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TifE Brethren At Work. 



-BthM I irmj jou jlad Tiduig, of grcal Jay, which ihall ie ,mta a« P«opfc."-LuKE 2, 10. 



Vol. I. 



THEOLOGICAL LIBHARt 
U" lliiii h i I" I 



Lanark, 111., September 14, 1876. 



No. 1. 



The Brethren a; Work. 

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John H. Moore. JacobT. Meyers, 
M. M. Eshclnan. 

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n.s lUunlU'i' of co|)i>^"rit,'>uiity!.u<I thill 
fn 4nicss timl slidiiM cliniacrito nil pe- 
riotliral piil)licati u,-. 

One p'ctiX reason f^iv this* |}io vcrv 
naluralililliilwicl «illi ^l"'' " bmUior, 
\iiiaciiisliMiiea to vrililif.lioManil nir- 
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,re reatlable iiiiil iimniilii. Matiy'li 
lin.tlier anil sister l>i« tse.llil ilals Mul 
jiiul.l like t.i spciill wi' it'll in' <V«» 
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All AMiclo ill print aiul ubsohitely 
free IVoiii crrora is, I doubt, uot to be 
toiiiid. All tlic greiit autliors iiboimd 
wiLli lliciu, luid even tlie Icocn eye oi" ttio 
lir.ii.l' reader fails to detet-l all of llieiii. 

I liftve gfeu it ntated tliat at ouc of the 
yrcat Ruglisli univcrsitiea a book wiis 
jirojectcd that t»lionl(l be entirely free 
from cnors. The proof pages were past- 
ed up ill the ball, and a large rewnrd of- 
fered for theditiiction of a mistake and 
alter all was done and the book publish- 
ed, two more errors were diseovered, one 
bL'iiig on the very (iist |)age. 

What is more provoking, is to have the 
niaiiii.<ci-ipt all riylit, and the printer by 
inis-taking a word, or even a letter to 
make nonsense of the wliole, and none 
regrets tliia more ihnn the editor, who 
knows ns a rule that apologies generally 
make matters worse. 

Hretliren, come to the front with yonr 
thoughts, and see how you look in " gude 
black print." A short arliclo, right to 
the ])oint and having a bearing on some 
vital topic, is worth any nmonnt of iong- 
windctl disquisitions on dead, dry sub- 

A train of tliouj^h's or an idea, new to 
yon, nttLTcd by aiiotbei", is as nnicb your 
own propi>rty, as if you had worked a 
day, and received a dollar for it. The 
idea and the money are alike youin, and 
you arc not doing right in boarding eiih- 
or. Uec thcni for your friends and tlic 
glory of God. 

Therefore, brethren and sisters write ! 
Deluge the editor with contiibutions of 
good solid matter, till he cries: "Hold, 
inonwlil" __ _ _ 



Faffts, Commands and Promises. 

IIY M, M, JHIIKLMAS. 

God's revealed plan of salvation con- 
sists of three divisions, viz. Facts, Com- 
mands, and Promiskji. To keep llie.se 
before the mind in ;*tndying the will of 
God, is the duty of nil Bible readei-s. — 
To study the Bible without observing 
this heavenly ordor, is not to onligbteii, 
but to confuse the mind. 

It is ft furl, that(!od lias bcuutifully 
mingled facts, cimnnauds and promises 
iu His written Word. To "rightly di- 
vide" them, and teach jieople to observe, 
is the pleasant woik of every God-sent 
minisl^c To 'bunch' tlieni, causes more 
or less bewilderment. To ignore all of 
tbcm, leaiU til skepijcisnt. To tcath on- 
ly n portion of thcni, h labor in vain, 
having uo hope of ctftruiO rewnrd. 

Every sane mind can believe fuels, 
obey comninniW, and hope for and enjoy 
promises. TiKt* can be believed, but 
uot oVieyed. Coninumds can be believed 
jind obeyed. Promises can be belitved, 
ami eujoyed or hoped for. Facts, com- 
inaiitl.'i and [nomiscs are not simply to b( 
believed, but each in its divine order um 
be faithfully observed. All of them, 
properly ol,se;v«l, produces evuugelical 
■ibedioncc; and this baa the pi-oniise of 
1)1 enjoy 

iipcl is, that 
God." Ail 
fact.^ conuuauds and proniiwcs in 
t^e Wonl of {!od cluster iiroond this 
Jnlral ftt<"t. That Jesus was bor.i of ilie 
yir^in Miiry, and brouglit to luiinhood 
under the care of bis piirents — that bo 
was baptu'.eil of John in Jordan, — that 
he preaclii'd re[n>ntance nnd baptism, — 
tliat be opiiHtl tho eye3 of the blind, — 
imctopped the ears of the deaf, healed 



.'ti-^iiiil enjoyment. 

ffhe grand Jucl of (he ;.oif 
'i^-UB Christ is the Hon of ( 



/he sick, iind restored life to the dead, — 
I'liat Ha *asliid bis disciples feel and 
" « iped tnvni wii h the towel wberewiih He 
vw* gii-ded," anil instituted tlie "Lord's 
>i iper" Bud ((.minuuiou of his blood and 
1)0 V, — thai He wjis crucified, buried, le- 
^ui ecl<'d, — ^tliat he appeaivd unto His 
.iiM-ipIes ai'l.r .ivfrcoiniiif.' the-jnive, tmd 



that he flsceudeil into heaven, — are sonic 
of the undeniable facta that surround 
the grand central fact. 

That lho»e who believe all the fact", 
obey the commands, and enjoy or hope 
for all the promi.-ics, have the faith of 
tlie gospel, is not at all tiiicntioHeil. Tbo 
picry arises, can we have the faith of 
Jcsua by simply believing the facts and 
hoping for the promises? This is where 
all the ditticul lies arise. If Jesus teaches 
that couimands need not be obeyed, then 
the matter i.« at once settled and we will 
all ground our arm," on the broad plat- 
form of faels and promises. If King 
Jisus, the Author of eternnl salvaliou, 
lias toni up thomiddic plank comm.vnus, 
and closed up the gap with aomething 
ela', then let us Icarii what that some- 
thing else is, and with willing minds and 
joyful hearts wcslmll all be of one mind, 
of the samejudgment. 

The following analysis of MatL II: 
28, 29 will serve iis an e\-am[)lu to thcec 
who delight in evangelical obedience : 
"Come unto me," (a command) "all ye 
that labor," (a fact), " and I will give 
you rest," (a promise). " Take my yoke 
upon you, and Icaru of me," (a i 
maud), for I um meek nnd lowl^ 
heart," (a fact\ " and ye shall find rtst 
unto your souls," (a promise.) 

This may be puttogatber by believing 
and obeying as beeonicth tliose who de- 
sire to enter in at "the strait gate." 

Since tlie fame Ijord, who is the auih- 
or of the facts ami promises iu His Word 
is also the author of the commands, we 
sliall earnestly eouttnd for one as well as 
the other. To follow_our Author, King, 
and Lord, is pleasure beyond human ex- 
|)rcsaiou. Having no phiu, order or sys- 
tem of oar owu or any other man's to 
follow or defend, but the plan, order, and 
government, of King Jesus, wo cheerful- 
ly lay bold of the work wilh the ability 
which God givetb, 

Universalism In a Nut Shell. 

One said to a Uni versa list, " You be- 
lieve that Christ died to save all men ?" 

" Yes, I do," 

" And vou don't believe there is a 
hell?" 

" No, I do not." 

"You don't believe there is any pun- 
ishmeut hercnller 'i " 

"No. I do not, nion arc punished for 
their sins in this life." 

" Well let us put your system ttjgcthcr. 
It umouuts to just this: that Christ died 
to save us from uotbing at all ! Not 
from hell, because you sjiy, there is none. 
Not fi-om punislimeut in a future state of 
being, for he reeelvc-s hi* whole punish- 
ment in th's life. Yoiir.s is the absurd 
spectacle of -ropes and life prwervers 
thrown, at an immense cvpeuse, to sav 
a nuin who is on dry land, and in no 
danger of befiig dmwned. Let uie tell 
you, that your religion is stark infidelity. 
If you heartily believe the Bible, you 
could not believe Univei-salism. 



the Baptist took hold ..f bis Presbyterian 
colleague, and s;iid, "Now sir I will im- 
nierce you." 

The latter nmnzwl, denmrred. 

" CViiiic along, I am in a liurry! " re- 
plied the damp divine, nnd dragged hi* 
ther into the water. Alanned and 
indignant, the young Vah ::ii< declared 
at the top of his voice ihnt ho did not 
believe in immersion, was opposed to it, 
and Would not submit to it. 

The audience wiw much excited bv the 
scene. The Baptist relctune*! bis hold, 
and said, " Young man, I will not im- 
merse yon to-<lay, but if I ever see vou 
baplisiing little ones against their own 
will, and iu spile of Uicir cries and kicks, 
as I saw you doWt night, I will dip you 
in the water, as sure as there is a God in 
Israel ! " 



The Baptist and Presbyterian. 

In one of the villages of Kentucky, 
reeently, a Baptist minister, anda young 
Presbyterian clergyman pre«clied in the 
same house, " night about," both preaeli- 
ers being jufsent at each meeting. One 
evening the Presbyterian arter a diseoiiise 
on injtuit baptism, |)i'uecode<l to Iiaplize 
several babies. The litlle candidates 
ma<ie a iri-eat outcry, which, of couiw, 
was noticed by the Baptist niau. 

Nest day, a number of converts of 
the latter were to bo imnu'i-sctl in the 
river near by. At the appointnl hour. 
a large eoncoui'se gathered on the banks, 
the Pnsbyterian being of the nnmber, 
and standing close to the water's etlge. — 
.\i\vv the caiididntus had been ininu'i'si.Hl, 



Fling Out The Banner! 



" Fling out iliv Imiuivr! let il ilont, 

!!ky-wiiril nnil xvik-wnnl liigli nn<l wide; 

The Min ilml liglil« its uliining folds. 

ThcvroMou wlLitli ilip Set viur died." 
Every eflbrt in hnrniony with the dl 
vine mind for a wider, and more extend- 
ed spread of the gospel of Christ, should 
be a matter of eongntulatiun on the 
part of the " born of God," and should 
enlist their most earnest prayers, and ef- 
forts for Eucecss. 

Could the church as a body, fully con- 
ceive nnd undci-stand her available iww- 
ers to extend the bordere of Ziou, we 
tliiuk. greater clliirts would be made in 
that direction. It is a stubborn faet. 
that we cither do not full' 



Shall any of us, like the priwtor Le- 
vitc pnN« by, and go on about our own 
business? We hope uot. for Mircly if 
we have fell the joy of diviuc compaa- 
sioB, we will have eompa»io» on <mr fel- 
low creatures. Having a work to do let 
U!> do it with a will. We need not care 
80 much, which way the ebii» fly, so 
long ns we have the line of GwI'b trtilh 
U) go by, and let us cut close lu the line 
though " Jews reproach and Greeks b!a»- 
pbcme." 

Having (he cuiumaud of GimI and 
ability so abimdnntly vouchsaf«;d to us 
thniugb bis gracious mercy, let us not 
fear to plant the banner of truth through- 
out the world, whenver opportunily of- 
fer*. How many, who now arc grovell- 
ing in the ways of error and su|»erstition 
might be brought to u knowledge of sov- 
ing grace, could they but sec the banner 
of truth lifted up in tbeir midst. 

It is not idols of stock and stone that 
we have so much to cont<^'nd with, as pet 
theories and idoU of flesh and blood. — 
These the bearer of the " bauner' matt 
meet, and eoutrat bis ground inch by 
inch ; seeing wc have such » foe to bat- 
tle with let us be i>atieiit but persevering 
knowing the truth must prevail in the 
end. 

May the Lord inspire cvcrj* brother, 
and sister to come to the rescue nu I 
help unfold to the world tlie glorious 
banner of the truth as it is iu Jesus, tho 
Crucified. 

GieeUy, Colorado. 



prebend, 

\vhat an earnest, united effort might ac- 
complish by way of rescuing a perishing 
world, or we lack that charity, which is 
pai-umount to all other Christian graei'S. 
We believe the former reason is, wheru 
the dilfieulty lies, hence we shouhl have 
every individual member to do the work 
God has given him to do. 

Look up from the groveling interests 
of a worhlly kingdom and see the great 
work that might be done to strengthen 
the army of the Lord, and till up tlu- 
tliiuned ranks with soldiers ready, able, 
and willing to fight the " light of faith." 

We need to be ai-oused ftom the lethar- 
gy that seems to have cast its influence 
ovi r u< and from the monotonous routiue 
of iiiucb work for ibis life, and too lit- 
tle for the life to eome. Days we devote 
to the enhancement of our temporal int- 
erests, and but hour^ to the iiitcrcisls of 
Christ and His cause. Dollars are will- 
ingly laid out to satbfy the lust of tlie 
eye, lust of the flesli, aud pride of life, 
while only the few spare-pennies find 
their way to the church treasury. 

These things ought not to be so. Tbo 
command, "Go ye," is in a certain sense 
obligatory U{)on every member of Christ's 
church. The 'Banner' must be lit^ed 
up or nations will die unborn. 

Every one can lend a helping baud. — 
See, a lew willing .'ui. ready tosacrificeall 
that a priest-ridden world may look and 
live." Shall we look i<lly on, and se« 
those devoted workere swwiting under 
the heavy bunleu of opposition aud not 
so much as lay one fiuger to the work of 
helping to bear the bunlen. but rather 
increiuse the weight by an unkind wonl 
or deed t God forbid ! 

Lot us all work, wliilc it is calle*l to- 
day, — all lead a bel|)ing hand to have 
tbcbaniur ol trutb litled up, that sin- 
sick-soiils, may see the tloatin^i crimson 
folds and touch in faith Its mdiant hem. 
that they may spring " immortal into 
life." 

Sec the thousands in this, our native 
land, in Denmark aud other countries, 
who ill tr.ivelling fiiun Jerusidem lo Je- 
richo have fallen among thieves — pulpit- 
pii-ates, who would rob them of tbe'eall 
in this life, and in the life to roiue 



To Young Men. 

Let the business of every one alone, 
and nt end to your own. Din't buy, 
what you don't want. U>e e;ery hour 
to advantage, aud study to make a lei- 
sure hour useful. Look over vour books 
regularly. 

If a stroke of misfortune omes upon 
your business, retreucb, work hanler. 
but never ily the track. Confront diffi- 
culties with unflinching perseverance and 
you will be honored ; but shirk and yen 
will be despised. 

Seek to acquire the iiowerofconlitutous 
ap]ilicatiou, without which vou Kinm',*. 
expect success. If you do this, you will 
be able to perceive the difference which 
it creates between you and those, who 
bavj not such habits. You wid not 
count yourself, uor will they count vou 
as one of them. Thus you wilt find 
yourself emerging into tlie higher r«^oHs 
of iulcUectual and earm-st men, men who 
are capable of making a place for tbvm- 
selves, instead of idly gaping, desiring a 
plae '. 

Reasons For Dressing Plainly. 

1. It wouhl lessen the force of tenijH 
tations which often lead lueu to barter 
honor and honesty lor displtty; 

2. Universal modenitiou in d:css at 
church Would improve tho wor-hip bv the 
n.<uiovaI of many wandering thoughts. 

3. It would enable all classes of peo- 
ple to attend church better iu uutavoRiblc 
weather. 

4. It would lessen, ou the part of ihc 
rich, the temptations to vanity. 

5. It would lessen, on the part of the 
poor, the temptations to lie envious aud 
malicious. 

(i. Il wouhl save valuable time on the 
Sabbath. 

7. It would relieve our means of a 
serious prcssur\\ and thus enaldo us to 
do mon- for giH^l enterprises. 

S. It would enable us to contribute 
to pHid iustituti ns, for the spread of iho 
giispel, tsuoh as the "(mv?.|k'1 Tract As- 
s^M-iation " at Lanark, IIIn) 

" Hear instruelion, nnd Itc wise. «ud 
refuse il iiol." 



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The Brethren at Work. 

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Money Onlti^. I>nU^>, un'l l{o;,'UtiT- 
wl letlrrs iiiav Ik- st-iit nt mir risk. Thfj- 
shonM Ue iiia.K- |«i.vnl.li- t« J. 11. M..»re 

IIai> we simco, we dwim] lo givo a 
'viKirl «f tlif Su'iii and Dnnisli I'lmds in 
lliis iiitnilter, but iiiusl ii"W liiy it « 
till tlio next Dumber. 




WKflri> |.Ieiu*il t" mill tlio name of 
nf n. n. Mi'iilRT U> tlio list of A-tsociiiU- 
lvtiU)rs. Ileisimublo wrilor, ami '>ur 
roailerenmy cs|W«t simegooil treats from 
Ills pen. _ 

Many, who desire t« n-e tlieTrayt As- 
soriation sueeocil in its nublc work, a-«fc, 
and wish to know Iiow niiieb theysliould 
invc as iheir ]inii>iirlioiinl part ? The 
ksl answer tliat we know tolbic ([uwliou 
i... Give a« Otr J^rd A<w pro*],rreti yaiu 

From time tn time ttur n:nder» will be 
lavorod witJi louors from IX-iimurk, thus 
kw'iiing them well pcwtcil on the miasion- 
Hfv work Roinji; on there. In another 
j.Iaee will be fonnd a letter from liro. 
Ilitnsen that will well ri'iiay a tareful 
n-ndinp. We have many olhcre on hand 
that will appe^ir in due time. 



and should Ik- ns eondeniwd and p-ilnted 
as iio«iible. Nnticos of nil kinds, intend- 
ed for Ihia jtaper, must bo Hindc very 
short, with the nnderetjuidtng, that we 
will trim tbem still more if we ihink it 
neeeasary. _ 

Oi'fi l«rmn are tvuh, and we wish to 
deal ns mucli on this principle as |ios!*ihle. 
Wo have to pay the caah ibr all wc pur- 
chase, and if oiir suU-crihciB will just 



puhli 
and insure sucee*' to tlic enterprise? 

In relation to the lii-st question allow 
u.« t4) n;in:u-k that thero is not one single 
weekly pnpoi- west of tlio Oliiy river, 
thai fiilly advocates the f,'.i.spel in (aitli 
and piiie'lieo lU* it wh.« tau-ht and beliey- 
eil by tho primitive Chri^liaiis. And it 
(hws'secm ti> m that in a puriion of th 
eoniilry eiuhraciii.i; 
lions square milo-4, 



send the money right along with their I ^^^j^j p„(, fl^^,^ iinconipromising, weekly 



This niinihcr of TtiK BriKTiinns at 
WoKK. is si-nt to all the addresses we 
have in our iMtestwion, that the siie and 
t'PHcnd «ppe.ininee of the paper may be 
tscen by the uiembere throughout the 
brotherhood tp>ncrally. Ksamine it 
enrcfully; show it to your friends and 
nei-,'bbors, then send in a good lii-1 of 
snbsenbcr.i. 



subseriptioiis. it will save us nuieh time 
and [H-rplexity. I* any have not the 
money juf't at hand, it will he an easy 
matter t<) t:et the loan of 81.35, a Jew 
days, and thus sive the trouble and ex- 
penses of Bcniling ua moiv thau one let- 
ter for so small amount. IJiside} thus "t 
save* lis the lime niid Iroiihle of keeping 
an extra hook aceoniit, and consequently 
ailoriLH more' time to piv|>are good, solid, 
and lively matter iitr the pajxr. If our 
iwders want a giHul, lively paper every 
week, they will find our eash-systcni to 
be an exeellent liel[) in that direetlou. — 
Just try it for oueycjir. 



idvocnte of priinii 



plain tcaehiiigs of the g:osi)el, as 1,'eueral- 
ly advoeated by the Brethren, and thus 
eut "If all oeeasion for eonti-ovcivy in 
Uiii line, unless it appeal's followed l)y n 
ivjily from oue of the editors. 

H'c tlici'efore liop? and trust tinil wo 
may not be luinoyed by arlich* calculat- 
ed to stir HO strife in tlia hnitherhood, 
■e than three mil- 1 hut anything that has a tendeney to eul- 
there should be nt | tivate anions the peojile of God iho spir- 
it of loVc, ohodionee, brotherly kindness, 
prayer, tiirgivenesj, hnniility 



tivc Christiaiiily, as it i 



was taught, believed and ].ractieed by ■ onniestly solicit, and that our papor may 



ur r>ape 



\Vk have also made arningement« lo 
I ave regular le'.t<-r» from .Ternsaleni to 
1 "■ publiiihed in the eolumns of our paper. 
'rii(¥*' letters an- intendisl to.'JCt forth ihe 
] r.veiit ennililion of the city, and keep 
i.ur ifa<lei-s po-te<l on the general move- 
i.ients in that part of the Holy Laml. 
li »;il be a delightful r.-pa.-t to n-ad lel- 
t-rs fi'iiin the birtli-plaee of Christianity. 



Tin: columns of TiiK IJitKTintEN at 
WciiiK are not u)ieii to advertisenienis, 
• <<j]y such as hch>ng to our own hnsimss. 
"We believe that the pai)er ean he sus- 
l.uned without resorting to advcrtise- 
loi'iit". and shall therefore not deviate 
fniin our rule. unh^H to give an ucca^i^m- 
:.l notice of some goiHl hixik, pamjdet. or 
(■■itnethiiigof llie kiiwl, that may he u>- 
hil to tlie hrutlieHiond. 



WiiERF.vEii our plans pertaining to 
ihf Tract AK»aciatiim have been fully 
jircsented among the brelhn-n. lliey have 
'been very favonihly r^tcvived and aji- 
]>Tovcd of. and now lii<h fair to be a sue- 
i-.«<. Wo will not oeeupy .spare in giv- 
ing the name mid amount of uii-li don- 
»r, aj« the donations vary from C\i\y dol- 
:.irs ihtwii, but simply give iunount rc- 
•vivcil from the hivthren in each eoiigre- 
■•atiuii thus lar. 



Thb IliiLT.:i{i;x at Wokk, 
jul ])nst-]>aiil. to any addres.^ 



will be 
in the 
United >-tiitos or Canada for 81.^5 pir i 1' 
buiium. ThoK- sending eight iiamiti and 
fil(l.8.» will receive an eslni ropy free of 
I'hure'e. Kor all over lliis number, the 
ngenl will be allowed 15 eeiitjii for Ciieh 



Owixti to some delay in shipping the 
interial fi-om the east, this number of 
appLflrs a few days later than 
■d. Hope the reailur will par- 
don this delay. We send this number 
lint to some four thonsand addresses, and 
not only invite each one tosuleeribe, but 
ns a favor to us, and the great cause in 
which we are eiigageil, wo earnestly de- 
sire, that they send ns a good list of 
names (iir the pajwr, as-sooii as ])assible. 
.Subseribci-a are eoniing in (juite rajiidly, 
aud shonhl they continue lo eome for a 
few weeks, we will have quite a large 
list to begin the next number with. — 
I'l-ospeets so far, nre very encouraging. 

The next immber will he sent out in 
about thn-e weeks, so iw to give all a 
chance to senrl in their subseriptions in 
lime t<i commeneo with the next number; 
after thirty theTmper will be printed and 
sent out regularly each wi-ek to ail those 
suhj^cribing for it, and it is from the next 
number tlmt nil subseriplions now being 
ii..>nt in, will he dat^'<l. 

Thivie who have suhseribed for the 
Jlrcllirrii'ii Mr^fittjcr, will receive Till! 
]tnirriTi:i:N at Work instead, till the 
time ol' their subscription expires. 

Wk wish our ngculs and friends t<> 
make a .special ellbrl to get our paper in- 
to ibo haiicLs of all the oiit-sidr'-t in tlieir 
neighborhood, ns it is tlic design ofTiiE 
HiiirniiiRX AT Work, to present to the 
world u eomplele, clear and forcible de- 
len*e of the doctrine aud practiee of the 
llivllnvii. A clear and fi'arliss defi^'iis'" 
of tlie iloelrine. anil dislin<-live features 
of tlie IJrelhren's |)rnctiec, is one of the 
lejuliiig designs of this paper, and such 
writer* m II. H. Miller, .1. \V. Stein, 
IJauiel Vnninmn, Mntlic A. Lear, and I 
many othorH whom we have engaged, 
will not fail lo set lieforc the reading 

ip!e of tills broad land facU and arg- 
uments that will be well calculated to 
eiilighlen the mindin of thousamls who 
are bL>wildei\-J by llio conflicting theories 
of mudcru ehibtendom, aud may also be 



the ajnsllc!. and their imi 
ccssors. 

Then in addition to this, the Urefhi-en 
aie now beeoiiiingquitenunierou,-' in the 
west, aud it will hj but a ft;W yeai:s till 
Lanark will he near the center of the 
bi-otberhood, and as there i* a strong de- 
sire for.a weekly, eleariy and pointedly 
defending ihv distinctive priiieii)les of 
tlic doclriiij ami practice of the lire:h- 
rcn, it will bo dheovered that we have a 
strong reason for starting up a weekly in 
this part of cuir broad land. 

But nixt eomes the inquiry, as to 
what have wc lo till to entitle ns to a 
bearing? Wu have nothing more nor 
Lvs than the gaspel. "the glad lidini.-^f.f 
great Joy, which shall be iiulo all peo- 
ple." We start out fully i-e^^iolved to de- 
fend Christianity in nil its primitive pui- 



ijdiftte sue- ' be filial weekly with 
eariKst desire. 



(cA matter, 



o)>posiiig error. 



fulditional i 



, which amount ean he ' instrumental in planting the sinndard of 



■Muiled from the money before sending , 



We want a working 
11 every eongreiation : 



truth in many loealiiicj, where Christian- 
ity in its primitive purity, is compai-ativf 
ly unknown. Then brethren aiuUisters, 
in additiou to trying to gel our paper 



ill the land, lo act as agjiit fur our jia[)- 
. r. Tho^, wh I fc^fl to act lu; sneh. will 
go right to work, gatiicr up subseribei^ 
:>s furt a^ {Mi^ible, and muJ the nanus 
ilircctly to iM, that the paiK'r may at 
■•iicc (Mimnicntv its Vwfkly vicits to fain- 
i.IcK ill every ;«irl of the rountry 
luenn Ut work, and we want to 



brother or sistor 

id iieighl)orliood | into every family ia the brotherhood. 



do what you eau to enable U3 lo reueli 
all others, who are .seeking for the truth. 



PREFACE. 



JCo set of men ought to claim the nt- 
Wc tention of the public, unltw Iheyarcful- 
■ : n , ly pemuaded, that they have something 
-irmv of lirrllirfn ot Il'wri all over the of vital importiuice to communicate to 
land, heljnng us V> put a sound, lively those who will be benefitted by enibrac- 
gospel pajHT inU) the hands of every ing aud prnetieiiig that .vliieh they he- 



tMwkcr afttT truth in the United States 
and Caiuida. I 

As we do-ire to make TnK BaETltBEK 
AT W<»BK, a lUfund, lively pujKT, and 
viiAi U* fill iU eoluiann weekly With tlie 
liert matter that wc can ]iroeure, we ' 
«amt*tly *)tiiii cmlributioiii' from those. 



lieve their duty to leaeli. But since 
the eouiilry is Ibwrlcd with literature, 
and thousands of writer* and hpeakerf 
are daily and weekly athlressing an eag- 
er public, it may he lukul, why should 
we prwume t« add anrither paper to the 
vast nuinher that are already visiting 
every pari of our land V It may I'urth- 



rality and 
vanity in whatever sha]te they may pre- 
sent themselves to us. The gospel, the 
whole truth, and nothing but the truth, 
tlic general practiee of the Brotlnen will 
be our plea, laboring to defend and re- 
store the practice in Christianity as it wjis 
1800 yearsngo. We believe, to advocate 
rcst^ire and reproduce Clivistiaiiity in all 
its primitive purity, was the grand ob- 
ject of the little baud of Brelhivn who 
eoiuiueiieed their zealous and siiceersfnl 
movement in (Jcrniany in toe yearlTOO. 
By jKTSectition ikey iv^"e driven froiu 
their native land, and finally found a 
home in the asylum of Amerieaii liberty 
where they planteil thesUindard of pure 
Christianity. Sinectliattiuu- the church 
has iiiercaseil till now it *xlends from 
the rolling Atlantic to the calm Pacific, 
still advocating the same distinctive 
jiriiieiplos of Christianity that were first 
espoused by our ancient Brethren. 

lu defense of this glorious doctrine, 
we now send forth Tue BittrrniiES at 
Worn;, hoping to receive the patronage 
of the brethren aud sistcis generally, as 
well as the patronage of all those, ivl.o 
are seeking to know the truth ns it is in 
Christ Jcjius, and are willing to rend a 
paper that is fnlly determined to stand 
up for the <n-der and jiractice of the 
old Bivlhren. as it was advoent-^d by 
them one hundred and lifty yearn ;igo. — 
For we do believe that they slxirted out 
on the apostolic platform, niid intendeil 
to grow in grace and liie knowledge of 
tlie truth, until it couhl be truly said of 
them, that tliey obeyed from the heart 
that form of doctrine once delivered unto 
the saints. 

The opinions of those who differ from 
the Bretlu-cn, wc wish to duly respect, 
80 far lis nmy appeiir consistent with the 
Scriptures, yet, at the same time we 
deem it our duty to stand firm in the de- 
fense of primitive Christianity, occupying 
the game ground that was advocated by 
the ancient church of the Brethren. 

We have procured the aid of a number 
of brethren and sisters to assist us infill- 
ing the columns of The BitCTiii!i-:.\' at 
Work with sound religioiLi matter, and 
we feel fully pcn^uadeil that if tlie 
iiioniberB and friends generally, will give 
us a large subscription, so that our pap- 
er can reach every part of the country, 
u vast amount of goiKl nuiy ho accomp- 
lished by thus setting before the rending 
poojdc <if America a clear, and higicnl 
dclenae of the faith and practice of the 
Brelliren. 

Our paper will not, under any eireum- 
fltance)* admit controversy about iiniin- 
porlaiit ipicKiion* that arc of no benefit 
to lh<' biolberhood at large. We desire 
to show due iL'ipLet to those who iliHer 
from n,-, and giant them all the lihertv 



OUR POSITION. 

The BnirrnuKN at Wouk, is an 
earnest advocate jif vilal and practical 
religion, being an uncompnunising vindi- 
cator of Triniitive Christianity in all its 
ancient puri:y. 

It recognizes the New Ti.'stament as 
the only infallible rule of faith and prae- 
lice; and maintains that fidth, rcpont- 
ancc and baptism are for Ihe ivmissioli 
of sins, aud hence usseiilial to member- 
ship in the chiirdl of ChnVt. 

It nuiinlaiiis thai ibe Holy Scriptures 
teach but "'«-T.r/(Wi(y</(.-»i, and that is 
the inunei-sioH of a truly ])enilent be- 
liever thi-ee times face-lbrward as taught 
in Matthew 28: 19, and was also the 
general practice of nil ibe chuR-Iics 
planted by the aposlle-s and so continu- 
ed by lluin. during the fir.-*l c.nlul'iQs of 
the Chi'i.-tiau church. 

It mnintaiu!* that the Lord's Supper is 
a full evening meal, was in connection 
will) feet-wa^hing. instituted by the Lord 
himself, and in like manner should still 
be okserved by his peo])Ic. 

It inaintaius that ihe brcail of com- 
munion, and the cup of ihauksgiviiig. 
l)erpctuated in commemoration of Chri>r- 
de^ith iiiid snffering, should, in connection 
with feet-washing and the Lonl's Supi)er, 
he observed iu the evening, or after the 
close of the day. 

It mnintfiins that the snlutnliou of the 
holy kiss, or the kiss nf L-harily, is a div- 
ine command, and as such, is binding 
upou all the humble followers of Christ. 

It maintains that war and relnlialion 
is contrary to the s|)irit and self-denying 
principles of the religion ol Jesus Christ, 
and that no Christian hns a right, to take 
up arms, to shed the blood of Ids fellow- 
men. 

It inaiutaiiis that non -con form ity to 
the world in onr dress, customs, daily 
walk nnd convei-snlion is essential totrue 
holiness nnd Christian piety. 

It further maintains. Unit the anoint- 
ing of Ihe sick in the name of the Lord, 
is a religions privilege and duly, enjoined 
upon Ood's pei:i[j!e. 

In short, its object is, to advocate and 
deleiid in the f -ar of the Lord, whatever 
Christ and the apostles have enjoined up- 
on us: giving all possible assistance to 
those seeking light on Primitive Christ- 
ianity, and proposes, amid the conflicting 
theories, speculations aud disciuds of 
modern chrifctcndom, to point out cli'arlv 
nnd distinctly, ground that all must con- 
cede to be iniallil)ly sai'e. It aims to 
distinctly set before the reading people of 
America, a clear delanse of the ground 
and position occupied by our ancient 
Brethren, who were first in this graiiil 
formilory movement, with which \«i|ir 
identified, nnd show lluit, nnisljJI 
pcr^li 



adly lelalions, nnd ti,,.t 
.iir career as editors m,,! 
ccmleariiigcnuscoCChri-i- 
1 never be called to alhi.i,. 
tasaiit terms, Imi 
c'lch other tlmi 
degree of hwhorly kindaww, and ChriM. 
iaa courtesy.lhat hccomutl, „|| n.e )„„„. 
hie ll.ih)wer:*of a nu>ek and lowly Jcsi,,. 

A Word of Explanation. 

Daar Fdlo)t-Ilfad(r» of The " Jli-ctlir.n 
at IFor^*.— 

'Having been both Eilit,,,. 
and projiriaor of the Jirctlirni't> Mcnsai- 
grr since If. fii'st iiiceptiun, I deem ;, 
iuipurlaiit ft give a biiif explamUiun i.. 
Irttive lo in immediate ivmoval Ihnu 
Gernuiulowi I'a., to Lanark, 111. 

Nothing diontd pnimi)t a uuiii to df, 
anything, i^lhout due and rnjuiMi,. 
forethought ujion Ihe thing lo be dom- 
as insuintanons coiielnsious arc not J. 
ways the list. The removal of i|ii> 
Brethren's ^x^hjit from the ea-^i i„ 
tlio wcift yw ni)f occftsion'rd by t|n^. 
dash of a lighly imnginalion. Sud, 
could not ha'c made it pos-ihic. li re. 
quired niont i of sober and seriuu-; rc- 
lleotions to hhig about what has fiicilK- 
been agreed upon by brethren J. ij. 
Moore, M. IV. Eihclinun ami niysL-H. — 
Not only wu the object — that of Imv- 
ing a good, Wv'kly periodical, sound in 
literature, atnict assoL-ialion and t!ic 
like — lalkwhhout, but earnestly jiravwl 
for. Letter ifter letter was anxiousjv 
exchanged, ii-evious to the removal uf^ 
the Jirrlhrem Metscugcr, and as all i 
periodical Ucrature of the ehunh 
from the eosi it ivm finally agreed n|i( 
to remove oc of unr periodicals li. ilio 
west, thus (voiding tho publishing nf 
another papr, as brethren Moore ami 
lishelman wuld hive been nece.ssii.iiiil 
to do somtlliiig of the kind, in order lo 
economize bth lalmr and cx|icnsc in the 
publishing ojiamiMct^ and tracts. 

That i\ cosolidftiiou wju the best iliut 
could have ben ddie under the cxi*liii;,r 
cireumslani?!. is v,Ty evident, The tY\y- 
irihutiDn ot|i:irnpliet3 and Iraet* liasi";- 
smheJ>iT(TTTropi(rtions that it was really 
necessary tat an organization of sofiic 
kind was died for, through which the 
great workf spreading the gospel niiL.-ht 
be systemat-ally (onductod and succi-x;- 
fully worki. 

Now thnlhc change of ihc Zir/V/nt-ff'^ 
Meineiigrr n\ weekly, under this very 
significanti-itle: "Tin: Bi{etiiiii^x<!t 
WoitK," liy carry to our reader- ijjj. 
richest blaings iniagiiiiihle, nsympatJi - ' 
tic insighliiito the heart of itii giJfP 
subject, un a vital union with Him, the 
Ile<Ieenienf the world, is my ardent 
wish and nceio prayer ! 
Fraternally, 

J. T. MIvYERS. 
(hrmnnlon, J'>t.. ^rptntil.rr, ISTfJ 



Th 



the dis(.'ordant elements of 
Christianity, there is a possibility of 
cupyiiig ground, that Ls safe beyond tji 
tion. 

Wc want it further iinderitooil, as eljc- 
wlicre stilted, that The Buetiiiiex Aj'J^itil it iJinishe 
W'oitK, will not serve a* a mcdiuii 
through which BieUiren may carry « 
protracted coiitrovei>ieii over jjointi^ { 
difference in the brotherhood, m iu C\ 
ject is, to " Preach the Wonl,"— dofcM 
the general faith and practice of l^ 
Brethren, and therefore canuol, and ij/i 
not open its columns to miscelhiiie^us 
controversies over unimportant (piestions. 

Towards other papers now published in 
the brotherhood, we disiro to eultivalo 



Stein 3n Trine Immersion. ' 

It will B very gratifying to alt 
readers, tilearn that Uro. J. W. Stvin") 
work on Vine Jmincrslon will be pub 
lished thnigh Tjie Buetiiuks 
"WoitK. Ife have lielbre us some 4'J 
pages of Ifi mnnuscriiit, and will cinn- 
inence it i the nc.Kl number. Our rca 
era will l|Te have a chance of icadii 
and exanning argument, that, if \u 
circulatefwill tell powerfully in defense 
of the piiiitivo method of baptizing. 

We ho; that our brethren and sister.- 
will wakan cllbrt to get our pajter 
the handof every Baptist minister uiil 
member, I the United Staler. So iiir, 
the Bapdls have not bad their attention 
very ibrttly called to tliis fiubject, niid 
liere is ai|xcellcnl opporluni ty of set 1 1 1 
before tliai ftooinplctc and able deleu: 
of the tlte-fold immersion. 

Wo wi eoninieiice the article in oi 
next nuuer, nnd continue it rcgulady 



Tratft Association. 



re will bo found ill this ])apfi' 

eiilitled " The Gospel Tine! 

' setting forlh plans ibr lli'' 

urinalioof a Tract Association, liavii' 

... _ , . hb.hiim and di»iri- 

biiX 

nb!y\ 

and mli'iec of lie Bnlliv 



nauooi i\ I uo-i^ii"'" iiinxii, .1.1 > —I- 
i|. ul* ll.v |ml,l„l,iliK l"«I .li-l-i- 
ioii uliuli"' |ii"ii|ililia» mill triii'l* 
^/lj|,.i.vlv siKiii,: llii-lli llic fiiilli 



BETHANY. iHtOlOGICAl LIBRARY 



Till'; UKKTllUHN AT WO I ; K 



It is uijtliaifi lor us to nUoiii|>l Id argue, 
tlie iioccssily of such nn as-otitnioii, ns 
it is L-ertflinly appilrcnt to tveiy rt-iuitT, 
tlmt much gootl cftn be Join; through 
thi- inslrnnicuUlity of jjnod luimiihleli 
niid tmcl«, nnrl that it ia one nf tlip best 
l^ll0^vn ways of eprcadiiig tho truth wilh 
limited means. Good has nlrt'iidy bet-ii 
iloiio, and thcrt" yet ronmina n vast por- 
lion of the country where the faith and 
practice of tho Brethren is not genorullv 
knowii, and to rcnch this chiss, aswelliis 
help clscwherf, where yood can he ac- 
(■■iiiiiilishcil, is ihc giciit olijecl iu view, 
und we fi-el fiilty assured thiil hero is im 
opening for nil of tliose, wlio wish to 
lend H liclpinp hand iu apreiuling the 
tntth. 

All nsswintlou ia ibrnicd, that the 
linixlcn may not rest ujiou n few on- 
ly ; but iu this way, many can assist, and 
thus rtc(:om])Iish a viist amount of guid. 
It ia hoped ihnt nil tliosc who are advo- 
cates of the Tract work, will assist in 
biiildiug up ihi;:! institution, and help to 
place it oil a goud, sale worldug biiais, — 
In addition to whut will othorwirie be 
ilovie, a few larjje duuatioug from some, 
who are nhundautly able, and wish to 
advance the Master's cause, would at 
tiila time enable the assuciiUion to 
coHipIiijh a good work. 



ouo (hiy nearer that happy period, one 
day nearer cndlons joys, one day nearer 
the by and by when we nhall all be at 
lioiuc. 



KurtlLrllnjllmiinl W..rk. 

Change of Heart or Conversion. 



' Der Bruederbote." 



We go to 11 lu.rl.l not like this. How 
necessary, tho heart he changed, to pre])- 
nre us lor that chiinge of worldn. If 
nnui liv«l nlwnya in tbi* world, then he 
might need no change of hcnn. A 
change of luwl only would do him. But 
ait we all mustsioon go to the spirit wi»rld 
where all is changed, we too, muwl be 



l3 the lillc <•[' onr Gc-nuan monthl, 
which we publish especially for tliatpnrt 
of the brotlierliDod, that prcfei's to read 
tlhc German huiguaye. 

It will be llienmnesizeasTnEHRKTit- 
KN AT WoHK, but is-'ucd monthly, and 
ivill bo ilevolcd to the vindication of the 
faith and practice of the Brethren, an 
Ivocate of primitive CliriMtianity. We 
will endeavour to make for our Ocrnmn 
ii'ople a sound, religious monthly, and 
2 they will give it all the encouragc- 
i'\] 11H lit in their power. Our pamphlet, on- 
^^ titUd •■The Perfect Plau of Salvation," 
V will betraiislated into tho German Ian- 
», ■_Miage, and published iu the eol 

the " Dcr Bruederbote." It will be 
1^ <iimmenced in the ue.\t iiuiubei", which 
sF will appear sui-u alter the Vrnddle of 

I September. It is hoped that the breth- 
ren and sistei-s will give this paper an 
i extensive circulation among the Gernnm 
^ people, tis it is the only German paper, 
[N now publishetl in the brotlierhood. — 
'IVriiis, per annum : 75 cenls. 



On thix snbjeet it is proper to notice, 
Jhvl, The hear!, us it ia by nature ; leermtl 
What a elmng.- of heart ic; third. The 
nccctiily of n change of heart ; /oi(i-/A 
The evidence of \l; fifth, The power or 
means which \» the ciiange of it. 

Fuit, the heart of man by nature is 
inohKl after the world and controlled by 
it. "The carnal mind is uot«ubjeeX to the 
law ff God neither iudepd can bo" It 
is oiuy the s]iiritu(t1 mind that submits to 
the Divine Law, '"The heart is deceit- 
fid above all tlilnys. and desperately 
wiclid;" it is impenitent; it is yet with 
all \ii designs and ntreutions on the plean- 
ures, hopes and customs of the perishing i 
work around hiiu. They control and 
lead iim, ns lime moves him on, li etc 
ity Hie the ox, led to the «laug1it r c 
joyiur the plcaanrcs of time and ae 
atjuulng on the hrinlt of death, co 
cernfll. 

Tic fleeting, changing, and alluring 
jilcT-^re^ of earth with all their paths of 
sinful rebellion against the law of God, 
are fl-tcned upon ihe natural heart as 
the tltler-oi' -slavery, binding the.-ubjec^s 
of tlf prince of darkness, leading the 
soul ,|iody, and spirit in a liie of disrt> 
ganl' rejection, reb'_'llion, again.-ft the 
righvoiis IjIIW of 0<)d, lending ihein in- 
to ^ii)nii:«sion, nllegianec to the ways of a 
Hiu-jverned world. The inonarcli of 
fu^hfn, the idols of pleasure, the tyitin- 
ny (( custom hold the natural heart in 
the iopular current running, the broad 
wayjtlie wide gate that leadeth to dest- 
ruc()n. 

Sroiid, we wniit to know, what a 

clmce of heart is. It is a conversion, 

thalbnngs tho Divine nature into the 

"' butiiu. When the law, the mind, the 



W ill l- the exeluMMO uf. „v oppl.ilioi. i„. i» „,. ,,!«„,. i„r do-nothitig». There i. a 
some other portion of tho «ime Will.- ministry for every soul. A. soon a.- 
Tlie child of God should ever rememl)cr j wnrk mcrgea into the *■ perfect law of 
that "go into all tho world and tench liberty, it is heaven." 
all nations," ia a^ much the will of CmA " Bn-lhreo at Work." It U prouimwl 
as to lovo your enemies, feed the hungry. | ihnt the work io to be in line with Johii 
or to overcome evil with good, and tho ' 6 : 17. The land u teeming with iWa^ 
eontinuwl iii(|uiry of every one i.hould I tratioiw of 2. (*or. 11 : 1.3 —2 Th(« 2 
J.ange<l, fitted to tho change of world. : be, how can I do my part of the work 1 iJ. If wo all work, and work banuon- 
wo must make. Hie pride and vanity 1 to the b«t advantage? ' i„u,lv. "working tognher with (io-l ■ 

mid smfnl.ple«suies of earth eaniu,t go | WbiU- traveling over the wt,t and '"mighty ihron-di him to tlio i-ullio- 
with us beyond the river. They mu«t , visiting the humble dwellings of our ' down of strongiroM.," all the dovik in 
all be given up when the angel of death I brethren and f.i«ter», and others on the ' hell ami on earth cannot keep the walh 
eom<3. All earthly things with their , frontier*, meeting the stern realiti« of of Jericho from tumbling into n heap of 
briglit^t alluruiient« are feeble and pow- , poverty, deprived of many of the com- . ruin*. There are loo many ununcd hoe- 
crl*a» to give peace und joy to the im- 1 torts of older teltlemcnU ii» well as of and mattock* iu the vineyard of tl»- 
morial spirit, when wc co.ne u, elmnge I the enjoyment., of hearing the gwpel Urd. Too many " b«syl)04U« in ot!..r 
^^"^'^"- ! preaehed regularly; and while hmring j men's matters." Too m'anv t.app«-n. and 

Abraham, a pilgriin.uud almnger in a , them cxprca their de»iiv to have Ureth- l eavewlroppers. Too many brethren and 
dying world, looked beyond the view to , rca to setllo among them, and help thera 
a city, "which has foundations whose I to meet the enemy and build up the 
maker and builder is God." His heart | Master's Kingdom. I have beeu nioie , 
WHS over there, it was cut loose from tho I wkbi'ly iMrmasKD, 

perishing things of a anful world, and ; than ever with the vivstu^T!.* of the fichi, 

turned over to God. | that li..-» open before tho "Brethren at '| bell iidi of ap.w,lute angels to combal, 

Paul looked for a building of God, a j Work." and as it i."* impossible to cover , and a latal indwellingvirut^ to eradicate. 

lo c not made wilh hands, etcrnnl in i this whole field at once with a living , ought not the checks of all dronei 

tl e 1 eavcn.x." His heart was way up in | ministry, the thought nutumlly comes ' and foul-mouths, and strife-pickers burn 

1 u, in the house of God, nut made i up: " What can be done Ut the best «d- j to cinder for very shame? 

vantage? My eonelusions are after much The routing of evil and tJie triuinj'h 
thought, that where there arc ministering of riglitooueness is the end of all God'- 
brethren that can be spared from older j dealings), mediatorial and proviAntinl. 
congregations who teel a willingness to . The recovery of the world to Ji^un is the 
locjitc in other parte of the Master's field mifision of the Church. The proclama- 
they should not be hindered but nither ' tiou of the "C3ccee<ling Mnfulit^s of fin, 
encouraged and helped if need be, and and the peace of God," throu^i thccnifs 
secondly much may be <lyne by judici- I ia the iniperalive obligation ■<( every 
ously dislrdiuting tracts, setting forth £out that has been washed in 6e blood 



sisters at work, biting and skinning an<l 
horning and hoofing each other. 

Allsuehare " Ihecncmio) of lhcCr>.M 
■f Christ." No wonder Paul wept over 
' them. Willi a race to reclaim, and a 



the doctrine of the Brctlirea, 

Many of the settlers of newer couu- 
tries are [tour, yet intelligent and will 



ONE DAY NEARER. 

Sinp, and ponder the thonj:lil, that we 
^1 niie day nearer eternity than we 
\\i !■■ yesterday. Whatever trials and 
I miilations lliere may be ahead of us, 
vic are one day nearer them. Whatever 
alllictious and los.scs, wc are one day 
111 !nvr thcni. WliBtevef joys, whatever 
|ik!i>nrcs await u^ we are one day ueai-- 
■ 1 tln'in. Wlmtever sad partings wc arc 
.■■ < xperieilcc, we are one day nearer 

Ynniig hu»hnnd niid wife, do you 
ihiiik of the groat rospon.«ibilities await- 
\\r.[ Will? Yiiu are one day nearer them. 
h.> you ronlijie that tho rude linud of 
.1 :Lih will one day separate you? You 

e one day nearer that sad period. 

Gentle rearlei-i have you pondered the 
Solemn fact that you jnust die, and hid 
[Udicu to all that ia dear on earth 1 You 
are one day nearer that time. 

Whatever be your station on earth, or 
Avliatcvor be your conduei here, you must 
one day stnnd before the Judgment bar 
(.f Ciod, You arc one day nearer that 
ilcinn event. Have yon pondered the 
[thought, if you live wickedly here, yon 
kill one day hear that dreadful sentence, 
'* Depart from nie, ye curjictl, into ever- 
lasting fire, prepared ibr the devil, aiul 
is angels?" You are one day nearer 
hat awful doom. Do you think of being 
biinisbed wilh everla.''ling dcstructiun 
liiHu the pri'.-eufo of the Lord and the 
i;iniy of liis ])ower? You are one day 
m.aier that lime. 

liut should you live ns beeoiuetii a 
^(■iviiiit of the Lord, do you realize that 
tl"' shining gates of heaven will one 
dill -land ajar Ji)r you to [Miss into the 
r'le.-.iial city'? You are one <hiy nearer 
I hat hapjiy liour. 

Thin think of our liajipy walks and 
; liks wilh iho loved ones, who have 
jinii,. before: glorious thought; we are 



i 



spii, the Law of Christ, is made the 
rullg power over all the designs, affecli- 
onsind purposes of the licurt. It is the 
roeficiling of man to God, his law, his 
prfifidcncc. It is the aceeptanec of 
CliM into the life and being, to enjoy, 
tnil and follow him m the way. the 
tru^i ami the life. It is the acceptance 
of iilvatioii on the evidence, the terms, 
thitonditions of the gospel. Ilis tiirn- 
insiway from the allurements of a sin- 
ful (lying, Heeling world to tlie solid, et- 
cral, unshaken truth which liveth an<l 

b ('th forever. It is turniuj 
Gf , to a righteous, obedient, an humble 
siiiritnal life. 

'Tlio wiky Hint loii^Is from linDisIniiciit: 

The way the Iioly proplipts wont 

ifl a soul arrayed in the righteoui- 

of Chri^t, a brighter wlornment 

all tho glittering gew-g.iws of earth. 

ml wiUilied and made white iu the 

(1 of the Iamb, and fitted for the en- 

jouent of comumnion and fellowship 

tlic Kedeeuier and the redeemed. 

hml, the uece^iiy of a change of 

he tis seen iu the Savior's hinguagc: 

i T(}()(1 niaii out of the good treasure 

le heart, bringeth forth good things, 

in evil man, out of the evil treasurer 

v' heart, bringeth forth evil things." 

; sayit : Out ol" an evil heart cnmoth 

i;ler, tlicft, pride, mid out of the 

idancc of the heart, the mouth 

spdcolh. 

eing then, the heart is the exact 
foUain, from which all our words and 
■ome, liow important, that the 
he t be so changed that the law, the 
sp t, the life of Christ be merged into 



tl 1 auds. His hciirt was taken away | 

tiom all the style and pride and fashion , 

of earth, turned over to God and carried 

up into heaven. 
These holy men were ready to change 

worlds becjLUse their hearts were changed 
' and long before ihe lime came, they re- 
j joieed iu the anticipation of that cimnge 
I awaiting thorn. A change of heart had 
' prepared them ibr a change of worlds, 
' and all the poweis of earth could not 

shake that solid foundation, neither life, 
' norde.ith, prineipubties or powei^, could 
. separate them from tha love of God iu 
I Christ Jesus, because their hearts were 
I cut loose from the world and turned over 

to God. 
i This doctrine of a change of heart is 
I reasonable a^^ well as scriptural and the 

first great step in it K, that the nfilc- 

tious and designs be takeufroiu the sinful, 

perishing vanities of earth, because they i i.«,j,oi,sibility some of 
' must bo all given up when death come-". ... ....... 

I The second great step i?, that it be 

wholly turned over fiT'God to his will, 

his' word, his i-ighteousness, bis com- 
mands, until the whole life is filled with 

the power of ChrL*t and the Holy Sjiirit 
I to give the joy and presence of salvation 

this side of the cold river. 
Another reason why a change of heart 

is neces-sary, grows out of the fact, that 

by taking such a course, the wlude 

man is changed in soul, body and spirit. 

A change of heart, that doe not change | i,n,„er4ion Traced to The Apostles," 

the whole man outside and insi.le turning , ,. q^^. Uj^ptism," " Perfect Plan or Safe 
I Ground," " One Faith Vindicated," 



of ihc Lamb, " We are not oui own, 
we have la-en bought with a price." Kv- 
ery greenback nnd penny that comes lif 



eagerly rend tracts and papers placed t« the uail-pierced hands, is stamiioil 
within their reach. Hence the propriety "'''' '^'"' iuiage und superscription of 
of the Tract Association at Lanark, III., | Emanuel, nnd is " lioliniTW to the Lord." 
iu which all who wish to work in this , Everj cent that eaters to an artificial 
way can have an opportuuity of safely ! lusnry, wlielher in finer or grosser form, 
doing so. Before leaving home. wepul>- ' '-" "^ robbery of God. "The gold and the 



licly stated our intention to the brelii- 
rcu and sistci"s of our vieiuity, that 
wc intended to procure on our own 
the Brethren's 
tnielt for li'ec distribution ; simply stat- 
ing that if any of the brethren and 
sistei'S felt like assisting in tliis way, they 



*ilver arc mine," taith the \jnt\i. The 
crois allows no reservations. All or uo- 
tliing. When the work of the spirit is 
complete, then the braiii-woik, heari- 
work. body-work, money-work, will fol- 
low as naturally as motion folluwa Hfe. 
It is oue of tho saddteit speelaclea thai 



him over to God, is a delusion, a fnilnri 



The whole man, soul, body nnd spirit, 
are the subjects of redemption, the sub- 
jects of God's Law, and must be brought 
in subjection to bis will, 

As the heart of man governs his aeti- 
onu. his conduct, tlnvgreut importance in 
tbti matter is, to get the heart right, iu 
the sight of God, for theu only will the ' 
actions he in harmony with his will. 

If tlie heart is conliirnied to thewoHd, 
the whole man will be, be will net, and j 
look and talk like the world, because bis j 
feelings, his heart is there. But wlien 
his heart is turned over to the gospel, the ! 
whole man will be ; he will act aud talk 
like Christ and his apostles, because his 
heart and tfeeliugs are there. 
( To he continued.) 



Brethren at Work, and Work for 
The Brethren, Considered. 



It. 

Ighteous obedience to the law of God 
only he had, when the heart is turn- 
it. The prodigal only comes haek 
his heart is turiic<l to his father's 
hcHe. So long as his heart was set on 
viJirv living, — among the husks and 
a\( ,c, be wandered from his father's 
In JO though slarving, and last when his 
In t was changed, it brought him home 
ti> is father, humble, penitent, and obe- 
di I, 

he uccc«.ilty of a change of heart is 
ft her seen in the solemn truth thnt we 
11 t all soon change worlds, Thisis but 
a ;eting home, we are only tenants here, 
tl lease will soon run out, then we must 
n -p and, O, the change wc must make! 

/ ^'^ 



Having just i-etnrncd lliis inoriiiiig 
I from a trip of over twenty six hmidred 
I miles IhroughMiMonri, AikanMis.Texiis, 
Indian T^'rritory, aud sunthern Kansas. 
; I found (iwaiting my arrival home a lit- 
ipicst ibr an article for the liret number 
'l of " T(ie Brethren at Work." 

Wli,o arc " The Bivthren at Work,"— 
! was tUefii-stthouglit. Answer: Whoso- 
ever shall do the will uf God, the Kime 
is my brother and sister and mother.^ 
'• Mark 3, '•>'>■ !*>' t'"« '*''''» ' bittbren ' wo 
Ihe^elore mean all who do the will of 
j God, wbelher male or (emalc, bond or 
' fi-ee. \' At Work ' implies lo be neither 
idle iu*r asleep. He who will work for 



conhL do so, aud we would distribute | ^ '"»"/ ^*''» ''"ve given a double prom- 
them as judiciously as we could. Where- I '"* ^ *'''^''''<' themselves and their all to 
upon .piite a number of brethren and I tl>e coming of Jehovah's kingdom, sc«« 
sisters gave us substantial proof that they »" gf"*'s« l'"^'"" prayfri and eSbrts and 
were willing to work in spreading the ' '"««"s for Uie aecoinplbhment of God's 
truth if only their way were open to do ' e^at puriwse in Christ Jesus. 0, the 
80 safelv ' ''''■■''^'* "'" l^'"* goiKlucsd and forbcarnnce, 

Thus" we secured and distributed a ' ""•! •""=' a"lf!;''i»g-" I" !'«" many fom- 
bumlle of tracts consisting of "Trine , '•''^ '» ^''« *■"'■«''« *""''^' ""''^'f » ?'•« ^'' 
fashionable upholstery, jwrsoual rigging, 
and tobacco. Work, work, in the iuucr 
self, in the home-circle, in the communi- 
ty, for the nation, for the ends of the 
earth. ?»t) danger we will cseeeii the 
fullness of Christ's ^sirriliee, or tlie inteu- 
;lcsire, even iu the utmost 
strain we can make fortheeiiianiei(>:uion 
from the thralldom uf sin. The irots, 
the cross, there is a motive ami gauge tor 
all tJie work which the united, Gwl-ini- 
bivathed, (tod -impelled, Gixl-sustnined 
church i--^ capable. 

Let none say, I have done enough, till 
he has exhausted the meiniiug of the 
cross. Let uo disciple venture on an un- 
saueliGed exjieudiiurv of mental or moral 
power, money or mnnhoo«t, lest the mark 
of the heast be found hidden in the 
liRUd if not in hroad black letters on the 
torehead. 

Work, brethren; work sisters; work 
f jr the blcssctl Jesus who rvHleemcil you 
from sin and hell with his prx-cious blood. 
" Work with li.'ar ond tivnibling," for 
yuiii^-lvcs and others, work with iniiid 
and heart, hands and feet, nnd u»buritle~- 
Hot your gittilo till yon liewr the voice, 
"Come up hither." Then willyou know 
eternally the blessedness of Rev. 14 : IS. 
" Work while it »s day." Work for die 
unity of the Spirit iu the Iwnd of iKaw, 
so that we may have one i.oi;t). onk 
v.viTH, osK uAi-rissi. o.NE r.vrEii. THK 
COrUlEU OF THE HOLY liHOST. 



Christianity Ineompatible with War," 
"Campbellisiu Weighed in the Balance 
and found Wanting;" nil of which 
were disposed of, aud more [iromiscd be- j ^'^J' "' ^^' 
fore wc got home. . 

We leit some tracts with several of 
the young churches in southern Kan.'ais , 
for ibeiii to loan out t^t neighbors to read 
and fur free <listribution, where they 
thought bi-st. Believing that their faoil- , 
itics for judicious distribution were better 
than ours, I left the matter with them. 

Now does any one think there is not , 
much to do for the Master? If any 
brother have |)lenty of means Id him 
take a trip of several thousand miles, let | 
liim visit the homes of many of our 
bi-cthren and sistei's on the frontiers and j 
let him keep a close look-out wherever ' 
be goes for what ought lo be done, and 
by the time he gets homo he will be 
thoroughly convinced that there is work 
for the Brethren, and no doubl will be ^ 
■dad to see "The Brethren at Work." 



'Go, Work In My Vineyard." 



You have cvrtainly hit ou a happy 
title. Not only a happy, but a signifi- 
cant and respousihlc one. It willrwiuiro 
no c»>mmou editorial integrity to keep it 
from soinetiines showing ICsou's bauds 
aud speaking with Jacob's voice. 

People may he very biwy, and yet idle. 
Work and fuss are not syuoiiyius. God 
is a groat Worker, aud has "left us an 



ANNOUNCEMENT. 

The Loitt witliug, we iutend toludtl a 
Love Feast at Wudduui's Grove, 2 miles 



the Lord should also walili that he bo ;J Sabbath. \\'ork is not t>nly tho contli- 
n«t over leahais for some portion of lhej| liou of succt'ss hut of happiuftss. Heaven 



example that we should follow bis steps." i north of Lena, Stepbeu^i Co., Ill, tm 
Without a week of work there is no the "iSth and 2llth of September, rum- 
moneiiig at 1 f. M. A general invitation. 
ExtK-o Kdy. 



TIIK HRETHCRElSr ^T AVOKIv. 



The SccJ Wc S.7W. 

A »il.l Ur.1 dwpi*-! « •'■'"'•' "«*'' 
liilo mj p«ril*n "i" ""*'" '*' *'"?"■ 

AdJ from ii gr(« » nftxioiw "<*■!. 
While il.c «rdwi Lira ll^w r^r «wny. 

An.1 Ihc wwl iri*"r »<roi>g"' ""T ^V' 
While ii<.v l.liwnnin ilroojita ilirough ihe 
li.iig liriiil'i li""" ; 

For liliU- I'J liill* i" "■■"k ■'^''f 
The lift of niy tmiiag flowcw,— 

While «Tpr .!ic fieM» rlic wiW WrJ flew. 
Over ihp fie'.'N ftH'l never knew. 
Th* liitrru it JiJ. »"'""' '''^ ""'"o BTO™ ! 
A niM I.inl .Irapp«l lh<f w«I *>( « I"""' 

lnl« a tliwr ncglpcld l'ln«. 
Airnn il grew. nn.I ctery Imiir. 

Atl.lcl iicn IiMiiiy luiJ grieo. 

Ami i>i>« ll>c Hfl't '* «" «lij;I'l. 

Wl.ctfl0lll-'f"™«.n«'ln,--»«- 
r«ir n l.uO'lre'1 hln"'.!!-" '"e 

Perftime llie ?i.mmpr air. 
While over Iho liul.l* the «>lil iird flew— 
Over Ihr fiel.U. nii.l never Vnow 
The goal il Jill "hew Iho l.l.iSMin prcn ! 

Kwry liny we nrc droi>i.iiig Noe.U 

Along our lifc-wnj'" liHI" nnil tiiIm. 
While -Summer ml™ Ihe flonxry iiikuIb. 

Or Ihc win'I of Winter wnils ; 
Kot a gcnn u hirMcn in cverj- dceJ, 
- Ami "erj- "^ir-l ne Mv. I Uni.w, 
),.] 1* it [» Bower or a ihi-ille "eeil. 

!>)iaII *DiiiGiinic mill Mnowhcro, siireTj 



hiiiiling, and llic nwu--«lioii, that I wo* 
I r.^tjitintrtliCKovpniiiiciit. But tlicLonla 
I tcn«Irr ciii-<^ <iiM not vetvfc or grow loss 
■ n-eu if I Iclt like Klij«Ii, to be tlic only 
! .nil- left. My written dcfoiise. foiiudi'd 
on tlic goepcl, llml a Clirislirtii could not 
figlit, vrim !«cnl to tlio magietrntcs, but 
without cflVct. I wns arit«tttl Jan. lOtli, 
1872 and on lliulltli 

r.Mfr INTO rnrsox. 
Botwccn two nad tlirotf oVIock of the 
KiiiiP day, I (jot my hearing lUid wnsseii- 
t*?nctd to twenty dftysinipris^mmciit On 
the 31sl ill the evening. I was j-eleawMl, 
nnd brought out tii tell, how mucii \>ro\y- 
rrly I Imd. that conUl lio sold to pay up 
niv jtrison oxi)Pimi-*>. But when ihoy 



III.1 t«ro : 
n<) hrighl 



' to meet il» cbiinis on which the [M-omisos 
of salviition an) made sure. My weak 
Inbor was not in vain, for two more 
have b«n made glad by complying 
with Oiid'splan. 

On Iho nrrivnl of our cleai- brother 
Christian Hoi>c, I went to his house on 
the 3rd of May 1876 aud there face to 
face he (old nic the faith and prartice of 
the Brethren on oil jioinls as set forth in 
the gospel. Our united praiae imd pray- 
ers went up to God tor His manifold fav- 
ors; niid tears of joy flowed from our 
when wc thought of llie joy in 



eytH, 
lieavoi 



I repentant snnier. 



We 



felt what no pen nor mouth can cxpres!" 
We sought a place forbiiplism, ami ot 



found, I had »■'* wifficient to jmy the ex- ' the sceon.l d.iy found a heiuUilul stream, 
pciifft* of idling it, they said there was | Here in a .piict place I was baplizeil. O, 
nothing for Ihcin. They then drove me God be thanked for the peace he has 
iiy with the tlireat itint if I did not 



Am! i(n nn.I i.n in the norlil we po— 

On mil tui nn-l wc neter Vnoiv 

Tlie fniil thai coiuta fruni the Me.l w 

r.>. Till' Unllirvn M W..ik- 

Danish Correspondence. 



M. if. fii/ie/maa .— Belovki) Bi:i.Tn 
i:r:— Grace, mercy and iK-ace irnm God 
lair Father and i.ur .Savii'r. hy wlmni wi 
arc uiiiti.-<l as mernbiTw in om- boily bv 
faith, he mnlliplied unto you. 

I am hvTf to-day with "Ur dr.nr Itro. 
Ilt.pc, and by readiiii: your iaiit letUr I.. 
I.im I learn that our bL-loveil brelbren in 
America arc very useful in the Lord'f 
hands, by His Spirit, that we all may g<' 
forwan! in ibo tnitli as it is in Jesus.— 
that wc may ever go on, never hediuu 
tired, m-vcr give up to doubts; :ind su 
much more pn-ss on seeing tlic time i> 
»hort, and our redemption iicnrcr. 

We have nnue so far on our joniney 
of lito, but wc may have one more day's 
work before wc arc done and our breiitli 
departed and we be in cUrnity. Is tluil 
hias ? or to he sorrowed ailcr or wept fur " 
No, no. For me to live is Chriid and t. 
die is gain. But if to live in the llesl. 
gives me fruit of my work, Uieii I bind- 
iy know what In cboniio: still toyo to ilr 
I/ord is far belter, (says Pnul ). I do ol 
ten feel the same. But when I look ov.t 
the great fieh! and »^'e the j.-nat mass o' 
people rumiing to etenial destnietioa il 
not prevenlrd, I fwl to labor on. [If. 
not diseuUKit;e(], dear Bro., your fcavioi 
had the snmc great concern fur huniaiii 
ly. You are in piod conijwny whenym 
thus labor.— M. M. R] Tor poor mtHi 
Chrial dieil and sbeil His blood, and ti 
Him arc we all indebted; wc who \\\vi 
once enemies of the crow, lint yet n 
hived that Ilcreniiieiledu&hy Hisilealli 
bjiveil us «ho were h^t, and (ille<l otii 
hiarts wilh holy dcslri; aud prayers tliai 
many more «ouU may bf *:ived bcfmc il 
is forever too late. 

1 think of myself, how imlienllv Un 
Ijonl hits Ik'CU working with me lln' hisi 
•.-■cvvu ycaire! In 18li7 I wan mniiclobi- 
lievc that my sin* were blotted out in lh< 
libxMt of Chrirl, (and in that faith w:l^ 
rmmer^ed by the Bupli-M;* in Je>lm;irk, 
•luly 11, 1H6'J.) and nnee that tinn-, iln 
Ij nl hu^ workc<l with me, to show nu' 
il'i- gi^pt'I in its fu!lu<5« and ]erli'el 
v.ay. Hcltilme fromligllt^) light iuHi? 
Word. I wa.x then 21 yean old, and ih< 
•jicKtio'i of Inking tlie i^word t ad tlicu to 
\f met. Theliord showed me lliegivat 
'.. ckednc^T in killing my feltuw-meu, 
V nee I told the church. But I ;;ot no 
!:il|> from them, ao thic l»eiitf wasagainst 
llcir erewl; and the n^nlt was, I was 

ut out of their church in 1871. 

1 thought I bad found the true church 
■ God, hut t/> m/ srrrow I naw, it was 

not w. I wfl* alone with the Lord, for 
<n the plaee of eomt^irt, I fiund 



leave the country within six months, I 
would bo infcrn, and made to do mililary 
duty, or be put into the stale prison ior 
three ycai-s. I replied that God is my 
Father, mid Jwus Christ my Savior, and 
He U-Il.'i me not to kill but love my eiie- 
mic.«, not returning evil for evil. And 
if it i« right to obey men instead of God 
when tliey command me Ui do what is 
^infill, judge yc. I got no answer on 
that except: "Go! Go!" I thought if 
there only was a people who obey llie 
bird ill all ibiiigs, I would go t<i them. 
I left Denmark, May Gth, 1872 and 
landed in Amerien June Olb. I found 
plealy ofehurelu* there last none that 
oheytsl the Lord as he commanded. I 
felt for my eounlrymeii, and determined 
lo go to them again, )n.aring the testi- 
mony of Jesus, even if I had to be im- 
prisoned again Qs soon as I eel foot on 
tlie shnr^i^ of my native country. But 
all this time I was wishing for a ebureh 
as the Bible (i.'ls forth it should be. Was 
my prayei-s in vain? Was my groaniug 
a»ft tesirs unnotieol of tlie LmilV 

I left America May 29tli, 1874, ami 
went to Chrisliania, Norway, stopped 
there two monilia and tlicii came to Den- 
mark expecting lo he imprisonctl. But 
not so. 

But who found inc, aiul what did I 
hear? Why, that a ]JCopli.- had been 
found who obiy llic Lord in all things, 
whatsoever lie has comniandwl. But, 
thought I, Is that possible? Where are 
they? "In America," was the answer. 
But have Iju.tt come from America, and 
do not know such people ? Have I been 
so near to them, and now for the first 
time End it out? And was it not to me 
the Lord';- cure? tlie Lord's way 'i Was 
it not the Lord's answer to my praycis 
and tears for many yeai-s ? TIk-sc 

JOVFl'L XKWS, 

me through our dear Bim. Hope, who 
couhl tell the same clory of searching 
and piiiyei:? to lind a people who lovelo 
follow Je«is. Still I was in doubt. But 
lliis doubt the Lord sinin cleared away, 
and I began to rea]! the fruit of wluit 
little luigli-HJi I knew, as 1 had s^-nt to 
nc pamphlets which I very care- 
fullv and .-leriously sluiHed. I soon saw, 
thai I had never fully undei'stood the 
Savior's cnmmiNjion (Matt. '2ii: 19). — 
Aud even though I had been immerseil, I 
now found that it had been done in a 
wrong and awkward manner. When I 
Inul learned that the Brethren were prae- 
g the whole liutli. and the true, .sav- 
Jiiith. I longed to obey llie whole 
initli also. And wliile Bro. Hope cun- 
itiunl to write, I heeame more and 
more eonvinecii and slreiiglliened in llic 
rloetrino* of Ji-^us ; and when I read 
Bro. I-^belnuiii'ri letter, setting forth the 
onlcr of the Brethren in olwerviug the 
iirdiamiecs of God's liony.e, I was free of 
all doubts iiM to the doctrine of this bun:- 
blepoople. I ihcu prayt-d, the Lord that 
He would send his st-rvants to teach me 
all his rei^juirements in a practical man- 
lier. Did the Lord again hear me? — 
Wa.s it not a£king loo much? No, not 
too much ; for he telU uiiloiuik, lliatour 
joy might Ik- fuli, lu-* well a* he told the 
ebureh to go and teach all nations. The 
church was faithful even in thi>i, and my 
prayer gninted. 

So good wa* thin ucwe to inc that I 
could uot keep it. I went forth to draw 
others to this blessed peace c%-en before 
I had secured it tor myself. I could not 



•mtx; and iui!t««d of prayers^ fj he faith- 1 refrain from telling othen- the full force 
fjl through my trials on the road of et- ; of tlie whole gospel, ni d that a}i many 
eiBftl truth, I rewive/l nothing but black- ! iw wanted sflK-ation should not hexitute 



given mc! 

We i-cceivcd letters from a young girl, 
desiring to ho received in the cbui-eh. — 
Wc left Bro. Hope's home. May 25th, 
traveled all day ami night by i-ail-road, 
and on the 2fith found our sister, strong 
in faith waiting lo obey Jesus in all his 
apiMiintcd ways. She was baptized in a 
pleasant stream. Here we had mucli 
blessing from the Lord. On the 28tb wc 
had meetings, hearing our beloved Bro. 
)>rejich to us, and some others. This 
was over ICO miles from where Bro. 
Hope lives. His wife being sick, he had 
to return, while I romaiue<l lo spread 
tracts and talk with the people. Some 
are very anxious, and ask much about 
the cliurch in America. Sonic stand 
near the truth. 

Alrc-idy have I known want, and 
often tmvelcd many miles a day witliout 
anything to eat or a bed for the night, 
ftltbiuigli it is cold to sleep on the ground. 
But 

COD IS LOVE. 

and will ever provide for his ebildren if 
they be but faithful. O beloved breth- 
ren, pray that we may be kept very 
humble and tiiat Jesus may be with us 
evermore! Cint. Hansen. 

Assnis Ladeijunrdngade, 
Denmark, Europe. 



THE 

Gospe 1 Tract 

ASSOCIATION. 

Beloved Brethren andSi«ler*: — 

A few years ngo, in the mi.lsl of muny eni- 
harrossnicnU and disiiJvaiiinges, wc umlcrluok 
lo present in piiuiphlet furni. the hiimlile uiid 
effeelivc ilneirine of .Teaus iih believed and 
pmcticcd hy the Hrelhren ; since thai lime, we 
have 8cnl out hIkiiiI ono million pages of print- 
ed mutter, wilh rcsulti fur in iiJvaucc of our 
expceintiuns. 

Tlic dcmnnd fur sound literature, ns an aid 
in Mprcndiiig: the (iospul, has nssuniod sueh 
proiH>rlionit Ihiit il liiis beuonto iicce«snry tu ad- 
opt oiher nicii»ures for ciirryiuB on the work; 
nnd in order to extend thitt mcihod of doing 
^uod to u liirgvr iintnher, we liiivc prepared the 
fulloiviutt plnii, wLicb wc present lo iho pruycr- 
1\il con»idui-nlioii of every brother mid siistcr, 
who feeU an interest in the spruuding of the 
mall M it is in l^lirisl Je^uo. 

It Will be observed llml the Board of Man- 
agora nrc (o be selected from iimoog Iho Urclb- 
ren residing in the Northern Dislrici of Illinois. 
As il will be necessary for the Board to meet 
scveial limes during the year, it in im^KirlaDt. 
thai they renide ititliin a cunvcnlcnt distance of 
the place of buKincss, hence it is thought bust, 
lo select them in this dislricl. 

A lluading, or liiamining Committee will 
doubtless bo found a wise nnd judicious ar- 
I'lingement, as no mntler ought lo be published 
by ihis nssocinlioii until il has been approved 
by the Cflmmtttcc, thus throwing a safeguard 
mound nil publicniions sent out itiiu the world. 

This is to lie considered n jirivale, oo-oper.'u 
tivc eiilerpnse, and it is hoped thai the breth- 
ren and sislon gcnernlly, will do all in their 
jiuwer lo enable us, lo work up Ibis long need- 
ed institution, that the truth may be rapidly 
sprend and the nnnic of Uod glorilicd. 

I'jieh donor will be furnished wilh a curd 
conlaining the names of a number of brethren, 
residing in the Northern Dislrict of Illinois, 
from whieh he or she may select, oa his or her 
choice for Uoard of Mnnngers. 

For the proeni, Ilro. Jacob It. Eby, of Lan- 
ark III,, is appoinled Treasurer, aiid will ru- 
oi'ive iird care for all money bclongiiijg to Ihc 
.^sitDciiilion, uniil the Ilomd ot Malingers can 
(ill Ihc poKllion by nppoinlnienl. 

L This institution shall be perman- 
ently located in Lanark, Carroll Cu, 111., 
and known in " The (ioxpti Trnvt An- 
Kiciatinn," having for it-n objiet, the puli- 
lishing and dittributloii of bookii, pamph- 
lets and irncts. ablv def.'ndinL' »}ie doi- 
trine and practice of the Brclhreiu 



2. No work, in the form of a hook. 
pamphlet or tract, slmll be published by 
ibis Association, until it has first receiv- 
ed the approval of the Beading Com- 
mitlee. 

3. Thcbu8inei« of the Asoeiatlon shall 
he superintended by J. H. Moore, J. '1- 
Meyers, and M. M. Eahelmun, ns-sisleil 
by a Board of Managers consisting of 
five, wellcstahlished brethren residing in 
the Northern District of Illinois. Said 
Board to he chosen by a vote of the don- 
ors, aud shall hold office for a period of 
five years. Immediately after tlio elec- 
tion of the Board of Managei-* they 
shall nieet, and, by casting lots, nimber 
themselvea respectively, 1, 2, 3, 4,and 5. 
No. 1 shall vacate his office at theexiiir- 
ation of the lirst year; No. 2 at llie ex- 
pimtiou of the sa-ond year, etc . » that 
an election lo fill the vacancy, nia>' take 
place annually. All vacancies ollerwiso 
occurring shall bo filled in the wgular 
oriler by the vote of the donors. 

4. It shall be the duty of iho BoanI 
of Managers to appoint a Tiiiu«urcr, 
wlio shall receive nnd earc for all money 
belonging to the Association, ant apply 
it as directed by the Board of JIaiagei-s ; 
to fix the price of cacli work, pdilished 
by the Association; to detcrmiic wbnl 
eompcnsation shall he allowed fo- hand- 
ling them ; to choose for a periodof five 
yeni^s. three well informeil and -eliable 
bretltren, who, in connection wtli the 
Superintendents, shall conslitue the 
Beading Committee. Tliey sbill also 
cause lo be made, and publisbecau an 
nufll report of the work and dtngs of 
the institution. 

5. Itshallbethe duty of thi com- 
mittee to carefully and faith fully ex am- 
ine all matter intended for pubieation 
by this Aasoeiation. and approve c'uoth- 
iiig that will be detrimental to tin plain 
teachings of the gospel, as generaly und- 
erslood by the Bretliivii. 

C. The funds of this Aagociaticishall 
he known as the Printing and Dijribnt- 
ing Funds, aud shall be raised, pi-pet- 
uated, and applied iu the followinimau- 
uer; Fird. All donations in sums'f five 
dollni-s and over, shall he placed n the 
Printing Fund, and shall be usedQ]>ub- 
lishing such matter, as may be npTovcd 
bv the Reading Committee ; hut the 
death of the donor, liis or her doutions 
shall pa^-is into the Distributing Flul. — 
Second. All sums under five dollarshnll 
be placed in tlie Distributing -"und, 
which shall be judiciously used a the 
free distribution of pamphlets aiidracLs 
as may be directed by the Board o^VIan- 
agets. 

7. Fach donor shall be cousid ed a 
member of this Association duriu life, 
and may exercise the privilege of uting 
tor a Board of Maimgcr» and fillig all 
vacancies occurring in that body. 

8. All voles shall be sent liy mil, for 
otherwise if eouvenient) to theSu|rinl- 
cudents, aud the ones, reeeivin] the 
largttst number of votes, aluiU be cclav- 
ed chosen, 

!1, Sliouhl the Superintendeiiy of 
this Association become vacant, itber 
from death or otherwise, it shall l the 
duty of the Board of I^Ianager and 
Rending Committee, to fill sai<l vonney 
by appointment. 

Commuuicatiousandallbusinessiiittci-^ 
iwrtiiining to the A.tsoeiation, OS \i\\ as 
contributions, should he atldre&^edo : 
J. E, UOORE, Lanurini. 
J. n. SIOOHK, ") 
J. T. MEVEKS, [■ Su]terintendeiit 
S:.M,E9HELUAN. J 

Tratft Association Funt 

The following amount-* have tteiidy 
been donated for the purpose of pUlisli- 
ing hooks and tracts, ileiending tli> doc- 
trine of Christ : 

From the Brn. at Clicrry Grove, 8J1.00 

" " " " Millcdgeviile JO.OO 

" " " " Yellow Creek i0.2o 

" " " " WaddauHGroveW.OO 

To;b1.TI)5.25 



Books, Pamphlets, and Tracts 

FOR SALE 

i\.T T 1-118 OFF ICE. 

Why I left the Boplist Chuieli— »y .1, w. siein 

A tract of IL' paaes, iiikI inlended for „„ ^,^■ 
tensive circuli.lioi. anim.gll,,. ll„p(iat puo,,!-" 
I'rice, ;t lupie,. lOccni.ii 10 o 

11 Hi cojii.''^ SlMKl. 

Ciiapljellisin Weighed in the BalnnBe, anj 



Found Wanting. — ^ 



fi^My 



"TRUTH TRIUMPHAN'." 

No's .5, 7 and U of the abovework 
will appear us soon us possible, anflthen 
those who have ordered them \fl be 
mipplied. 

M. M. ESHELMJn. 



Ily .1. II, Ml 

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circiihiled liy Iho hiindve'l» in alnioal ovp 
lociliiy. rrice. '• copic» IU ecnin ; « cnpi^ r^ 
cents ; as copies ?l UO ; 100 eoplM, f 

True Evangelical Obedience, ii* naiurc 
ees-slly. a. laugh! an.l pinclicd r.i,, 
llri'lhron ortii-rniiiu Utijilixi,. lij.j. W.^t,,!,,' 
heiiig one of liistMenly rc.aonMuva cli,„|J; 
in church vclalioiL*. Thi,. in an c«elln„ 
work, mid Bhoiild lie oirculnicd hy iho Mium 
nudfi nil over the conntiy. Price, ao toai, - 
7 epics $1 (K» ; 1,1 copies $_» 00. 

Famiiy Rules and Eegulatione,— Ity .1, w..sti.ii, 

llciulilolly printed in threi' cotoi-n .„, u,„,\ 
nir,l h..,i.>l. U ii.lculo.l f.ir fVaoiint-. "M 
(.hoiihl Iu. in every rmnily, I'litt- 20 enii,, 

Christianity Utterly Inecmjatiblo with War 
llcing one of Twenly Heiisons, for n cliaii„,' 
ill my cliureh ruhilious. I'lieo, 20 centi - ^ 
copies, $6 00. 

The Perfect Pi&n of Salvation, or Sufe r.r..iii„i 

lull ilii- jKi^iiion occuiiicci l,v ||,| 
,s infallibly h„rc. I'rict. ! ..^/.j. ,. 

.,.i>'., ■J5ceMt.;lUa.,,i,,,.J;i|>,l, 

The Origin of Single Immersioi.— Slum i,n, ,(,i,i 

s IV pniclice. c.atuiot he traced lioy,,,,,] 
iddle of Iho fonrlh ccalury. By Elder 



H (Jiiinlcr. It \a iilrnc 



ofai 



anil the Brulhron ahoiild lake an iieiive i. 
ill giving il an extensive cireululion. Pn 
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copies $1 00. 

The Last Supper.— -\ heauiiful, rcii«i-cii,,i,.|,( 
nhoHinji; JeauM ami his ai.sci].K-s at the hi 
wilh Ihc Slipper spread hefoic Ihuiu; lie 
jiial luinuunced Ihiit one of theni bIiuuIiI 
tmy liiin. Kacli of ihc twelve prenen 
poiiilcil out tiy name in the margin ufihe 
lure. I'ricc. one copy Id ce.iis ; 1' en,,i,., ■•:, 
cents: ID copies $1 Dti, 

Passover and Lord's Supper.— iiy J. w. u^cr. 
An able work of greui merit, ami utiuuM \.v 
in the ImiiJs of every person, who niches lu 
Ihoroiighly undcraliinil ihi< jiibjocl. Ihuml 
in good cloth ; ■J.'.H page*. I'rite ".J ecnii. 

Trine Immersion Traced to the Apostles. — Dp. 
ing u L'oUcL'tion of lii.<toi-tuil i|uouuuiiji [i'.,„i 
iiiodeni and ancient uutliors, pi*uving Mini n 
threefold immersion wiis the only inelluiit ur 
tiaptiiing ever practiced by the nposiles iiml 
their itiimediulu sncecsaors. Price, 2o cenis; 
five copies §1 10 ; tun copies $2 00. 

One Baptism- — -^ dialogue showing thai triiif 
immersion is the only ground of union, 
cnn be conscienliously oecnpied hy the I 
ing denominations of Chrislendom. Ily J. II 
Moore. One copy, Intents; 10 copies $1 01); 
2-f c.pies tl 00. 

The Doctrine of the Brethren Defended. — 

work of over 4iHl pages just published, 
is a defense of the raitli und prnclicc of 
Itrcthrcn and the Divinity of Christ ami 
Holy Spirit. Immersion ami nffusion. T 
Iinmcrnion, Feel wnshing, the Lord's .Sup 
the Holy Kiss, Noncoaforniily or plainiic! 
dr<Sj. aud.<<ccret Suciclies. Ily It, II. Mil- 
ler. Price, by mail. $1 OO. 

True Vital Ploty.-Hy M-'M- lishelman. 
n guild clolli, 215 pages, price 7'i 
riii-i work iidvocules, and eui-ncslly loi 
lie doctrine of non-conformity lo thi 
n a clear iind undcrHlanding umiincr 

The "One Faith," Vindicated. - Hy M- ^i 

l-^helmnn. -lO pngOM. price. 20 c< 

\en%\ 0(1. Advocalesand-PornesllycoiilcnO) 

fi>r ihe raidi once delivered lo the sainis 






Sabhatisffl, — Hy m. M- KHiidman. 

price IIJ cent,'., lo coi.ios ?1 IJU, 
.Sabliiilh i|uc»ii<.ii, brielly ^husvii 



10 ]>!tg« 



llinlliii 



away Willi nil oilier .Jewish ilay". "i»l 'l"' 
the "lirsl ilny of lliC week," jsthe profcfrel 
day for ChriHlians to nssemhle in wumhip 
Truth Triumphant. — I" '«" nnmbers of'""' 
piijic. iinh. i.e»sonl. Uiiplism. "-i. «'^« 
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Kindness, -'i. The hord'it Supper- 0. N' 
sislutico. 7, Fidlh and llepenlance. S, Tli' 
Holy Kiss and Charily. 1», Non-t 'onf"""''; 
lo Ihe World. 10, Non-KssoiilialiHm Me'""" 
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DANISH TRACTS. 



te-Tl.i' r"li..»l.if liTfl- la 'I'" I"""''!' li'i"-'""^'''' 
««- 1-. -l" "I ■ '"■ '^° 

Trine ImmerBion Traced to the Apostles- - 

ipy 20 eciils ; cuple.'* ¥1 01), 

Od5 Faith vindicated.-! coj.y 15 ccntn. s ^\ 

s .<1I IKI. 

Will Vou Be 3a7ei-ii copies 10 ccnis; afi«l' 
,. Kiv.tii- 

Luther'B Sermon on Baptism.— 1 ""i''^'* ^*"'" 
2') uopiuH fJO cents. 

Any of Ihe filiovo works sent posl-P"' 
receipt of the annexed price. Carefall^ 
dose Iho amoiiril and uiMre"^; 

J, H. MOOBB, Lanark, Carroll Co., "1 



The Brethren At Work. 



"Behold I bruiff <jou glad Tidmrji 0/ great Joy, which xhatl be unto all Peo^jfc."— Luke 2,10. 



Vol. I. 



Lanark, 111., October 7, 1876. 



No. 3. 



The Brethren at Work- 

i:mti:u anu im'1!I,isim;i> wici'ki.y, 

John H. Moore, Jacob T. Meyers, 
M. M. Eshelman. 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS. 

v.. II. Miller Ladoga, hid. 

.!, W. Sluiii, liilchcii, Mo. 

h \';n,im.ui Virdcn,IlL 

1 ' 1 ; ^[c'lll^e^, . . , Wnynrsl/oro, Pa. 

ASSOCIATE EDITRESS. 

Mi,li„. A. L.r.i' Urbmia.m 



TERMS, rcr annum. 



$1.35- 



J. H. HOOUE, Lanari, Carroll Co. 111. 



•- J.T.lIe7ers,OermaiLtowri,Pa. 



YOUR MISSION. 



II tlic 



Siiil niiiung llic awifti'sl ficcl, 
r.odiiiiK oil ll.c lii)!lK'8i liiUi>«^. 

Litugliin^ lit till-' Tiloniis ymi meol. 
\(f\ cnn ilHin! iiiiiwtf; the Mnilui-g, 

Anclinvcl yot williin tlic litvy ; 
Voii OTiii 1i!ii'l n linn'l to 1ic1|> thum, 

As lliey Inuiicli llieiv botil nwiiy. 

Tf ynii nrc loo wcnk lo journey 

Up Iho moiiiilnin. sleep ami liigh, 
Vun riui »l!iiia williin ItiC vnlK'y. 

Wliilo the iiiiiltiiinlcs gn by ; 
You cnji cliiiiit ill Lnppy incnHiii-c, 

As llicy slowly puss iilonj;: 
Tliougli flioy niiiy forgel tlio singor, 

Tliey well iint fiirgel Hie Boiig. 

If ymi liiivp in.t golil mill silver 

r.vev remly to eotiimnnil ; 
ir yon e;iimol I'mnnl llic iiccly 

lleneli "11 ever open Imml ; 
Vnii i-fiii viail the nfllicicil. 

(Vur llie erring you OQii weep : 
Vfiii enn be n Inic iliaeiple 

Silling ul llic Sftvioi's feel 

If you enniKil in llio hni-rest 

ISiiriier up llio richesi ehenve«, 
Miiny II tjmin luilli ripe tinil giiMen 

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Go uml k'wm nmoiig the luicrs, 

(Irowiug rniili ngiiinsi i\w wnll, 
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Uiilcs tbo liwivical wheni of nil. 

Do not, tboii. «lnml Iilly wniliiig, 

Fov aoiuc gi'cntor work to 'lo ; 
r<:vHiiii> is ri buy KO'lJws — 

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Go mid toil in nny viueynrJ, 

1)0 tint fciir to do nr dure ; 
If yi.u wiinl n llebl of Inboi-, 

Yiiu ciiii tiiid il liny wlioie. 

— fiiutjiiir/ Pilgrim. 



K,.tThi' lli.llii-itMi 

ONE MEDIATOR. 



" ?i,v llicre u one God, and one modintor be- 
ivccu Ood nnd mi»n, Hio i"i>n Clirist Jcaus.— 1 
iui. 2; 16. 

T.» n c >i:e:lo the world lo God, ijivolv- 
(1 iho iicoe&-U-y for the Son of God lolio 
cut into the world, not to coiidemu tiie 
.oilil, Init that tlic world tluciiigli him 
nii;lit lie siived. In tliis work, God cmi- 
lul c-uiiiloy iiiigcla; he cannot fniplny 
liii.seli' more succfKsfuHy tlniu wliL-n lie 
■ame dowu on Mount Sintii. A refer- 
jicc to tlmtcircunwlauccshowetlicBcene 
. lenilile one,— o scene so terrible llint 
lit: pcoplo cnlrc-iitcd tlnvt the voice 
iKHild spook to M>.¥cs, and tlicy \yonId 
Itar hiiii; tlicy iieling the need of a 
iifdiator, a dajs-man between tlie people 
md Gi;d, ivho was able to pvit his liands 
111 both, US Job has it. This idea siig- 
rcHla a (loiiilc man, eo lo hpeak ; that is, 
3od and man in the one nnd same pei-son. 



Man to couie to man, and be one willi 
him ; a man that may be touched with 
the fecIiiifTs of our iiifirmiLies, nnd know 
him lo bear with his weakness. And 
God to have power to save all that conic 
uiilo him for salvation ; to make asacri- 
iiee of himself for sin in laying down 
his life for llic sin of iho world, and he 
able lo take it up again in the jnstifiia- 
tioii of all that btlicve on biin. 

Aa man, he was known by all while 
he dwelt among men en earth, but as 
Christ llie Lord, be was not eo readily 
known. Aa man, he was known by all 
the incidents of hie liic. He walked, 
tnlked, wept, slept, ate nnd drank 
as miiu, and bene.' easily reco;;ni7.pd as 
wit). Dnt for a rccognitii>n of his di 
viiiily, wonders, signs, and miracles must 
be wronght. Yet notwithstanding all 
these, men were slow to believe. And 
n.s he was solicitous that men should un- 
derstand and believe all about his divin- 
ity, I bold that ft proper undei-standiug 
of this mystery ia an etscutial ingredient 
in the faith which is unto salvation. I 
wish not to he understood as l;elieving 
that all the deep mysteries in the plan of 
salvation must be fully understood ill or- 
der lo be saved ; but in this He seemed 
intent tliat they bliould know. He a-ik- 
ed, "What think ye of Christ? Whose 
mu is he?" I believe this applies now 
:is Well as it did to the Pharisees to whom 
it was perscnally addressed. " They say 
unto him. The son of David." The 
promise was lo Abraham, in whose line 
of family dtweent wat David, who being 
a type of Chri-il, was often spoken of as 
the Son of David. These Pharisees 
must have believed ihal he was the prom- 
ise.lseeJ o*' David in whom all the kin- 
dred of the earth were to be blessed ; 
for they answered him that he was the 
son of David. And so far as Christ was 
man, this they could very readily answer, 
for they had access to the family record;^, 
and to prove where they now were tliey 
need only trace up the record iweuty- 
cight gcncralious nnd David's lino is 
joined ; and from there upward fourteen 
generalions more and Abniham heads 
the line. But when he put the cluestion 
to test their knowledge in reference to 
Wis divinity, it was another matter, i; 
matter they did nut yrl at least under 
stand. " He saith unto them. How then 
doth David inspirit call him Lord, say 
in", the Lord saith nnto my Lord, sit 
thou upon my right hand, till I mak^' 
thine enemies thy fool-stool? If Diivid 
then called him Lord, bow is he his son? 
And uo man was alle to answer him a 
word." The Phariseas could not answer 
this ipiestion ; neither can nuy other an- 
swer until the idea of a double man, God 
and man in one and the same pereou, is 
fully established and believed, then all is 
plain and easily answered. Thus, as 
man he is D..vid's son, but as God ho is 
David's Lord. 

This being a mystoiy, that even ange's 
desired to look into but failed to see it 
uutil the babe of Bethlehem «as hiid in 
the mnngcr. The Lord by the prophet 
had said he would make unto all p^^uplc 
a feast of fat things, and said : " And he 
will destroy lu this mountain the face of 
the covering cast over all people, and the 
vail that is spread over all nations." 
And it would seem the covering and vail 
was also over angelic faces. But 
as 80on as Christ was born, God had 
conio in the ilcsh, angels' eyes opened and 
they came to the shepherds with their 
good tidings of great joy, for unto you 
is born a Savior whieli is Christ the 
Lord ; while the heavenly hosts unite in 
saving "Glory to God in llio higlust, 
and on earth peace, good will to nun." 
Man (lid not soon Icnrn to understand 
this mystery of godlincw'. Some of us 
do not yet fully niidcretand it. 

After God was in Christ and reconcil- 



111 the world unto him4lf ^^f: . he yave 
us t!ic words of i-ccoiici||inliou, gave gills 
lo men, and said occupy until I come; 
rccudcd to God, and taken his poiilion 
lit llie throne as the mediator between 
(5od and men, where ho now Ik as cam- 
Illy cngiigcd in the work whercunto 
God ihe Father sent liini as he was while 
among men on earth. All men who hc- 
lievc on him, believe he is there as 
God, or in his divine nature, but are 
■ilow to believe he b theiv as man also, 
or in his human naturd The hifidelity 
which doubted his divine nature while 
be was in iLe llesh, no* doubts his hn- 
ninnity while in the gloriKed lodge, 
That this truth might be fully under- 
stood, the apostle gives him tlietitle The 
iiinn Christ Jesus ; m not thie enough, or 
musi some of the reasung he given. 

Mediator \& one that interposes betwceu 
parties at variance, with the purpose of 
reconciling them, and hence must niider- 
staud, and know the nature of both ; 
and Christ is a mediator of both natures, 
divine and humnu, and could I not me- 
ditate otherwise — if in his divine iiatnrc 
only, uiui wjuld be in no better cciidi- 
tiou than they were when slnndiiig fear- 
ing and trembling before tbundciiug 
Mount Sinai ; no daysman belwceii 
ibcm, none who had taken upon himself 
the "seed of Abraham" to lenin to 
know humiin infirmities, and bear with 
human weakness. Hud \\ni G<id in 
Christ a?.'u:ncd man's nature, ami be- 
came a man of sorrow, and acipiainted 
with grief, tempted in like manner with 
man, yet without sin, he conhl not bear 
with man's intirmitiw; ho could not suf- 
fr long with him. ArtTt hi* human na- 
lure is as necessary now while he is 
pleading man's cause before the throne 
of tJod, .IS it was while he was dtliver- 
iiig his Pnther's will to nnin on earth, 
MfiH can only approach Gtid through the 
humaliity of his son, while the sou re|i- 
rcscnts man to (iod through his divine 
nature. This idea involves the necessity 
of the human as well as the divine na- 
tures in the son. Wfie it not for this, 
bow couhl, or would Ciod biar with 
mau'a iufirmity In faith, in rrjientnuc/', in 
}ir(iyer, or any of the acts in Christianity ? 
It is in his humanity he beai-s with llie 
weakness in my pre.iching. praying, 
charity, and all the good I am 5o slow to 
learn to do; even so with all of us. 
While the stern justice and righteousness 
of God, stripped of humanity, says " cut 
biin down, why cumheretU he tho 
crouiid," the drt-'i^er, the mediator, in 
his humnnity, plead', let him stand an- 
other year. Look, oh ! look into *my 
face, behold my crown of thorns, my 
hands, my ftet, my side, did not I suHer, 



the first lesson to learn, you will realiuj 
that he is a teacher, n mediator that is 
meek and lowly in heart, and knows how 
to bear long with, aud have much pa- 
tieneo with you in your dullncj« to Icnni 
the leaaons of hoUnesM of heart, nnd 
purity of eoul ; for he U the only media- 
tor between God, and tiiiiman Christ 
Jesus. 



The Bible and Inspiration. 

M:.MnLn ii. 

In our explication of the subject thus 
far, wo have said very little mi regard to 
the written word. Our object waw more 
particularly to call the attention of the 
reader to the different Cunfesiioiis; — es- 
pecially that of the Westminster Confes- 
sion. To do line wo were obliged to 
speak of tho inspiration of the Bible be- 
fore even referring lo the difl'erent views 
about the sacred canon, as held by the 
Roman Catholic aud Protestant Church 
es. 

It is a well known fact, that tho dif- 
ferent books of the Bible had first to be 
canonized before they einild be recog- 
nized by the people as being of divine 
origin. That, therofoiv, which is now 
termed hanonikoa nn:st lirel he proven 
before that which is called thctyutao, 
can be properlv aud successfully estab- 
lished. 

Before cLtering into a wmsidcration of 
the points of iuspiration, as regards the 
sacred oracles, it is important to answer 
thlt question first: What books are enti- 
tled to a place in the sacred canon as a 
rule of faltli and practice? Romanists 
wouUl answer the ciucstion by saying, 
that all those books, and those only 
which the Church has deeidetl upon to 
be of divine origin, are to bo regarded 
as canonical; while Protestants hold and 
answer the question, that tlie Old Testa- 
ment, so far as quoted and recognized by 
Christ and the Apostles is only to be rc- 
gaixled as the word of insplnitlon, nnd, 
therefore, canonical. The inspinitiou of 
the saercd canon as interpreted aud un- 
dcrilood by the Human Catholic Church, 
i* simply based upon the authority of 
the Church itself, while the Protestant 
view is btutc<l upon the authority of 
Christ and the apostles. It is an easy 
matter, therefore, lo (ktermine which of 
these two views arc cm lect, l.ecan>e it i; 
leasuuahle that wc should regaril the an 
thority of Christ and the apostli:^ as be- 
ing uuqiiesticinable iu all eases. 

TheChnrch may err, has erred, aud 
does err, but Chri.<t never en-ed. Ro- 
manism teachrs that the Church isiufal- 



meut nnd no other*, which ProUfUitils 
now rccodniztt and include in the »acrcil 
canon ; Thirdly, beeauBc the so-called 
Apocryphnl books were not written in 
Hcbrijw aud not included in the Jewish 
cnnoii. If then Cbri»t and the aixwtlw 
say nothing ubout these writinjn.niid the 
Jews tlicm^elvcii do not include ibem in 
the sacred canon, is ibis not sulKcicpit 
evidence that they do not constitute ii 
part of the Word of God ? Difficult, in- 
deed, would it be to prove what hookn 
ou};bt to be and ought not to be includ- 
d Ul the sacred canon, were it not fur 
the wortls of our Savior, where he says : 
These are the words which I spake nn- 
to you, while I was yet with you, thai 
all things must bL- fulfilled, which were 
written in the Law, aud in ihcPropliot', 
aud in tho Pi^alms, eoneerning nu," 
Luke 24: 44. J.T. Mkyers. 



lible; lh:it what.-oever it binds on earth, 
;lid not I bleed, did I n-jt die for them? ! shall be bound in heaven ; and what'«- 
if 3". let thy wrath bnttit upon my head, ever it loosens on earth shall be loosened 
I died, let them live. So while in his in heaven; therefore Romanism assumes 



human nature he accepts us, in his di- 
vine nature ho presents us to his Father 
ami parent: for be is able to save unto 
the uttenn'W<t all them thai come unto 
God by him. 

Then brethren and friends, having 
such a high priest {mediator) loucli- 
ert with alt the feelings of our infirmi- 
ties, "Let us draw noar.with a true 
heart in full assurance of fuith, having 
our hearts sprinkled from an evil cim- 
scicnce, and our bodiisi washed with pure 
water. Let ns hold fast to oitr faith 
without wavering ; for ho w faithful that 
promised." It is not needful that one 
suulahoul.l perish, all may beliovc in 
him and be saved. Arc you a heavy la- 
dened sinner? he calls you to come to 
him: are you weary of the burtk-n of sin? 
he calls vou to come to hbii, and he \\ill 
give you ivit. But you must t-iko bis 
yoke, his doctrine, his service upon j-ow, 
must have rvH and falvation from him. 
He is meek and lowly in heart. And 
while meekncjiti nnd lowliness of heart is 



A Lightning Bolt Writing God's 
Name on a Blasphemer. 

Some of our eonlcmporaricssccai dis- 
posed to question the truth of our slatt- 
ment that a negro man that was kilhd 
by lightning a few days ngo iu Campbell 
county had the lettcre "GOD" on his 
body. Dr. Thomas K. Mxorman, whoeC 
poit< ffice address is Mt, Ziun, Ciimplicll 
county, has furnished the Richmond 
Chrintian Adxaealc an account of tho 
circumsUiuc's, from which wc extract 
the following: 

"On the evening of the Gth inst. 
Perry Junes and George Brown, colorcl 
men, notoriously the most profanc,wiik- 
ed i>ersons in the wliule ccmimunily, 
with three other colored persons, tiwk- 
refuge, during the rain areompnnied by 
a good deal of li<,'htniiig and thunder, iu 
a tobacco bam on ihe laud of Mr. Geo. 
Crcnsey. 

From their seveml positions one would 
have thought that two of the others 
were in more, aud the third in as much 
danger as Jones nnd Brown were. 
They, as their custom was, were eugagwl 
in cursing and swearing. Suddenly the 
lightuiag descended upon them, and 
while the other three were compenitivc- 
ly uninjural, Jones was killed and 
Brown was stricken down senseless nnd 
almost lifeless for a lime. He revived 
after a few minutes, and soon seemed to 
have regained all of his slreujilh, but 
was dumb aud bereft of hismind forscv- 
eral hours. The lightuing had sit fire 
to his clothing, and he was bnrnetl ou his 
chest and left side aud arm before the fire 
was extiiiguiirhed. In bis mau:»c elfuHs 
to free himself from those «In> were rc- 
straiuing him the skin W!is rubbed frtm 
the burneil flesh aud presented the fol- 
lowing clianieters, GOD. Vvry tloso 
representation, lo say the least ut them, 
of the capital lelteni useil in printing the 
name of deity, while around and between 
them the skin was uuremoved, and ai>- 
parenllv not burnetl. The above char- 
acters occupiol the angles of an tqmlat- 
cral triangle, which, as yon arc doubtless 
aware, was iu ancient days the sym- 
bol of deity. This man then apin-irs 
to have been branded with the name of 
Inn; 



the perogative to say what is cauouizc ', 
not upon the authority of Christ nnd the 
npostles but upon the authirity of the 
t:hureh itself. 

Protestants claim no authority to ei- 
ther accept or lejccl parts of the ditfer- 
cut books of the Bible, save upon the 

evidences of Christ and the apostles. , ,. , 

Romanism regards the Apocryphal books : '"^' "^''''^^ '" ' "^ ^'f^'*'^- '""^""S'' ' ' 
inc authoritv because the ""^V l'^' «^ ^"' toref\ahers three housnnd 
so, while Protestants y<--^r^ -^o, iuu\ ni the printc, angnaiie 
of the nation to whnb he Klongs. — 



Lynchburg A*n 



as being of di 
Church itself 

reject them, not beeaiuso they do not con- 
tain and teach good morals, hut bwause 
neither Christ nor the apostlwi ever made 
mention of them. Christ told tho Jews —In the t'hil-iiaii warfare, lo main- 
to "starch the scriptui-cs," speaks of tho tain the contlicl is to gain llio viitorj-. — 
law and the pivphetsaud the Psalms, aud The pnnuiso is made to him that vmlur- 
aeknowlctlged ihe scriptui-es,— that is the eth to the end. The object uf wwr spiri- 
Old Ti:stament writings, to be the Word tual adversnrits is to pivvcnt this. — 
of God. That the Apocryphal writings ' Kvery day when wc.thrxrtigh ihegnioo 
aic not the Word of God isevident fruni j of Gml. aiv saved liviu lalliiig. a:e pn,^ 
ihi-eo facts : Fii-st. bwauw* Christ and servtxl from going hack, liivy siista n n 
tho apostles Miy nothing about them ; i vlefeat. And gn?at shall be the nw-int 
SiK'ondly, because the Jcwi.-*li canon con- of the faithful, for he thai cndurelh to 
tains all the hooka of the Old Testa- [ the end, shall Ik ssivctl. 



Till-: HHKTl-IKKN AT AVOKK- 



Thn Rrflfhi-oii flt Wnrk verlii.g houses a^ well Bs the people, for 

The Uiethren at vvofk. „,^,^j^j,|^.i,i„i„,„k,„ ,i.,„,>. and u.e 

LA.VASS. ILL. OCTOBEB 7, 1S76. P'-'P^*""- 'f 7' ''. ^"» 7>^^"!^' ^' '""" 

■ ' sicrcrcil « lirclhirnn iiioctillj: lioii.^e. — 

When our people hiiiM or i)un'Iiasc meet- 
ing houses ill (owns, let them iiiiitnU- the 



'■ Tk" llrvOiren ni Work."' will \ie »«nl p<J*l 
pMliTTla luiy niUlWw in lli« Unilcxl SiaK 
Cmii'Ia. for si 3.> \-<r Rnniim. Thine »»i 
^hl namei ami JIO M. will i«ci»c "n csln 
copy ftw of ctiarjic For nil otct lhf« l.iin.Ur 
Ihewp^nl iiillbenlltin-eil liccnlsfur mcIi ad- 
iliiionnl oamc. which •mount <«ii Iw iImIucIcI 
Iruiu Ihc nianrjr. Iicroiv Mniliii; il lu "■. 

Monpy Onlfw. I>ra(t». an.l Hfgisierv.l Ix-lier- 
mv 1* Ml" ■' ""f "»''■ Tlif.v ilioulil Iw inn'IP 
iviralilc 111 J. II. Mo'ir*. 

.SiiWt?ri|<ii>.n<. <^miimliiiftilinit». •*iii"IJ '' 



■ling ' good cxaiiiplcset Uy tlic inrmbers in mid 

»'ni around Mt Carroll. If prido nnd viiui- 

ly could ouly he kejit out of towns nnd 

citii«, it would iirtt eroiite sueh great 

iviU in Mie cnuiilry. 



The llrethrcn iti this dislriel liavo nn 
imporljint miiwioiinry field, in wliicli I among 
lliry have done n coiwidcnibto aiiioiiiil 
<-i:'j.H,lI03BE.LMark,CMTOllC«.,ni. of pre.u'Iiiiig during the last year, ex- 

■ —■ ^— ^■^^— lending over several eounliis iu the ceii- 

Lov.:l•^.■^^r«l Y.l("« Creek uavlin? Tal part o( the slate, Bro. Hillery. 
l.,.Lis-. Pt:|.heii!.jp Co., III. Oo.oher (luring the summer, spent iihout two 



J^th and 2!Uli. O-inmeiictsat 1 r 



Wi: eon-'Iiide to in<iTt no marriagi 
iio:ii'.a, believing tlial tliev an.' iiol gwi' 
emlly re;id hy the iniijorily of ''">" read- 



TlIK ad;lrcii of J. W. Sloiii, 
cliiiii;r»-''l f"^''" N*-"^**''". t*' IliUliey. New- 
t;iii Co.. M". Uo proji.wus lo make Ihid 
pi icv Iiis regular home. 



AuoNti the lalc aeee^ioiis lo llie 
church, wore oiiu at Wndilam's Grove; 
Olio at AnioliV Grove, one at Tine 
Vi\x\, and two at West Braiieli. 



months of eonslaiit labor there, nhvnys 
having large, nllenlive eongrejiiations. 
even in the nud^t of harvest; and as n 
rtpuli of tlic good seed, sown by the 
Urethreii, thrc eiinie up a few day* ago, 
nnd were baptized during the I^ove Feast 
I meeting nt Silver Citvk. They relumed 
now home rejoicing, and luucli pleiiscd willi 
the Brpthrcii, 

III this fii'lJ paniplilets and tracts were 
u««i qnite freely, and the good work 
which ihey have hel|iod to accomplish, is 
deserving of the attention of those, wlio 
are laboring in similar fi.'Id:^. Prosjiects 
of otherd coming to ths church there 
arc very enconi-aging. Tliose wlio were 
hapliwd live in SIni'shiill cuunly 



TriK nrothrcn will have no more 
iiioetiiiSi' iu I/inark, till the meeliiig 
hojwe h liiiished, whiili will be in a few 
we.'ki We will give further notice in 
.hi> lime. 

Ouii Bubj^'rihem will pJea^i excuio a 
numlh^r i>r iiiiHUik'^, which oecurrod in 
our !a!»l nnmb.T. We «vi-o so huniid. 
Ih:it wo hajl bill little time 1 1 iv:iil the 



Is our next iiunibi'i 
leJiec (jidU' nn iiiL'rcsliii 



we will coin- 
: nrlicle by K 
II. Millcj-, cnlitled: "The Oiriilinn He- 
ligioii." This will bo (juilc a treat to 
our rcivilcrs, 

Di^CTiiiiES Martin Myers nnd IXinlel 
Miller retvnlly vbiu-d the Buibiiell 
chureh, llliuii', where ihry labored 
fov ifio good of moub. IJefore returning 
home, they hnvl the jdeaiturc nf seeing 
five jiereoMs rcceivetl inio tlie chureli. 

Tiio.^c who arc fond of Grammar, can 
liiii week enjoy ijuite n refri^hing sen^on 
risiding Bro. Stein's article. Thii |mrl 
of his arliele may seem a little dry to 
sonu', but suR'ly it is iutcri^tiug, especi- 
ally the closing part of il. Read your 
jKipcr carefully, then hand it to wume of 
your neighbors. 



We waul some brother or s-istcr iu 
every congregation, to keep us well nup- 
pUetl with news. Wc wiiiit to keep our 
r--'adera well pij^^lrd iu regard to what is 
going on in tlie brotherhood. As Love 
Fcawt season is now nearly over, let us 
hear front you, and know how you prui- 
I>er iu the I^ord. 

We want an agent iu every locility 
to galher subj^criben? for us. We alrea- 
dy have a number at work, but we ^till 
waul laorL-, fi*r the more sulgcribers we 
have, the greater amount of good 
we can accomplish. Those, wishing Ui 
act a= ngenL-, will send for our jirospec- 
lit-, and sample copies. 

Tlic Brethren are now buildinga new 
mttilug hoiixe iu Lanark. It will be 
reaily ft.r servicee in a few weekft. Tliii* 
h the third town in Wm county, contain- 
ing a meeting house belonging to the 
Brelhri-u. and Iook» much like tlie apos- 
tolic i.rder. for we n-ud of pburehen in 
many of the cilitw where the ujuwtles 
prea<-hed and labored. Our minitU'ring 
bmJireu. wlio viiiit this plaee, can rest 
aSiiunsl that Ihey will find a good, plain 
raitling hou«.-, iu which to preucb the 
plain giw'jK-l of Jesus. 

Tin; I'retliicu have puielmw*! the 
LutlierAn meeting house in Mt. (Jarroll, 
(:^: i-.»uuty »'e:it of this c*mnty,j ami 
will noon lia\e it ready for servicex. The 
ijretlireo at that place, believe \q ou- 



Bro. Hansen In Prison. 

On the fimrlh page, will be found a 
letter fnnn Bro. Hansen, wrJlteu by him 
while in prison, iu Denmark, 

Those who have rend Bro, Hansen's 
article found iu the first number of The 
BitCT.^KKN AT WoitK.will bear in ii ind 
ihal in tlie year 1872, he was put into 
prison, for ivfusing to take up arms, and 
was alU-rwards i-eleased nnd driven from 
the country. A few months ago, he vi- 
sited the same place, distributing tracts 
and pamphlets, anil was iinme«lialely aj)- 
preheude<i, and east into prison again. 

Wc have just received a letter fi-om 
Bro. Hope inforniiug u?, that Bro. Ilau- 
scn is now released from his imprisun- 
mcul, as he was put iu for but 20 day:;, 
and that there are ]H'ospcct^of him being 
exempted from military duty. 

Xext week wc will ])ubli»b a long let- 
ter from Bro. Hope, giving some eiieou- 
raging news, and stating distinctly and 
fully the present condition of things in 
Denmark. We believe this to be an im- 
porLnnt missionary lield, and a place 
where some good may be accomplished, 
and hence want to keep our readers well 
posted on the general movements nnd 
prospects. 

The Kcal and wlf-sacrificc that there 
brethren are mauifewtiug, is indeed com- 
mendable. They are entitlexl to the 
prayers and assistance of every lover of 
our ble-s«i Savior, Men who are wil- 
ling to suIftT im]irisoniueut, or even lay 
dowu their lives if neces.sary. all for tlie 
salvation of their own couiitry-mcu, arc 
surely deserving of the fervent, elfi^ctual 
[u-ayers of the righteous. 



two of its main and most ncciicd miuis- 
Hi>. But the Lord'* ways arc not our 
way-*. , . 

Thcrv were a few things about this 
feast, that we have given considerable 
thought, an.l feel, tliat they should be 
eommcndcil to the attention and candid 
con.slderation of the brotherhood gcmi- 
allv. 

Wc observed, that th^v had every 
thing reducetl to a sy.-item. i. c each one 
seeniwl to know his place and business, 
and there wa.< no confusion whatever 
■• those who attended to the work, 
t \ neeeft=arily belonging to such meetings. 
Onler is sairl to have been the (iist law 
of lienven, and in short, we know that 
God's works nvo all reducwl to a com- 
plete pyitem. JiL*t st), it sbouhl bo at 
our conimuniou mei'tings. I^et caeh one 
who is lo help, know his place and work, 
then everything will p-iss ofl" sino)tliiy, 
and in [icrfect order. 

Another featui-e we noliced, was, that 
! the night services were made very short, 
I nml thus did not detain the congi-egatiou 
more than a few hour^. Kvcrythiug 
was in readiness in due time, the Scrip- 
tures read according to the order of the 
Brethren, the ordinanec* pirfcrnnd in 
their simplicity, with an occasional short 
nddivss from some of the speakers. 
Thougli quite n number communed, yet 
the meeting was closed in due time. 

There are several reasons why wc coii- 
cKhIc that our evening services, as a rule, 
should not be i>n)trnet4'd too long : 

1. The fii^t Love-feast ever liehl was 
in Jerusalem, and that was very short. 

2. It i.s often very tiresome for old 
people to sit so long. 

3. Sislei-s who have chiUli-en to attend 
to, find it very wearisome to lake care 
of ihe little ones while silting at the la 
blc. For Ih.m uc think llien; should 
lie a speiial regard, 

4. I am i.f the imprecision that a lUllc 
brevity on siteh oeea>ious would bav^ a 
very salutary cifect on the mind.* u\ the 
spectators. Short, yet pointed and Mjiid 
epistles are quickly read and easily t ri- 
preliended : and just so we should be, 
for we arc livhuj ephlles io he known 
and read by all men. 

In new countries where the fallh and 
pi-actice of the Brethren are not gener- 
ally known, wc would not even object to 
Paul's cvaniplc at Troas, aud eonliniic 
the feast till even after midnight. But 
whatever we do, Jet it lie iu order, all to 
the glory and honor of (lod. 

Wo iudeed hail a feast of good things, 
and returned home niiuh refresli 
greatly cucuuraged. 



•ml tone of the phi 



in the city. Them' 

iu gcneml suvroundiug.. mul v.bj!""^ 
iurtueuew,Uikeuiuconneetiou with tl.e 
fact that we now have a meeting hous. 
in town, and arc horo working up iiic 
Tract Association, make it a v-ry de.-ir- 
uble place to live. And we tru^tnot on- 
ly t3pm.M>er in our publi^hin^ busmen, 
-LpR-ading the truth, but hope to grow 
iu grace and in ihe knowledge o the 
truth, while laboringiunoiig iho brethren. 

We are well pleas^l "Ith our new 
home, and are iinitc eoiilented will. ou. 
field of mini-terinl labor, believing thai 
imieh good may be aecoinplishcdhcr.-.- 
Our railroad aud mail facilities nivgnoil, 
thus rcudeiiiig it nu escclleut poiut for a 
publishing house. 

In auothcr paper wc will give a nioiv 
minute description of- tlie city aud its 
general suri-ounding:', and also slate, 
how it can be best approached by travel- 
ing mcuihcrs. 



world's fading glory, li^s his ^.^,^, 
lust, but of faith, upon the '"(■"'" 
God," where are God's "IVeuH,,,"" " 

ple."],Peler2:0:his»dopM-.s„'"': 
C!al. 4:5: liis " Priendt*," .Juj,,, ,':"""■ 
nnd James 2: 2;i ; his "FiuniK ■■ ', " 
.3: 15: his "ILir^" Kom. «.:•'''' 
-Mcvvcl.-," Mill. :l: 17; -Uis' p • '"' 
Treiuure," l\alm 135: 4 ; the ..?"''"' 
bly of Saints," Ptnlm 89: 7 -(1,^,. ,^"'■ 
of God.'^Vcts 20 : 28 ; the '■'inhul , 
of Zion," haiah 12: fl ■ ,'"""' 



lie, 



:*'"u.iiL 



" Thrones," Bev. 20 : 4 ; the " Hpj 
Jerusalem." " nn iiinunu-rable nm,,. 

I^"the"(ieu.-..l A.. .!"!'■% 



iifnv..,,!,. 



A Trip to Iowa, 

In company with a fe»- loviii;; bivlh- 
reii and slstejs, we visited the church in 
Cedar Co,, Iowa, Oct, 4tli aud 5th, and 
atlended the Low-feast. One dun 
youth was iweivcd by baptism, Unily 
and godly zeal seemed to eharacteri/e 
the bi-ethivn and sisters at (his place, 
nnd our souls were much ivfivslied and 
built up in our associations with thcni. 
Brelhrcti moving West should visit ('■■- 
dar Co , Iowa, They will lind il a bmu- 
lifnl aud productive country, and oire oi 
the best places lo labor for iIil' cause of 
Christ. For further informaliou ivln- 
live to the country, etc , call ou or ad- 
dress IJro. Benj, F, Miller, Clarence, Ce- 



ngel^'- the 'Hieucral Afst.n,i,|..- 
Church of theFii^t-bonMiliidiitiv "'■' 
ten in Heaven," lU-brews 12; oj !,'," 
what glorious things! and " Ihe ||,^i|*-' 
not told." Vet we«rc on o„r ,vny |'| . " 
er. We can not go with ihc ,.;,h,| 
nuy (.f i:s ilenji.ics nnd iidlu^ ,|,!," 
"dixjwn men" in error, an.l f„Kp ,,"" 
Iriiie^, nnd Ho-calleil ''niedcni i.i ', '.i 
We have no tim.' to set, oui^elveA i,p', 
revisei-s aiiti intcrprt tei-g (,f Gt.d', '! 
and the religion of the holy. ^,K^„^,';'' 
sauitly lathers, ami tlien fail t„ ex-,,,,]' 
fy the Trnlh, We have bui time !„ [,' 
and liee.l the plain, niia.hilioratid (' 
pel, teaching and ndni.,ni>hing ..n^, '.^^^ 
other ill the 'mml'Ie, Helr-.-aeriliciu-.„n, 
uf the Lord, Kaeh one of ,k hii.^i,,!,'),* 
to pi'ifoini for our individual hj,i,i,„,,t 
inleresLs, ihnt we may thus, in (i„ii', 
be eoiiseiruted fully to his serviec 

Then we owe dutica to oue auMiim 
that we may builil each oihcrup in],,,, 
fiiith aud holiness, awording lo |||^. y.- ' 
it of the Gospel. And again, uc 
duties to our God'nnd Savior whit lni; . 
other can fultill with u« nor Utv i 
wc may be aceejitable before hini 
llio gracious plaudit: " Well .1 



ll.llVN 






A CALL. 



Waddam's Grove Love Feast. 

We stJited last week that wc were 
' luirr)-ing our work through, so as to be 
able to attend some of the feasts uear at 
hand. We left here ou the morning of 
September 2«lh, and aficr ti-aveliugsoine 
24 miled iiorlh, arrived at the Brethren's 
large meeting house at lliJO a. m. The 
building is on one corner .)f Ihe farm, 
now owned by Bro. Paul Wetael, the 
place where the Annual Meeting was 
held several years ago, i 

Meeting did not commence till 1 v. si. 
There were (juite a nunibor of 8j)eakers I 
present, and all seemed to be fully awake I 
to the work of the lyutl. Had preach- i 
ing again at 4 p. M., ami in the evening I 
wimmunioii nervic»«, an u.Mially perform- ' 
wl by the Brethren. Jleetiiig the next ' 
day at 9 a, m., and ehijod about 11. 

The attention was good, and the inter- 
est and zeal for the eanso manifested by 
the members were cjuitc eominendable. 

In this congregation reside Bro. Kiioch 
Kby and Bro. Paul Wetwl, the Lwm 
chosen ambaMadot^ of thcehnreh lo vi- 
sit Denmark. Il iweras a llule liard ibr 



Wv. have just had a call from two 
River lirctlireii preachers from (.'anada. 
Our intvrview with them was very pleas- 
ant, aud we were glad to have au ojipor- 
tunity of convei-sing some with them, as 
considerable eontroveriy has bieji go- 
ing on through some of the periodicals 
in regard to the Hiver lirdhren who re- 
side in Canada. 

We were informed that in that coun- 
try Ihey are called Tuuhcr» in law, and 
were not known as Hiver BrcOirai. 
They dress just as we do — only if any 
dillerenee a litlle plainer. There meth- 
od of baptizing is the same as ours, and 
they also believe that it is for the remis- 
sion of sins in conhtcliou with faith and 



sistei's and friends a'Sviubled, ami spetil 
fomctime in singing, juaying and exhoi'- 
talion. Truly, God is good, and Horlhy 
of all our praise and a.loration. 

KsiISLMAN. 



r.iTli. Itnllii. 

Glorious Things. 



TuJhoih.,- A,h,m Jiuhn oj the IUoikU 
Furiliiiij Coiiffirifadoii, WuehiuijtaJi 
Co. M,l. 

If we could but realize how near we 
arc to tlie New Jerufalem, the glorious 
City, whose Builder and Maker is God, 
our feelings would evidently he dift'erent 
fi.iiii what they now are. In the wrl- 
liugs of the apostles and cvangelisls there 
is an abundauce of iuBlrueliou, advice, 
aud warning Jn regard to tliis nearness 
of the eternal worhl, nnd its fearful coii- 
sequcuces on the one hand, nnd ils gloii- 
lities on the other. But vast 
uumbcis in the Church arc asleep to tliesc 
things, lo say nothing of the world that 
' 'ieth in wickeduc-s," There arc so 
many attractions in this world of vanity 
aud confusion that ninny of us who start- 
ed well, lire drawn hither and Ih'itlior, 
"lowed to and fro," nnd so iind too little 
time to think of our profc*i..ii, our real 
relation lo our Fnlher in Heaven, our 
duties in many departments of our life, 
and particularly, of what our God has 
pre|)ared lor them thai love him and keep 
his commandments. Beligiun makes no 
allowances for neglect and indiirereuce. 



cpentaucG. We fcuud but one i^iut of I ^"^ ^^■''"' ^''^^ '^*'™<^ ^'"''"^ **'" '""■ ivligi.nis 



difference betwcn us, and that was lu 
relation to feet wnshing aftar instead of 
before the supjier, but even in this, one 
of them seemed to think us right as he 
had given the eubjeet a eloss examiua% 
lion. They bought Millers book, and 
;bseril)ed for both of our papere, being 



lUUy intent on learning more of us. We '"^ '^*"'* '"'"''•cr, for ihe ronsou that 



iiopc to soon learn more of them, 



We will further remark that there is ';*;avenly lliiiigs— glorious tlii 



this congregation, that it -.b.iuld ;; 



some dilference between llicm and the 
River Brethren in this country; they 
are much more like our pt^oplc, imd arc 
very anxious i bat some of the hrelhrcu 
visit and preach amung ihini. 



dar Co,. Iowa. At his boue on the , good and faithful servant, eiiicrilum iriti 
ight of the oih, a nunihcr of brclhnu, j ilicj.iy of the Lord." Wlicu we ii^li[!y 
aj>!reciate these y^demi;, inuuicniuii., n.- 
lati.uis, we shall go about our " I'mlur'* 
busin&s,"inlhewai-mlhoflovcand/ial, 
guided by the "wisdom that is from 
hove," not Wing partakcre with iln- 
world nor llitm that luvc Ihe woihl. 

Oh wlmt a plorious life it is our piii 
lege to live! I£veu here iu tliis w-irlil, 
sorioundcd as we are by iulluene.« ainl 
t.mptations wliose controlling xyna 
would sink us i:i the de|)llis of penlilioii, 
we may " walk .villi God." Nolhiiii,' *linl| 
ovcrcymc the fnithi'ul soldier of llieCr, « 
for "Theniigel of the Lord eneniii|wili 
roun.l about theiii lliat fear hiiu, and.lc 
liverelh them" Psiilni i-l:!. (ilia 
safety! "Beludil, the eye of the Ltml i* 
ujton them that fear liini. ujiou lliciii ll:ul 
hope iu his mercy." GIoi i«^us thiiip. hue 
and hercafier, arc your heritage, my k- 
loved in tlie l.rf)rd. 

Here wc see iv, tlirough a glibxhirtly, 
and ninny huvo toi^t their way n):d \\S- 
nigh made shipwreck of fuilli, but the 
"wise virgins" arc watching, wailiug 
and ]uaying. They esperiince wan 
without and within, hut through VxA' 
Providence and grace they become ivi\ 
qucror^ioverevcry foe. There ntvcrnw 
a true Chrislinii who did not have tiiiils 
ill some peeulini- way. Many pre?iiiiie 
they arc CIirisiiaiii!», but Ihey drift iiitii 
tlie current of the world, and have uo 
trials lor "Cli list's sake and the 
pel's." This is contrary lo the teaehing* 
of the Holy Scriptures, and the recfrJ 
uf llie fatliers. Many othcis experi'iin-' 
trials or eulTeringi', but these will 1 
benefit to the mouI unless they arceii<hif- 
od for Christ's sake. TliJ;* 'is Ihc sfiitt 
of a Chrislian motive — ■" Ibr Jt-iir' >iike. 
The Clirisliaii life imist not m^iily U 
professed, but everything — soul, bid; 
nnd spirit — possessions, talents, lile,— '3 
must 1)0 laid ou the Altar of (iod; asic- 
rifieo complete and to nil Kteruily. 

Buch au oliering is accei)table, an.l will 
"Keceivo a hundred-fold now in ^^'^ 
time, house-, and brethren, auti ^i^tL'lV, 
and mothers, and children, anil luiut', 
with per,^eeulions, and iu the worhl I' 



duties, and sec our lukewarume.-.*, "We 
have au Advocate with the Father" to 
plead our cause, and that our sins may 
be forgiven. This is a glorious thing, 
aud blessed .arc they who see and seek, 
and find eleansing in his blood, 
I am always made glad to meet y 



your convcrsatioi 



In iiR 



mgs of tlie 



n'c we now live in Christ, and of that 

life which we b.Mh, lierhaps soon, shall 

"""■elullyknow ami sco, and enjoy iu ' come r/n-««/ lljV Mark 10: 2f). 

the Lverbisluig Kingdom." 01, th,it ' 



LANARK. 



■ "1' »i 



Oun Publishing House is Mlmned in 
I^anark, a beautitiil and well hii.I out cj. 
ty of some 1200 inhabitant-. The place 
is surrounded on every si.h- by members, 
1 ihere are between :J0 and 40 living 



Klmlday! When it shall dawn upon oi,r 
waiting soul.-, ih. most eharniin". „„d 
endearing ti(, of earth will lose all their 
nttraelivene») and enjoyment, for "Ghj. 
rious things are «pokeii of thee, city of 
God" The most glorious thing th»t 
Wni'hMoving men timik of " 

the ■' Great Centenui,il,"« grand city of 
pnde, extravagance and sin, Wonder 
lul! ii"tlbcChri«[i|in,ofH)]im|edI>yUn; 



Glorious inheritance, these giflf of" 
(Jod. Ouce begotten of God unto a li 
ly hope in Christ, we are nho heirs "I ''"' 
Heavenly inheri f unco. That is our in'H""; 
and wcanrbiit"pilgrlm.* and slrau{,'''t^' 
The moic we bate the mis tlnittrucHif^l 
the only begotten Hon of God, llie h"""^' 
JiiKt now is'f.rvenlty we will pray, 'Thy Kin^'il""! 
come.' The more we enter into ibchp"' 
it of primitive, living Christhiuil.*'. ''"' 
mote we will hng "lo dejJiirt mal 



Tlli: lilliGTIlltKX ^vr \VOi{lv. 



Hidi Christ." Glonou3 tilings are await- 
iiij: »mr i>iiri(icil siiirits, wlicii wc readi 
111.- uMi-n giUt'S uf tlic- City of the Uiii- 
V. rsi-, 'Wlmt A t'lorloiis ciinsniiimiition 
In liiU "nsleqi in Jcijhs'— lo ■ i-f«t from 
<.iir liibors' — to imrliciimto iii'thcliiit 
I (snnwlioii '—to ' t)i- over \i itli tlit- Lord ' 
— tn 'm'u' Iiim as lit' i?' — ly be |iresciit 
« lu-ii, lii.diiiK hiK wiituhiiig aervniiU, ' lie 
;h;ill t'ii'il liiiitwlf mid make tlit-iii sit 
(Knvii to incut 1111(1 will cnnip forlh niul 
>.'rvo tlieiii' (Liiltc 12: 37)~-t() sco liliii 
wlili liid Siiinln standing on tliu Illount 
/ion fiirover victm-idus ovtr all bis euc- 
II. It-', King cf l(ing«and L.)i(l of lords— 
III ,vQ him ihf Priiiff of Lilo iiiid Kc- 
d.-iinoiol inniikiiid duiHwi'd luid wor- 
sliijiij liy nil Hk- iiinuiiieriiMc hdsts of 
j.-hny uiid lull llionsHiid mure gloiious 
ii^i*. Yea, " GKirioii? Iliiu^ am spo- 
h..ii (.f tlicp. Oh City of God! 

lirolhor bclovfd, yoii arc iilniost there. 
'I'lii' victory of fiiilli will soon bo won, 
ul God uiUfrathor his eheiivM. 
-.■\ rc>v.„.,n-.,v,ij,'SlMlifro. 



Ami V 



■!■ I'.ilt. II Tew inoi-u icnm. 
.■■linll ivtfuiT no more. 



A fiv. lujia iiiculiii^ Iicre 

Sliiill tlioci' IIS on ouv AVtiy ; 
An'l we jilinll ipneli tlicumtli^j rMl. 

Til' vicriLtl ttiilbnlh Jay." 

I Ciimiot toiiflndi- williont referring to 
iiiir vt'iy rwfiil letter lo inc. Yi.n tay 
villi bnvojii^t coiiiplflcd yonr fit^luieth 
ir. A gu-at ago in th«o diiyslsnrely 
the wise man did not write his proverb iu 
:i : -'My son, forget not my law, but 
K't thine hcavl Itcqimy coniinandmcnts: 
i'lir length of day?, and long life, and 
lii'ai'i', fliall lluy a<Ul to thee, het not 
rcy and trnth foimike lliec : Iiind tlicni 
nbiittt thy nod;, write them u])fin iho ta- 
M:-of thine hcaiL" I'rov. 3: 1-3; 

I :(joice that in my late visit I found 

on so well ami hiJ.p|)y, so warm and de- 

vilid to tl;e cann- which is dearer to you 

thiiii life iUelf. O ! that all our aged 

bnllircn uiid sisilein were so ' Fervent in 

spirit, nerving the T-ord." Jliiy our God 

revive th(jm in their hist days so that a 

g<iudly and glorious eomjiany may be 

jiasviiig over to (he other side, aii full, 

til-ladi'iijlieiivet for llie Master's Gran- 

ly. This were n glorious thing. May 

giiue be nuilli|(lied auto lliem. 

Yon say you " have been in the failli 
Siiyeaiisand lOgrcttiiaf you did not accept 
iininy years before." AVIiiit a pity there 
arc so many plnuyiblo sectarinit nets 
(spread to draw men into perverted ways ! 
Yiiiir unworihy eorrcsjiondent had a 
iiiiilar e.\perienc;'. The " Trnth .^.'^ it is 
I .losu«" if- a most glorioufi thing, aud 
'I hom-t soul will iUlow an evil way. 
when iIk- evil :i|>pi'av.- to liiy naliziitioii. 
No one inu-l be blamed for seeking and 
vvalking iu the liglit way of the Lord, 
though it nui.'il ueeesiarily lend into dee]) 
and erneifying humility, and pei'secution, 
aud liials for t'liiLst's fake. Tine is a 
.rloiious thing to every one that can rc- 
.five it. I rejoice that you are" willing 
:•> figlit on to the en<l," for thi.^ is the 
earnest of tlic heavenly inbcrilanco. 

You tay, " I want to |>rc*a forward 

with all vigov towards the prixj, loukinf; 

ju-itlu-r to the right nor to the left, bat 

villi an eye single to bis glory, prcs-ing 

forward, being careliil that uo uinu take 

my crown." A glorious hojie that thus 

iplvj' yt>u, and invites yon to the gUry 

of IleavLJi. He (hou faitlifnl. Let the 

erowning glory of your life be to prc- 

icut the " Life of Christ," not written as 

by mortal hand, but excmplilii'd in word, 

and doctrine, aud life, even as you have 

d'liie. Tbou^jh not a jireaeher in word, 

but mighty in the deed, and ko i^hall he 

he glorified in you, Prcs.s on, "The King 

of 1,'lory " has a erown in his wardrobe 

f<ir you, and it will be his good pleasure 

' jiliiie it upon your brow. Stand fast 

1 the liberty you Imvc in bin), nud you 

lall hi> Hitiilied wiih liis fiiHucRS and 



yU 



Wiiijiivsborouffli, I'll. 



How Will The Angels Know ? 

' Ma, if I should die and go to heav- 
i^linuld I wear my moiro antique 
clrecM? " — " No, my love, wo eaii xearee. 
ly expect or suppose that we chilli wear 
lie attiio of this world in the next," 
" Then, ma, how will llio angels know, 
1 helongud lo the best Society ? " 



BAPTISM 

Into Esch Name of theTrinity. 

UY J. W. STlilN, 

■■Iliipliiinj: ilifNi in the imii.c „! ihv I'litliri-, 
nndof llitMon. niul of ilie lluly Olnm. '■ Miiti 
28 r 111. 

\\ IJ MAINTAIN THAT UL'R 'It XT 
TI!A1.I1ISTIIAT nAI'TtSM8IIOllU) BE I'ER- 
l(JI!Mi;i) INTO liAClI ON-IIOl-TIIKKAMra, 

viz. l-'ATiiuK, Son AND Holy Spihit. 
We say ■' into " iiiNtead of " i'« " because 
''(■(»" is thus more properly rendered. 
"Each," \& a distributive aiijeelivo |)ro- 
nouii, and means things taken Heparat- ly, 
or one at a time. Hunee "Into each 
natiic " is the panic as " mio ime mime iit 
a flmr." or " into flic tiamin of Fufhn; Hon 
nnil Hnhj Spirit lnl.cn xcpiirritfly. As iai- 
niei>ion not into each name may be called 
"j*»t(//r iinmersion" for convenience, so 
iiniiiei¥iou i'm^ eadi name may be ciiiled 
" trine" or "triune immei'sion" for eoii- 
vcnience, innsnmoli as the Father, t^on 
and Holy S|iint constitute a Trinity. 1 
think then that I have clearly deliiied 
our iiositioiiaiid bop^ all will Huder^laud 
it. Its eorrectncj* ajipeais 

1. When U!c coniiidcr the elliptical na- 
ture of the lanr/utiffe of oiir text. 

What we mean by rllipsit, is a word, 
pliriwo, ehin.-e, or any part of a Beuleuce, 
ncecwary to convey it-* meaning or cum- 
pletc itji eoui tract ion, bur which, when 
tlio meaning is otherwise sHflicieutly ev- 
ident, may be Ofnilled or suppressed in 
onK-r to avoid m:\c^ repetition, though 
it must be niidciatoud or relainod iu the 
mind, and as truly belongs to the atn- 
leiiee, gjiunmatindly considered, as Ibe 
parU which ftic cxpit,-.*(d. (.Sec Green's 
En^. Giain. jip. 147. I!)2. lUS. Analysis 
of Kng. Lang. ],. 263.) If I say "jjohii 
walks into ibj iieUIs, and John walks in- 
!o the luwns, and John walks into thegiir- 
dciis," I have used a grammatical con- 
!>lructioii hut have employed more words 
thiiii w:n iitces-sary lo be iinderslood 
Ilcnee by introducing the llgure called 
"(ll!jnl.i," I t^npjncss a iminbcrof words 
and without altering ihescnse, say "John 
walk* into the fiold::^, and lawns, ai:d gai- 
<lL'n^." So if I *ay " Baptize tliem in the 
iiamt of the l-'atber, and baptize them Jn 
llie name of the Son, and haptiza them 
in the name of ilie Holy Spirit" or what 
is c([Uivah;ut, " liiq.tizing ibein in the 
naiiio of the Father, and in the name of 
the Son, and iu the name of the Holy 
Spirit," in either case the constvuelion is 
grammatical Imt u»iiect?.-arily burden- 
some, hence by flUpxiit we omit a mimber 
of woids without elieeiiiig the meaning, 
and bave the text " Unpliziug them in 
the name of the Falhtr, and of theSon, 
and of the Holy Spiiil." The pr.;of ol 
the e!lip.i.s " into the naniti" bclbitj Son 
aiid Holy Spirit, is found 
'h'/i; the foni'trndion nf the Cretk tf.vt 
'• Tatro^" (Father) " I'.W (Son) aud 
"At/ion I'ncumatos" (Holy Spirit) avo 
nil in the genitive lase. wbicli corrcs- 
p.mds here with our porscssive ease, and 
are govei'u;;d by " owjinu" (name) ex- 
|)i'eflsed, or und'ontood, by ibc rule which' 
makes one stibatanlive govern another in 
the genitive, wlien the hitlcf subalantive 
liinils ihe signilicatiou of tho former, 
(Bullions Gr. Gram. § Ul>.) eorr.^poml- 
lug here to our rnle in Knglisb which 
governs the posjctsiveeas; by the noun 
which denotes possesion. Iknee it h 
the same as if wo ^lonld read it '■ In the 
I'atht-r'g name, and the S'm't, iintl the IIoli/ 
SpieiCs." Here "Hon's" and " JIoli/ 
SpiiU'g", iu the pcnictsivu case corres- 
pond with " Vioii " and " Agioii J'neu- 
umtos" in the genitive, and ore governed 
by name. Therefore uamc must bo gup- 
pliedor ihcy liave no governing won!. 
The same appcai-s also 
(h) From ihe Imi} of Enijli»h traiisponitloii. 
Almost every tyro iu Kuglisli undcr- 
^lallds that the objective case after the 
preposition "of," in r-ueli connection?, ii 
i>(inivaleiit to the posac.''.'*ive ciue. "The 
house of Mr. Joins," is the Hamen3'*Mr. 
Jones' bouse." "The mime of John" i^ 
the snmo us "John's name." So "ihe 
name of tlio Father" i(*tliesanie ns'Mhe 
Fatber'a name," and"of the Sou" is the 
name as "the Son's," and "of the Holy 
Spirit," in the sanio as the '' Holy Spir- 
it's." But we might iisk " Son's " what t 
'■Holy Spirit's" t(»/<(i</ Ans. "name," for 
that is tlie only word that can answer the 



quc--tiou and make sense. "Xouns de- 
noting a possessive relation to tht mmin 
olijeet, have the sign (') annexed to Ibo 
hilt only: as Mason aud JUixon's line;" 
bat "nouns denoting a poisessive rela- 
tion lo different oLjic:9. have the iign 
{') annexed to each; as Adam's and 
Jackson's administration, i. c. Adnm'.t 
adniiiiistratioii and Jackson's! adminis- 
lrntion."lCovers Digest of Kug. Gram.) 
licnco it follows that the singiilnr name 
ej:pre^»^d in the fixl, cannot denote a 
joint poii*cv-ion of the thivo names Fath- 
er, Sou and Holy Spirit; for, wc cannot 
say, "Frttlier, Son, and Holy Spirit's 
name," because the genitive (iroek ending 
of each as well as the laws of Knglisb 
transporiiion, force tlie aiumlrophe ( ' ) to 
each when rendered alter the correspond- 
ing pcRscisive into Kiiglish. The fact of 
llio ellip^c^i hero also appear* 
(c) From the antecedent tmnn of the prep- 
osition" of," which oceiirM thrice in oiir 
Icrt. " Pr( po-iiif ions connect word.* aud 
show the relation between Ibcm," hence 
wherever there is one prepix-itiiin, iheie 
must he two u-rms of relation to connect, 
an anlceo<lent and aub^-ctiuent ' term. 
Nothing cm A.- a connrrt!,;- tcilhont at 
IcaM two things to eonncct, tlicrcfore'to 
deny that the preposition "of" haji in 
any instance, in our text, less than two 
terms of relation, is lo demj that it is a 
preposition; to efface it virlnnllij from tlir 
language and c^pung it from onr text, and 
ihus to be gnilly of taking from the holy 
oracles. But as Father, Son and Holy 
Spirit are re.'peelive!y the subsccpieut 
t-im? of the several [u-cpositions "of" 
("ft/ (be Falh-ir, and of the Son, aud "f 
llm Holy S[iirit"), wo pause to inquire 
what its nspective nntccodcnt terms arc? 
Following the rule of Mr. IJiown in bis 
"lusnintes of English Grammar" (Kd. 
of 1863. p 203), forfimling the respect- 
ive tcrnn of relation by patting tht) in- 
terogalivc "ir/i«(" before and after the 
preposition, Wt; ask, it'An/ of ibc Fnlher? 
An*, "tiomc of the Fatln r," (as the Fath- 
er's whatf Alls, iimne.) Aud uhnt of the 
.Sou? Alls. 7iame. (as the Son's wh-tt .' 
Ans. name. ) A nd ieA«( o( the Holy Spir- 
it"? Ans. HHine. (as the Holy Spirit's 
H'hal f Am. iimne ) Here then we find 
the ellipsis "nnnie" to be the antecedent 
term of "of" in the second and third 
elanses of our text. And as name is the 
antecedent term of the prejio^iiion "of 
ill everij inntante, so it is also the object 
and subseipieut term of tlie preiiositiou 
" into " (cii>) cxprci^ed iu the first clause 
and Hudei'stood witli name which it gov- 
erns iu the second and third clauses. 
Meyer, a profound and critical (icrman 
eommeutalor s,iys, "If Jesus had said 
the names, be would baveexpix'ssed him- 
self in a manner easiiy niisundcii}tood, 
though there are meant three personally 
diH'ereut names inai'iiuieb as"/oonom«- 
(a" (the name?) might have been taken 
for tbo several naniciji of each individual 
s abject. 

Tbo singularsigiiifies the definite name 
exprti-.^cd in the text, of each o!' the thi-ee, 
BO that "cislo onomu" before "ton Vion" 
and before" /on //uirioiii*»C(HH«/os" is to 
be added again mkxtai.ly, asamuftrrof 
coarse." (See Notes on Matt. 28: 
19.) Mr. Piiroes, says the test "is the 
saihe, or of the i;ame import, as to Hiy 
'Bnptitiiig them into the name of the 
Father, and inlo the name of the Son, 
aud into the mime of the Holy Spirit.' 
If tills in not the sens;, to what dues tbo 
'uamc' refer? or what is meant hy it? 
If it does not refer to, or mean the name 
of the Father, and the name of theSon, 
and the uamc of the Holy Spirit, it wonhl 
i^eem that the tcxt.'ihould in part read the 
very revei'se of what it does; that ie, it 
should have read 'Baplixiug them into 
the name, not of the Fnlher, not of the 
Son, nor of the Holy Spirit, hut into the 
name that dcnolcs the unity of tbetr ci- 
seuco.' I Suppose any one may mcc tbo 
nhsur<lity of this, and what dittieulticK it 
would present to a ceiious empiircr; 
while Ihe text asil stands is suited to con- 
vey iiislrneliou to tlio inoht cidiniiry eii- 
paeily" (Puroi.*' Attcuipl. p -U) I inu-t 
ciulc.N-* dear i-eudcr, iu the language ol 
Mr. Hasty, " If ibii' is not the true import 
of the text, I do not know that my obtus- 
ity will permit nm to know wbnt it ia." 
Dr. Cdliant, a distinguished Baptist wri- 
ter connected with the Amerieaii Bible 
Union, relerriny to the aneicut practice, 
of iniinei'^ing at the iitteraueo of each 



name admits that the practice would to .b-i.y that tlio lir.t claa-c contain, a 
have b.vnjn-lifinbk- had the text read | propo-Uiou .it all. IJro. Teeter in hi. 
m the name, of," or "in the imme of | analysis of the commi>.ioumak«. (he fob 
lowing very forcible remarks: "The 



the Falher, and in the name of the Si 
and in the name of the Holy Spirit." 
(«ce notes on MiUt. 28: V.i.f 
Whether such is the liiic import of the 
text let tlic honest, candid, intelligent 
mind decide for it-idf. It may not be 
improper jwdl here lo remark 
nil Thai OA "name "is governed by "in- 
to " in every clause of my text and from 
ts subtiiiiutnt term, ft> "into" wliether 
expri.Bi.-tyd or understood in everv elaii.-e, 

iii-s (o the participle " baptizing " as its 
anrecedent term, a dniial of which in- 
volves ils denial as a proposition and ex- 
punge.-! it wilh its dependent words from 
lliu text. In rca<ling the expressions, 

and of the Sou, and if the Holy Spirit," 
we have "a;i(/ and o/"(u'0(»j| lice/ m-m/,u,Vc 
together. So when the ellipsis "info the 
naiiu-" b supjilied. Wc have "and" 
and"i'n/o" two co:inective3 again twice 
together, which use is only adnuRiible in 
eoiiHtruetioiiB invulviug ellipsis, and 
which iu this construction can oiilv be 
txidained by making "in" or "into 
refer to " baptiiing" as its ant;cedent 
unn. The nature of tlie^e ellipj^s al» 
appears 

(e) From the model proposition contained 
in the leading cliiuse of tlie le.vl. 

When propositions arc to conipendions 
as to ohseure the meniiiug of dependent 
clauses, the di tlic 11 Ity may be obviated by 
appealing to ibc leading clause, and moil- 
cl proposition. Are wc at u la-ai to know 
what pertains to "the Son" aud "the 
Holy Spirit " in the lalttr cl.iuscs of onr 
text:' Let us look at our leading riause 
and there we read " In the name of the 
Father." So ilii-ru we uiideivtand that 
name pertain.^ also to the Son aud Holy 
Spirit. A'e we at a loss to know u7ift( iV 
to be done "in the name of the Sou nud 
Holy Spirit in the latter clauses? Wo eau 
decide hy appealing to our model pmpo- 
sition and there we read " Baptizing ibein 
in the uamc of the Father."' That is 
what is to be done then in each of the oth- 
er names. Finally wc uige tlie fact and 
force of the ellipsis on thoground 

(f) That coordinate conjnnetioHS connect 
onig ttimilar elements and eonilructii 
i Bullion's Eng. Gnim. § 179 770. Green's 
Analysis of Fug, Uiug. «. XI i Wbelb- 
er nouii.t or pronouns, verbs or adver 
sentences or parts of sentences, phrases 
or whole propositions, the parts thus eou- 
nected must be similar. What similar 
elements do the conjmietious "««(/ " con- 
nect in the text. The lirst "and" does 
not connect " Son " Ui " Father " bccau! 
Son is the object of the relaliou of the 
iccoud preposition "of" and is governed 
hy it. Neither floes the second "and" 
connect " Holy Spirit " to " Son " because 
"Holy Spirit" U the object of the ivla- 
tijH deuotcd by the third preposition 
" of," and is goveraed by it. Neither in 
the Greek docs "kni" connect " Vion" 
to " pulros '' nor " Agiou Pnenmato* " to 
" Viiiu," since all are governed by "lo 
ftnoma" expitssed or understood accord- 
ing to the rule ipiot<.'d in section (a). 
Ilcuce the e>iiijiiiielions in both lauguag- 
es'coimcct the several clauses of the text, 
and tbercforc the clause.-* laust he similar. 
But how can they be similar if we deny 
that "nam''" and "baptising" ronlaiu- 
ed in ibe first, do not also pertain to the 
seconil and third ? Mr. I.>!itbani says 
" However compendious may bo the ex- 
pre*-ion,/Arr.f are alu-aystwo piopu^itionSt 
tvhei'e there is one conjunction " (Hand 
Book of Eng. Lang. p. 357.) 

'' Baptising tbc-m iu the name of the 
Falher" dots contain a prop'Jsition. If 
I say to Wiliiiim " I baptise thee in the 
name of the Father " I bave used an as- 
semblage of Words making a wmplele 
Sintencc having one subject, one predi- 
cate, one eoiiiplete active verb. Iicuee one 
Coinpleie action. Now if I do what I 
say, I b:>i>tizc him "iu tlic imiue of the 
Father,' * and' this mea:is addition, 'and' 
whatf wbv, "of the Sou." Here is a 



par- 
ticiple bnptiziag ii modifie.1 by the 
compound element: in the uaaio of the 
Father, and in the name r.f the Son and 
in the namcof the HoIyGhosL A com- 
pound ch-nunt is one containing two or 
more Mai|>k> elcnienlB. In this caw the 
ompound element in made np of (brte 
similar simpjo element*: f!r^, in iho 
name of the Father ; »reond, in the name 
of the Son; third, in the name of tin- 
Holy GliosI, Now if buplizing were 
modiried by a Jrimple element innt-^ad of a- 
coniponnd one and the conuiiis^iou would 
lead thuH: "bapti;ciiig tliem in the name 
of the Father, teaching them Ui olncrvc 
Ac, What then Witiild constiiutc Chri*- 
tian baptism? CVrlainly single iinaicrj- 
ion. Well then, if a simple or Mingle 
element recjiiire* one inimention. certain- 
ly a compound element requires com-; 
pound action or iinmer»ion. Or, if one 
simple clement rc<iuircs one immci^ion, 
three similar .simple elements re(|mro 
three similar immersions." (Treatise on 
Triiic Immei-siun p. 4). .U may scein 
stiange to some, as it doubtlew wimld lo 
all scholars among the Greek and orient- 
al cbnrchci', that iu a discounie on bap- 
tism, one should attempt to. demonstrate 
the elliiiscs of this text, bat they will 
doubtless excuse me, when I inform tbcm 
that dislinguisheil single imniersionists 
in this country have publicly "defied 
any giammarian to i-ay that such a seu- 
l'?nce as the commisHiou means more than 
one action." I ibiuk the evidences al- 
ready adduced show conclusively that 
not only a "sentence like the comniis- 
vioii," hilt the commi.-iou itself means 
more Ihanoncaction, and that one actiin 
is utterly insullicient to satisfy its de- 
mands. 
A young physician in Illinois once said 

to me, '■ when I was at school at 

College, I wrote on the black-board in 
the recitation room of the grammar class 
this sentence: "Baptizing them in the 
uamc of [be Father, and of the Son, aud 
of the Holy Ghost." The Prof., who was. 
a single immei-sionist, after lUHtrlaiuiug 
who wrote the sentence askecl me why I 
did it? I answered "To sec it analyzed 
by the cbiss nnder your supervision." 
When rubbing it out he said "That will 
uever do. It will make the last one of 
these boys Duiikards,'' 

{To be continued.) 



Christ Our Model 

Once r was trying to walk across the 
field after a fresh fall of snow. I would 
try and see how stmight n liue I could 
make with my footiirints in the snow. 
When 1 looked arouud to see how 
straight I wils going, I always walketl 
crooked; hut if I kept my eyes on the 
mark ahead of me, and did not take 
them oli'. I could walk stni'glit enough. 
So if Christians only keep their eves oa 
Ihc mark — on Christ Jesus, aud follow 
in bit* foot-steps, not turntug around to 
see what kind of a iKitb they made — 
they wimtd walk slniighter. He is our 
model. If, iiL-ti.-adof asking. Why cau't 
I ilo this and that? Why eau't I dance? 
Why can't I go to the theatre? Why 
can't 1 iiad the New York Ledger^ I 
d.oii't :**'e why I can't do it! Can you? 
Then put it in this way: What is the 
use of it? Will it make me a bettor 
Christian? If it won't, then I won't do 
it. Instead of asking: What is tlie use? 
and why can't ! ? Ask if it will be for 
the honor aud glory of Jesus, aud if it 
Won't, say, I won't do it. 

I do not see that we can bave any bet- 
ter example than Christ himself. Just 
consult the AN'ord of G".xl, aud see what 
Christ would do. You will tiud tliat 
(ii«I never mak« a mau do wi\mg. Who 
ever heanl of a man baek:?liding who 
walks wilh God? God never luickslides. 



, , , , , , ,. , . , If we are guim; to kwp tMiiip.inv with 

second clause addrti to the first, which ac- ! « , , " . . ti /> 'i i 

... ! Gotl, we have got to wnlk. Got! does 

not stand still aud does uot run. You 



cording to the conditions must contain as 
iiuieb as the lii'st. Then I must haptixe 
him (iu tbo unine) "of the Sou, aud," 



must gn»w in grace or else iu wurldli- 

, , ,. , , . . uess. Enoch walked with Go«L Ho 
lieiX' comes luiothcr addition, bi'ingiuc - , ., ... i i. .i . 

, ... I .. p . tT . i? ■ fuuml the right wav back there in that 

dim age. — -Voociy. 



another similar clause " of the Holy Spir- 
it" which demands a Ihiwl action. 
Theivfore lo deny the ellip-sis ia the lat- 
ter chiuso8 of the text, is to virtually 
deny the olfiee of the eonjuuctiouaUo or 



Hatred stirrvth uji strifb: but lovO 
eoven'ih tdl sius. 



ri I !■: luu^rriun'^iM jvr a\'oji3v. 



That Prophet Like unto Moses. 



umi A. icAii. 



r brellir 



wdrii* 



! Iheiii up a 1'ropliei from nriioug 
like unto tlir<>, anJ will put uij' 

tiitli : nn<l lio «linll «pcak luilu 
Itii'iii till lliiic I Rliriil ctmniiml l>im. AikI it 
utiill come lo jiftsi. Iliai wlio»i>cvcr will iiui 
limrkoD iiniu my words wliicti I'C ulinll si)cnk 
in mj- DAinc, I will rciiuirc It of liim." — Dcul. 

Goil li:u nl ilifU^roiit pcnodfi in tlic 
worlil";' liUloiy tUvisi'd iliircrciit sclicmcs 
i>r iiiutliiitis. in onKr [o innuilv-nt liin }>cr 
foctioiis imd Mill to mnnkiinl, for Uic 
jHirposc of llieir iiistnictioii, niid rofor- 
iimtioii, iu order to |)roin::itc their lia]>pi- 
' iiuss. Jlis niiiiiiicr i>f rcvcaliiiB liimsolf, 
or of t'Diiiinuiiicutiu;,' )ii:i will loniiiiilciud 
i \nrifil in llie scvonil iigcs of llic 
11, nnd li!i» ln-'cn ii<liiplotl l)_v tHi- wis- 
a mid goodlier of (iod (o lliu cimini- 
I ^Ullu■U3 ui' Ilis iiiU'liiVt^'Ul and nironnlabic 
' (Tiiitiir*;!. Tlif vuri.'.ns rcvilaliuns wliii'li 
(iod li:ii> aanniunicaU'd lo iniiiikiiid nt 
diiR-rem iiciiod-s "u«l tlie moans ho Inis 
nscit In iHininumiinu- tln^^ rcvdnliuiis, | 
, Inivc bt-cji dL-n<miiimlc*l divine disppnsjv 
I titjiw: of thoi!i? thi-n* liavc been three: the 
riilrinrchiil, the jilos^UL-al, and the Chris- 
tian. All iJu-si- wore uilniiUd to tlie 
cotiditiun^ of the hiiiniin nuo at ttu«c 
several iiiTiodn; all, in roynliir miccis- 
siiiii were inntually foimcdi'd and i-ciid- 
croil prciiaratory one to tlif olhcr; iiiid 
wcvc all ii'.iltsjrvient tu tiic graud disigu 
of saving the world. 

(Jod demands of lii:i intollij^cnt croit- 
tiirvy, reitilnde of conduct, ri^'hteonsiie*«, 
mid ])Urity of morale in [iro[)urtio9 its lie 
i-cvcnU nnto the Iintnan race bis own 
' pi>rfcctiniis. In llu Moiaiit di^^pcu^ition 
h- revealed liimsolf nuii'li more cleiirl} 
I'taa he liud done in the former di^jten' 
t-iliim, ilii roijuircd a foil and eoniplole 
i.lK'dience Ij liiif law il* dolivi-rcd throHL;Ii 
I bi* servant Wosa. l\\icv, iini'xanipled 
{ii^)eri:j- and bnjii)itia>^ wtro ever the 
rownnl of obedieiu-e, while war, defiot, 
liiaiinc, and every inin^inable evil were 
' llie reivurd of di-^diedienci?. Tlie I.-iael- 
ilp* iiniiciiiKtcIy lifter tliey had crossed 
llie Jordan, reiLiireil to Sieliem where 
ih 'V ninj^ed lhcin*.'lves, six tribe?) on | 
I *.idi or the o|i[ii>fite mountains of Geri- 
; zini Htnl Kbal, wber^ one parly rejid ibo 
taw witli the blessing!* therennto nltacb- 
ol. and the o:hi-r [urly iiioiionnred the 
vursat whieb wotihl be the a-wanl uf 
ili-obeiiii'iKv. Tliis procecluiv wa* de- 
w;,'ii.-d t.i inspjie into the inind^ uf th 
(iMIile a d.-i|» venoraliuii of that divlii 
Jaw. And by iolloniitj^ fbein in their 
I'iviitfn! hliflory. hv* liiid that these blcss- 
i lys or cHi-As lollowe4l iu the reward of 
liiitbftilne^i or nnfaithfnincsa. 

\Vo will now try to notice a few it 
slancts of ihesij iisnlt-. Dnring ili 
jf-iverimient by the judyesi, a period of 
ab^mt seven luindivxJ years, the Israelite^; 
\>orcsix tini'-s enslaved l»y thesurround- 
inj; iiaiioii", an the result or their nn- 
iidlbCnlneaj. .SanI, tbeir (irsL king, failed 
Ii appreciate bio true [lu^itioii as the kcp- 
vniil of Job.ivab ibe Divine King, mid 
ciijiciiucntly nninitlytwl Uisjiosi lions and 
tiHidiict ntlerly at vuriance with the 
princiiilos of ibe Theucnuy. Wiien 
coiHiiianded lo exterminate ihc Ainale- 
kii*a bc! ns.<nitK-d tiie power of dispensing 
with the Divine eoniniiiinl so far us suit- 
id hu co»ve»i*tiieL>. Ilig mnbiiion niid 
avarice pronipu-d bini to spare Agag the 
king and appropriate bis richta, bo also 
prtuerved llio most valuable parta of tlie 
Iiioty fmni dvwtrnetion, with the siiceioiis 



meet all such excuses with tbe laitgnago J our (e.xt the Father calls ilic 
of Samuel to Saul, Ilatli Jehovah as he shall sponk, " my woid 



.ordsttbieh 
After bis 



much delight in ^nrl]^ofTering9 and in 
saeriltcfis as in obciliencc to his voice? 
Behold, to ob.-y is better than sacrifiecs, 
nud to hearken than the fat of rams," 
.\gain after llu- ten Iribte- had revolted 
fi-om tlie bon^o of David, and Jeroboam 
bad been made king over tlicse revolted 
Iribcshe, nsft matiT of human policy 
and forusighl, tbougbt it cxjiedient t^) 
make some changes in the fimdaiaental 
liws by whieb bis people wore governed. 
fiiC law of Mosi'3 enjoined upon all tbo 
UraelitttK, to resort ihree titnusa year to 
Jenisalcm to eclebnitc the three great 
fexots of Ibe [tiuuuver, of peiitt.'coat, and 
of taberaacles. This obligation seems 
lo have been i*gar*led by Jeroboam as 
very onerous, and nndoubteilly it kil'* an 
avvkwaril eireiim-t-incc tbiit the subjects 
lit' one king sbonbl bo obligetl ihiis often 
to resort to the lU'^tropolis of a neigblmr- 
ing and unfriendly nioiiarob ; and slill 
more, that his own kingdom should be 
di-ained of a eon^^idorablc portion of its 
wealth for the su]>pint of a si-rvico which 
was exelusi%'ely confined to the now nd- 
vcrec mclropi)li', and fur Ilie ninlntc- 
iiancc of Pricati and Lcvit'js wlii»so ser- 
vices woiv rondci-ed at Jerusalem, In the 
lu-ccnee and under the niitliority of the 
rival sovereign. This state of things, in 
ibo cycii of Jcreboam, required a rcinedy, 
and to ])ivvent this ro-ort of his subjects 
to Jerii-alem, b-'proviilcd two religious 
(!slab]isb wonts, one on the northern, and 
the other on the southern frontier of hi 
kingdom. In each of these est;iblisli 
menti be set up a gohlen calf as tbesym' 
bols of Jehovah. Wo are not to suppose 
that Jeniboani intended to introduce the 
worship of other gods, but the worship 
rendered before tlie^e calves was held lo 
be ill boiior of Jebovali. But the law 
intcidicU'd (he use of all such symbols, 
and coU'^equoiilly their introduction was 
a violation of that biw, and llie fearful 
results ibat followed was notbing h-ss 
than a eoinplete subversion of God's law. 
The irregularities of this perverlwl sys- 
tem did not end with the introduction of 
the golden calve.?, this fii-st departure on- 
ly pHveil the way for ibe introduction of 
oilier errors. Jeroboam not only elning- 
cd tlio I'LACK of worship but he also 
presumed lo change the ti.mi;, directing 
llml all the feslivals sliould be oliserved 
a month later than the law commanded. 
Next he was driven to the necessitv of es- 
tabll-^bing a new priesthood fen- Ins new 
worshiji, since the AaronicpriesL* refused 
to confirm to his new order. Jobovab 
soon maiiifestwl his di8j)Iea.inro nt these 
proceedings ; through his prophets lie 
announced the destruclion of Jcrolionni's 
race by a sueceedlDg king, and also tlio 
ultimate captivity of the tribes of Israel 
beyond the Knphralcs. It was not the 
woi^bip of other gods, but (he wowhiii 
of the true God in an irregular, danger- 
ous, amlint^'riliclcd form, wbieli consti- 
tuted ibc sin of this king. And the lan- 
guage used in seripturo to designate him, 
is awfully cniiibatic, he is styled " Jero- 
boam the sou of Nabet who sinned and 
in.ade Israel to siu." 



If, in the J[osnic dispensation, every 
transgression and disohcdiencc received a 
JHst rccompen.'w of reward, iu the lan- 
guage of the apostle we ask. " Howsbnll 
we (fleupe if we uegleet so great salva- 
tion." If God required a full and jier- 
tect obedience to hin law as giveu througb 
Id* servant Moses, certainly be requir^^ 
xeu.-«e ihai ho intended to oiler ibe best I '^ *^"" •""* Perfect obedience to liis law 



of the ealilo in sarriJiee to Jeboval-. 
TiiiH under the fiiUc notion of zeal for 
Jehovah, or at best pretended zeal, be 
Virnturt-^l lo disobey a most jdain anil 
nfMNHlive command, and what was tbc r 



as given to us through bis Son. And 
the gos|>el light Is as inucli sujierior to 
the light of the Mosaic law. as the light 
of the sun is superior lo the light of the 
inoou (Rev. 12: 1), So God requirea 



It? his rejection anrl the reje<;tioii of '**" *'"""^ ^^''"' ^"i^y *''''* ''g''* «■ corres- 
bi» house. And ob the du^olation that I ''l**»»'J'"B improvement in j.urity and ho- 
tbb, liil^<; pulicy has brought upon the' ''"'*^'" ('^^1*29: 30). 
church of Christ! How some of the Pcrlmiw no greater, or more danger- 
platu and jmsiiivtf coitiuiaudit have hecu ous error, or one more diametrically oi>- 
cither entirely ignored, or changed to P'JMiJ lo the tcacbinga of God's word, 
Bjit wavenieuce or circunutances, and l>«s ever insinuated iiself into the church 
all tiiii under the faW plea of enhane- of Clirist, than tbc popular dogma (,f 
ing tbc cause of Christ. For inatauet, J'»ilh aloue without works. There is not 
lect-wiL-biiig h entirely «;:t anjde, bai>- j one iota of support for lliLi in the Bible, 
tisiti is changed to sprinkling or pouring, on the contrary the whole tenor of strip- 
aod this Vie arc gravely told is done to ; Iu™ oppose* it. let us then beware of 
a lapl it t > rigid climates and lo the del- , this dnngeroux reef. Our Savior, during 
i • itff coniniluti'.n* of many individual*. ' his public minlsti-y, coiiiinualiv n.»scrted 

UuJcr the fa'sj notion of Zv-id, soni: that be tame not to do bis own will but 
of the positive coDjmftDds of Chridt are ; Ihe «ill of the Father, and what he 
UKuie of no efli-'ct. How well might we taught lie received of the Father, and in 



haptisin the Father introdnccil bini lo 
the world ns bis beloved Sou in wboni 
be wiis well pleased, and then gave the 
command, "Hear ye him." But what 
will be the consequence of disobedience 
lo the teachings of ibis great Pioidiet? 
In our te.\l llio Father says thai. Who- 
soever will not hearken unto my words 
which be shall speak in my name, I will 
require it of him, I will demand of 
liiiii a reason for his non-compliance, 
and when this demand ,<hall be made, as 
>vc liarii in Mall. 22: 12, the culprit 
■hall be Kpeccbless, hccaiiolferno excuse 
beibrc the bar of God. Then will the 
wful seutcnce be juoncunced ; " Bind 
im hand and foot, and lake biiu away, 
and cast him into outer datkness." And 
this great Prophet has given it as a list 
of our love to bini that we keep biscom- 
itiamlincuts, ami again tbc beloved dis- 
ciple tells us that " 'Jhis is the love of 
God that we keep his couimandments." 
'I'bis is the only way that we can mani- 
Ibit our love lo him. And how uatnnd 
is this. Hotv we love lo do the bidding 
of those we love, while every command, 
or restraint ini]>osiHl upon us by those we 
dislike is irksome to us. Tbo prophet 
Jeremiah, in ^peaking of ibii- glorious 
period says ; " Alter those days jailb the 
Lonl I will put uiy law iu Ibeir inward 
parts, and write it iu tbeir bcarls." This 
iangua^;c ceitjiinly alludes to the new 
birib, or to ibat change which is wrought 
in ihc heart through the iuslrumenlality 
of God's word. Chriit pr-iyed the Falb 
cr, "Sanctily tbeiu ihruiigh iby word, 
thy wonl is truib." And John savs, 
'* Whosoever ia bum of God doth uot 
commit siu ; " tliut is doth uot transgress 
bis law, ibr bis seed, that is bis tvord (see 
1 Peter 1 ; 23,J "rcinainelii in him ; and 
be cannot tin, because be is born of 
God." A truly ivnovated pei-sou has no 
desire, no disposition to sin, or lo ti:.::^- 
gnsi God's law. The hiw of his luiod 
is in eousouunee with the law of God, tha! 
law has become a part of himself, hehi.5 
been made a partaker of the Divine na- 
ture. Let such a pel-son be isolated, no 
matter, the law of God is the rule of bis 
conduct wherever lie may he, under 
whatever eircumstauecs he may be, and 
in whatever lie engages be is governed 
and guided by that law. AVbeu Christ- 
ians need so much watching, when in 
their intercourse with the world ibey 
give so much cause for the ciicmies of 
the cross to iriuniph, when tbeir light iu 
that quarter is so dim and tliey bring so 
niueb reproach upon tlie holy name ol 
Ji'sus, must we not with the apostles con- 
clude ibut whosoever siuuetb lialli m)t 
seen him, ueitber Itnowu liini. 



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DjcNMAitK, July 2G, 1871). 

M. M. iLxhclmnn: — Bkluvki) BitoTii- 
Jiit. — Grace, mercy and ]»eace, from God 
and Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, 
be to you and all youi-s. 

I will let you know lliat I am alone 
these times, using the time f<jr reading 
and pniyer and writing. And think in 
these limes what our Lord and Master 
said Matt. 10; 25. It is enough that 
we be like him; and oh! bow I sec it 
is trutli ihat Paul wrote to Timothy (2 
Tim. 3 ; 12j. 

Our dear Savior Jesus Christ com- 
niandeth us to rejoice, and be cxceediug 
glad, because we have a great reward in 
heaven, if we for Clwisfs eake shall be 
reviled, persecuted, and s])okeu all nuiu- 
ner of evil against. For even so pci^c- 
cutcd they the projibelt, tlio ajio-sllesand 
the disciples of Christ, which were be- 
fore ua. It is also enough to us Ihat 
we be as our Master iu this world, for 
also to belike bini will he come again, 
and then be with bini for ever, as he i^aid 
where I am there ye thall be also. 

Oh! I think and eee in these times 
much what Jesus said: "I head you 
forth us sheep in the midst of, wolves, be 
ye therefore wise as serpents and harm- 
less as doves," and (hie too I have ever 
found IB to us. "And ye hhall be 
brought before governors and kings for 
my take, for a t-.atiinony against tlicin 
and the gentiles." But ob ! also, there 

r Father is in us by bis g|,i,.i,_ j;,j. 



Christ savs: "When ibey deliver yon 
lip, take no ibougbt bow or what y« 
shall speak, for it sball be given you m 
the same hour what ye shall *peiik, for 
it is not ye that speaketh, but ihc spinl 
of your Father that si)eakelh in you." 
"And heiuelorlb ftar not ihtni which 
kill the body. bu( are not able lo kill the 
soul, but rather fear him, which is able 
to kill both soul and body in bell." To- 
day I am 

CAf-T INTO PlllSUN, 

for tbo ranie cau-^c as it utcd to be ; 1 m 
let us nil he lailhftd and n..t laint in 
the good work. Let xis uiidtr all oni 
ciicuntstcnces pray for one nnotlicr, and 
failbfnlly go en woikinp for the salva- 
tion of *oids, uot (xpfding any oilier 
licalnienl than those our Lord and Mas- 
ter .'aid would ceme up<u iboso who 
woiiltl lake up their ciwa and Ibllow 
biai. He n\y?, " He ihat tnktlh not his 
cross and foilowelh not after nic is not 
worthy of me." "He ihit liudelh his 
iile shall lose it, but he that lo^elli his 
lile for my sake shall find it again." But 
oh! that we^hall know ibnt wc n 
!iim wlicn we follow him, doing bis will 
nud keeping his eoinnuinduienls; in all 
we are n.'sured, nud nil thin-.'ssball work 
together for our good because we love 
God our Father, and Jesus our Savior, 
and follow our Couiforur, which teaches 
us to do nud loUow all ibiugs whatsoev- 
er is commanded by Christ iu the Holy 
Bible. 

And we arc sure ibat our Father al- 
ways walcbts us, for ho jays that ihe 
very liaii-s of our head me numbered, 
let us therefore fear not. Dear brother 
and sister let us still go forth gathering 
souls for everlasting life, by going aud 
teachiug all nations. Always reiiiem- 
bering that whosoever shall confess 
Christ before me, him will Christ confess 
beJbre his Father whieb is in heaven. 
But whosoever sbiill deny Christ beibrc 
men, him will Christ deny before bis 
Father and the holy angels. 

Oh! how valuable is one soul, when 
we shall meet before God's throne iu 
heaven, when the holy augels shall re- 
joice more over one soul that returuetli, 
than, over uiuty-uine that nce<l uo re- 
pentance. If we do sufli;r a lillle in 
ihcse last days, in the shoittime wchavc 
left — if we only gain souls for everlast- 
ing salvation, ibou all our suflering, 
prayer and tcai-s, and a iaitbfu! work is 
well paid f(u-, not as our own, but as the 
Lord's, we being but weak tools in the 
band of God. 

Dear brethren and sisters pray for U' 
that the good work may still have good 
success. Pray f<n- uil — renicinber how 
the eburcb pi'ayed for Peter while king 
Herod kept bini iu prison, and wa.s an- 
swered. Our best wishes to you all. 
Aigens LttdcgaariUfjude, 
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KY JOIIS U. I'ECK. 

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• enjoy in rending our Bibles, until we 
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111.1 only have the privilege of ri'.iding, 
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1 i.iiulry, of interpreting the same to suit 
1,1- IT her peculiar fancy, which liberty, 
liNWi-ver, I nni sorry to say, is very much 
ai iiM'd, and has been ihc cause of many 
ili\i.~Luiis in the churches. 

A great many people never road the 
Bible at all, nnd it is a lanieutahic fact, 
that many profetsoi-s of religion, and I 
ihiiik I may safely odd, that many 
brethn-n and sistei-s depend too nnuh 
upon the ministers for their knowledge 
of ils contents; — never even toko ihe 
tronble to examine whether these things 
are so. And as the miuistei-s arc not all 
Tuuls, and Peters, nmny good, honest 
people arc led inlu divei-s heresies, sim- 
ply because they trusted in man instead 
of God ; nnd obtained their opinions 
about Ciod and his iciiuirenients of duty 
ns well as his promises of rewawl, from 
v.ni)n! ci|>!cd t.-Lchcrs, instead of exam- 
ining for thenisjlves the record which ho 
liiia given us. These tilings ought not 
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ly of eternal life aa to vcutun.! upon un- 
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world, upon the man-made theories of 
the dny. Then what shall wo do? In 
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tluui yc think yo hnve eternal life, and 
lliiv are tlicy which testify of me." 
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Lanark, 111., October 14, 1876. 



No. 4. 



regard to certain doctrines of the Bible, 
if I keep all the commandments I am 
all right." But let me say to »uch, you 
cannot keep all God's conimandnienlx 
without diligently searehiug the Scrip- 
tures for yourself, and if you do this, 1 
iuive no feurs if your heart is tight, that 
you will not believe God's word as you 
should. Some people have a hah't ol 
reading the Bible, or rather a chapter of 
the Bible once or twice n day, which is 
a very good habit, but many who do so 
are astonished at themselves for not 
making more progress in obtaining a 
knowledge of the truth. The reason is, 
because Ihcy read in a tort of mechanic- 
al way, not paying much attcniion to 
what they are reading or how ihey are 
reading it. This way of reading the 
Bible is much better than no reading at 
all, but it is not ihe best way to obtain a 
thorough knowledge of the truth as it is 
in Christ. 

The best way, that I have found, is to 
take a subject, as for instance, the com- 
ing of Christ, the resurrection of the 
dead, the destiny of the wicked, the n-- 
ward of ths righteous, &e., tte,, and 
with the aid nt" a reference Bible or con- 
cordance, find nntl examine carefully nil 
there is in the Bible pertaining to the 
subject, and mark as yon go, to impress 
more (irmly upon your aiind as well as 
to aid you aftorwaivl.^, in finding readily 
the leading Scriptures upon any subject. 
In this way you will aequire a thorough- 
ness not easily obtained any other way, 
nnd not only so, but you will hii astnn- 
isheil to ii[id how much more interesting 
it becomes, when studied In this way. 

The Bible is not arranged in chrono- 
logical order from the beginning of Gen- 
esis to ihe amen of Uevelations, and 
licnee slionld'iHil b.' road as if it were. 
Originally the Bible was written in sulid 
blocks without any division of chapters 
and vt'ises ; or even marks of punctua- 
tion ; and it should he observed that the 
cud of a chapter is not necessarily the 
end of a subject. Punctuation was 
fii-st introduce<l by Maniilius in the Hf- 
teenth century, hence the punctuation 
of the Bible was not the work of the 
inspired writei-s, and has uo special apos- 
tolic claim upon our credulity. 

The Bible is a wonderful book ; to 
thosu who are unconcerned about God 
and their future welfare, it seems very 
dry and uninlerciling. But when men 
gel pierced in their hearts, as on the day 
of Pentecost, and begin towy whatshall 
we do? then the Bible is the only book 
that can properly satisfy those eager 
(lies. 'NVhat ft ditieivnt hook it is now, 
how replete with pk-asunt duties and 
glorious promises. Spcnking about 
promises raaki-s me think of what Paul 
say.'' (Heb. 4: 1) "Let us therefore 
fear, lust a promise being left us of 
entering into his rest any of you diould 
seem to come short of it ; " so you see 
there is still danger of coming short of 
Ihe promises even ntler wc have heard, 
believtd, ami embraced them. And we 
shotihl not forget that only thoso who 
by patient continuance in well-doing, 
seek for glory, honor and immortality, 
arc eventually rewarded with eternal 
life. Let us therefore nad the Bible of- 
ten, so wc don't forget what God requires 
of us in order to obtain the things prom- 
ised. 

Lamn-k; 111. 



The Bible and Inspiration. 

XUMD&It itt. 

The only point of difl'ci-encc between 
the Itoman Catholic church and the 
Protestants, relative to the diflcrent 
books which comprise the Holy Scrip- 
tures is this; The Roman Catholic 
church, as staled before, accepts of the 



Apoeryiihal boolce as being of divioe 
origin, while the Protcatant.s do not. 
That the Roman Catholic view, as re- 
gards these books is erroneouH, wc have 
already pryven from facts which can not 
ho (ailed into (piesiion. Inasmuch as 
the Jewish history of tha Old Tcrttamcnt 
canon is nmch ohkr than any his-tory 
now extant, reaching far beyond the 
rise nnd progre&* of Romanism, which 
alone accepts of the Apocryphal writ- 
ings as being strictly 'canonical, is it 
not right that wc should prefer the Jew- 
ish view to that of the Roman Catholic 
church, capecially when this view of the 
Old Testament Scriplurcs is endorsed by 
a Protestant world '! But as the point 
of difference betwccu RonuinistB and 
Protcslanls on this subject is not of 
special iniportnuee lu', theicfore, give il 
no further thought. 

The (lucirtion which shall ei.gagc our 
attention \a not so nmch a matter of his- 
tory as it is a matter of iiict. It \s, 
however, evident to all intelligent read- 
era of the Bible, that this idea of inspi- 
ration, underlying the sacred onides, 
cauuot be proven until the authenticity 
of [he different books which eumprifec 
the Bible is iir.-t provm. This we have 
done, not, however, in as systematic and 
logical order as we would have de&ired 
to do, but from facts as wc find them in 
hi:-tory. 

The infailihility or divine authority of 
the Serijuiires is not to bo proven from 
that which is simjily declared of thcni 
by liiUihlc minds, but by its own evi- 
dences. The Jews were not told to 
search their traditions whether the facts 
in regard to Christ were so or not, but to 
seni'ch the Scriptures. It is true, how- 
ever, that the fiicts of logic, when prop- 
erly considered, would oven denionEtr:\to 
the Scriptures ivs being of divine origin, 
because an intelligent design prove:^ au 
iutclligent designer. But this kind of 
reasoning is too pliiiosoplcal for the hum- 
ble child of God, as such it claims to be, 
and as such it must prove itself to be. 
Meu. for example, may claim to be very 
honest, hut the mere claiming that they 
are honest does not prove the fact that 
they rtidiy are lionoot. The harmony 
and consistency of action alone proves 
the fidelity of a man, and thus it is with 
the claims of the Scriptures, they must 
prcjvc themselves. The evidence which 
the Lord Jisns Christ would give as a 
proof of the divinity of the gospel sys- 
tem, does not consist in the mere :isser- 
tion that what he says is of diviue au- 
thority, but the practical effect of that 
which he declawd to be of God, upon 
individuals who obeyed and received the 
truth evidenced his sayings as being of 
divine authority. "If yo do of the 
works, ye shall know of the doctrine, 
whether it be of God," wa* the principle 
which Christ taught in proof of the in- 
spired Word. If a siek person calls for 
a physician, who prescribes a remedy, 
which, by his receiving it and applying 
it, according to the directions prescribed, 
cures him, docs he not then know the ef- 
ficiency of the medicine, and the skill of 
the physician? Thus it is with tho doc- 
trines of Christ. Tho divinity of the 
sacretl Word can ho provcu from 
the practicable efl'cet il hai upon true be- 
lievers, power to restore the sin-sick soul 
to moral health, which is the design of 
sacred oracle?, and proves the elK'/ney 
and power of Its doctrines. " By their 
fruits," says the Savior, " yo shnll know 
tlicm." Christ never lu'serted a thing 
which he did not allow to he lujtitl. 
His authority, his divinity, the super- 
uatundism of thei-eligiou heliiught — all 
these he allowed and doi^ allow to be 
tested. Just as causes arc proven on the 
principle of eft'cel, so the inspiration of 
the Bible is to be proven by lis effects 



Bible 18 characterized; the mnjcsty and 
simplicity of its style; the harnionious 
agreement of its different [mrts ; it*> won- 
lerful power nnd efficacy over and upon 
Ihe consciences of mankind ; its aeton- 
iig preservation through all the dark 
ages; tho mnhitudc of miracles wrought 
in confirmation of its clnlrao, and the ex- 
act fulfdlnu-nt of all it« prcdictiDn:*, 
proves beyond the shadow of doubt, the 
in>,pimtion of the Bible. The world 
with its rapid striiles, with its learning, 
it^ ingenuity, nnd its almost incredible 
discovcrings never yet could fathom the 
deep mysteries of godlines.i. Well 
might the apostle say, "Great is the 
myatci7 of godliness." 

J. T. McYBRs 

Kxr 11,.. UMIinxal WWk. 

Walking By Faith. 



■ Wc 



'ilk Uy ffiitli iiQt hy siglit;"— 2 Cor. 



upon 



Ihc world. 



The wonderful disigii with which the 



One great reason why so many persons 
nrc not Christians is they are not wil- 
ling to walk by liiiih. Doubt pervadt.-s 
the mind on all subjects llicy can not 
plainly sec or understand. Like doubt- 
ing 'Hioma-s, are uuivilling to receive the 
mo.it conclusive testimony, nulk:rs with 
tbiir own eyes they cnn sulve the mys- 
tei'y. Says Clirist to Thomas : " Blesicil 
are they that have not seen and yet 
have bclieveil," This believiug without 
seeing is the leading key liote thai telb 
to the Soul the blcsicd news of salvation, 
through a crucified S;ivior. Thai we 
may fully undcr:>tnnd this subject ol 
walking by tiiith and not by sight, wo 
must accept the idea that to see means 
soniethiug more than to behold with the 
eyes — it also means to comprcticiid as: 
now I see the Idea or the point in con- 
troversy, Ac. The plan of salvation is 
such that wc must accept it through 
faith, and just here is where comes in the 
great trouble with so many. They can't 
■^ee how the shed blood of one, iji person 
like unto us, cnu cleanse us from sin ; 
how Christ could hns'c risen from the 
dead contniry to our nndci^tanding of 
natural laws and ascend to heaven : how 
is it ])ot«ible for the dust of the dead to 
arise and assuiue a form, and bo reunit- 
ed with the soul ; and all these divine 
mysteries to them are matters beyond 
their comprehension. The fact of the 
nmttcr is, bceau--t' they can not see or 
comprehend thein, they wilt nut accept of 
thctn. They want to walk by "iijhl 01 
they will not walk at all. In God': 
denling* with man lie did not give, ns r 
general thing, his ivasons and whci-ofores 
for doing as ho did, but gave the most 
convincing proofs of his r.ri^'lriu-r, poicer 
and jiutiec that by tidth men might 
please him. 

In our natural or temporal uvocatious 
faith is one of the leH<ling incentives to 
action. See the farmer sowing the valu- 
able seed hmad-cast over the ground. 
Au unbeliever, or one unac<]uniuted with 
farming might with a good show of hu- 
man ix-asuning, claim the farmer a fool 
to thus tliitiw away such useful grain ; 
but Ihe farmer neU through faith and 
not by things ho understands — that is 
he can not tell how it is, or by what 
mystclies the grain pwduces a crop, oth- 
er than by the [wwci's of nature he hi- 
lievm a crop will be the result of his la- 
hoi's. Hu lias had cvideacfs sulficicut to 
produce such faith, hence he acts or 
walks by liiith and not by sight ; so 
with Ihc ntnn that sets out for tho first 
lime to visit a distant city, ho docs nut 
say bwjiusc I can not sec that there is 
buch a city I will not ivt out that wity. 
But having evidences from thoao who 
hivvc been there or from some other 
source he walks by faith, not by sight, 
aud if h's tcstimouici aiv sure he will 
find tho eily as ivprcscntcd. Just 



in f=pirilual thing*, we have 
it frum those who saw Jcaim in person — 
confirmed by those who heard him thai 
he Is the Son of Cod ; that he did rise 
I'roin the dead; that be did n^c*nd to 
leavcn, and that he w our High Priwt ; 
tbnt his virnrionH paerilico will avail in 
bringing ns unto Gn<l and the glorim of 
that hoavcn whh h we look into by faith. 
The same men who daily walk by fniih . 
as touching things temporal, are hsith to 
walk by faith spiritually. What short 
•ighted folly ! because they can't sec tlie 
use of doing thi-t or that or in what w.iy 
tlicir elsruni interests will be promoted 
by the simplicity of the gn«pcl, they 
chooic to go ihe downward course, rather 
than to look into the tcstimoniw of the 
Lord wbieb are sure aud steadfast, even 
to the converting of Ihc soul by faith. 

This nnwillingneBa to walk by faith 
does not wholly belong to the non-pro- 
fessor of religion. We see this "bKcl- 
ting Bin " manifest to an alnrtning extent 
among t!io?(r> who arft clns.<cd among be- 
lievers iu Christ. They would walk 1 y 
faith ncconling to the firet or fundamen- 
tal principles id' salvation, in thi* that 
Christ is the Son of God, that his blood 
clcniises from all sin and who'ocvcr 
Cometh to him he will in no wlsi cast 
out ; but as to certain other es^.mtinl' to 
■alvntion ihey seem altogether indifT-r- 
ent, Ihu^ giving the out and out Infidel a 
r-lnim that it is no greater sin to r^ect 
the whole plan of i^alvniiou than to ig- 
nore a part of il. The same promptings 
ihat would impel us to walk hv faith 
and not by sight in accepting Christ an 
the Son of God and our Savior, would, I 
should think, induce us to walk in all 
tho commands of Christ. If Baptism 
is " for the remission of sins " by fiiith 
we should walk " through the waters," 
whether we can sec or ma how such an 
act can be instrumental in our good, it 
is not our place to inquire or say I don't 
see what good that can do, it is enough 
to know it is commanded nnd by faith 
we will walk there. So with Feet-wash- 
ing; why should we make the impiiry: 
what good can that pn«^ibly do? and not 
understanding or seeing jii&t why it is 
inven, we will not attend to it. That is 
if we can't walk by nitjlil in Fcel-wn.-^li- 
iug we will not walk in Ihal e<num:tiid. 
How inconsistent such a course, when wc 
should walk in all the romninuds by 
faith and ufit by eight. Walking by 
faith wc shall "know hereafter" why 
the cominaiiil, and knowing "thc^e 
ihingi " happy shall we be if wc do llum. 
Thus faith reasons, and sightseeing is 
dumbfounded. Just so in eating the 
supper ; a *M;»;)(r — full meal — is essen- 
lial; faith don't ask irAy? In |»artak- 
ing of the cumimmion we may not <juito 
understand how the bread and wine can 
impart "life in us" ami if we eat not 
shall "have no lite," but faith solves tho 
mystery for, " thejml live byfuHh." Tin:* 
i*c SCO how true it is we walk by faith 
nnd not by sight. Olurious promLso 
thai, " Blessed arc they that haw uo: 
seen and yet have belicvAl." Oh the 
comforting jHiwer there is in faiib, by il 
wc may remove huge mountains of Irouli- 
le and overcome the tcniplniions of Siu < 
tan. We pity that soul that in the face' 
of all the divine Ksiimonift* of God's 
snen-il Wiml, lives dewwd of thni pcacv 
which can only be found thrvmgh faith 
in Jems ihe piv;it " Author and linislicr 
of our faith." He that s«i-kcth to w:ilk 
by tiyhl in divine wistlom shall cwr W* 
found groping in darkni-!» ami along the 
rond that lends U> comleniiixliuii, uhtUt 
he that walks by faith in all the behests 
of thnt wisiloai that is fiviii ntKAV, shall 
walk in the light of Go-I's comiteuamv. 
suriMniuk\l with the glories of hcftveii 
ascend upwortl to realmsof earthly blis=. 
Oirrt<y. (Vurarfo. 



"The Liml lowtJi the cheerful jjiviT." 



A'l' WOlfl-^- 



The Brethren at Work., 

L4KASS. lU.. CSTOBEB U, 1876. 



lli.-j illv I.. lra.>.| a.1,1 piv.uli ill iv.lal..! | tlilUl. Au.l llic-ii, in 
],laof>, niiJ al». 1r1|i ivoiik cliun'hcs to I if i. ro.i;.i.lc.nil.lo iiiinil). 
biiilil 11)1 llic iMiiJ.. <.r Cliri.I. Tlji» is n j 
wtoi» in tin' rit-'ltt <iiivclioii, hikI is lioiiht- 
..Tl., llml.,.n .. W,.rl.- -,ni ..0 .». ,»... , '- »l"'l"l'«l '" »-..n.pli.l. mud. p.u.1. 

|-,.>a.U, (,.rSl »■•■ r" "»""'• ■"""> ""'""f I !?"°'' '"'"' "'"''' <'"1-'"P''' '" ""'"■ ."""■ 
1.1 $111 it'., wilt MMivc nil Mtni I (lioimiy work, tlicy would Iw of coiisidor- 
lll. iiuiabor ^1,1^, ,ia,i,|,„ic(. l.i ihCLii. 



•ill>i 

copy fivp of clinrgo. 

till! ngtM will Iw allowed l.'i cent* for CAoIi n'!- 

.Illloiial nniiio, nhiHi .iiuoiini cnii Iio Jcliiclcl 

froiu rlic nionpy. lH!r.>ro scintiiig il lo "s. 

nmj- Iw SOI.I nl i)ur rink, They slinuM bo iim-lo 
|>aynl>lo lo J. II. H<"'ro. 



A ItiolliiT i'vom Jlkliigim semis vs 
.|uilf a )i.-t of 11111111*. nil of wliitli were 
iHiWiilir.-, ixoepliiig out-'. Ho »iiJ tlint 
lie IiJi.l. so fitr, f. on but owe brother, lUid 
ii.)t his luime. ^'ow wc woiiltl like eveiy 
^iilifcCribor, to work n little on lliie priii- 

Jo, Gl-I :ill tlic mitsiJere yoii c-;iii, for 

Hove llie ifJilH-r will <io ibcni goml, 

iiiui iiiiiy be ia^liiiiucntnl in the couvei- 

-i.m of many. D) not stop just witli 

liif brellmii iii:tl cislci-s, bnt r'buw tlic 

I,., in tl,U i*iic ....slit I.. I'^l- ■■■ I" •■'» ll"' "'"-'"l"' i" yo'" "tlfh- 
borlioDil, luul many nl tlioin will siib- 
.vribc. 



n.ilw 1 J. H. UOOSE.lJssri, Carrall Co., K!. ', 

Tilli address of A. .1. Crnll iscl.iiii-- ' 
ci! from Koineo, (Jrecn Co,. 'IViiii., t.. | 
Limcatmio, \VKsIiinj:lrtii CV. 'IVnn. 



Lipl. 



Tin; iibituari. 
liave uitpeaive-l somier, but llicy werf 
overloukrd. Surely sad .iccidciils bufcll 
tlu- three whosLMlealh id tlici-c notifi-i 



This week we Icnve out onr Imuli :ul- 
verti«*nu-nLs and insert jrleanintrs in- 
fllen.l. Weeoriclnde to |i»t liie arlvcrtisiv 
iiifiil in nbont once n month, or |Hrl;ap.'t 
liw. This arranu't-meiit will i,'ivp our 
euliserihers more imuling matter. 



BiiOTitRR Ilillery, when ln<t hennl 
fr.im (Oct. 25), was at Newtonl.i, Nt!W- 
toil ('o., .Mo., in company with Bro, Stein 
j.reachiny at that jilatv. He repnrtu 
.|iiito iin opoiiinu' tiierc lor preaohin*. 
Ill- i,'oi-.« from then' tn Witrveiitibur;:. 



The Danish Mission. 



.Ur.^Tnruiv.d from Ilr-i. Uopc- 
(■ inlniiiin^' 11 t*--li-[,'niia from Hn 



I lelt.r 
Hnn- 
who WHS then in North D.^nmark, 
c :i!ia,:j that he bad b^M male fn-- fr-in 
military duly. Tbi« is j^noti news in be- 
half of the I)nRi.'*h mUsion; — inoj-t' next 
Meek. _ 

Wit niueli rejrrel. tbnt we iverc«n;>ble 
tontteiid the Shannon Love-feast lust 
week. We had intended to go, but the 
Work in tlie olliee t-rowdid us so mu'jh 
I'lat we foiind it impo«iI>lc to leave. We 
1 Mm tliLit ilic meeting was a good one, 
and the order excellent. One young 
man wa* bajaiKcd. 



SoMK one from Laneujiler, I'a., wrilcw 
till- lolhiwini,': " KucloKed jileas:- find 
liv di)lh\ni lor the Danish Fund. I 
hope (Jod will hle.8 Jlro Mope, iind 
ntand hy him, Ibnt many soub may be 
MV»1 nn>l a<ldc(l to Ijieehnreh. IlJiink 
I vi-ry br.ttluT and M«ler on;;hl to give 
iiiTurdiin; to llicir ability. — Olie who i^ 
inlcreslt.-d in the cause." 



Wii.t. Hot some of our bre'hrcii whtt 
have hud cou'^idendjlc ex[)crieiice in the 
U'C of pamphlet* and tnwl^ among out- 
^idcn", ^'ivi- us whiit tlity cnn«idiT the 
l«^i method of u-;n;^' lliem ? ramphiclH 
tiiid lraet:> are handy liltlo mi-fioiiarii'^, 
iind iw they aro now h.ing eon-idi'vably 
n.-ipd by the Hretliren, the IksI nutliod 
of doing good with tliem, will h^' tjiiilc 
v.ilnabh- to many of our rcadeiv. 

Os the last page of litis issue wo pub- 
lish a letter from l.ydia Hongh of Calva, 
HI. We do thi«, in onh-r lo call iho at- 
lontion of the hnihrtM to the place 
where the ei>tcr livtai. Those id' our 
niini^tt^Ts who tmvol (■onsldernhly, will 
iloubtlem Iind it the L'>rd'd work lo call 
and hold niwlin-^'i^ in (iaiva. Who will 
go? We alu-j invite alU'ntioii lo ibe re- 
i|ur«t of Ilro. Jacob llaivhman, f^iiinev, 
t*lmwt«.-<J Co., Sliiin. 

AVe call cs[>ecial iittention to the lu^l 
itt'in oil the fourth pa^fe. \Vc want ev- 
ery one who rends this paper to fully 
underntund what it :idvoejit«a, nii<l tin: 
doctrine it int«)idH to maintain, and alio, 
when currying the paper from place to 
place ohlBiiiing Milwcrihort, the agent 
will have ihu! Ui refer to in proof of die 
claim* of our jmpcr. The same matter 
i.H prjute-1 on the buck of the envelojxw 
Mc keep for ►ale a» Lj c<Ql» a package, 
ur 50 cenlii per huudroil. 

At till- lJis:riel Mooting of Southcni 
li.in tjj, brc!br..'n John Weizg-r, mid 
Joseph Hendricks were appoinlod ii!ls..i. 
onariej for that district. We leuni iliut 



Last Week wc |'rv»inise,t to set before 
our n-adcre, in this issue, a clear slnte- 
nicnl respeeling the condition of things 
in Di:nmnik and also the pra^jwet of 
sneett-!' in the niL-i»ionar>- work tliere, — 
llro. Hqie's letter, which wo publish on 
the foui tJi pago, will be rend with enio- 
linji by those who feel an iutcrtet in his 
W'lrk, and especially by those who are 
]\-T.'ionally ae(]ualutcd with him and his 
family. Tlic dear hroth.r ha.^ many 
fricnild in and around this town. Our 
oflii e U filiiatcd w illiin one hundred feet 
of tiie room in which he uwd to work al 
barncKf making. 

Here it was that ho conceived and 
hniuf-ht forth the id,>(i of carrying the 
L'o;-]H-l in iU primitive purity to hiscoun- 
Eiyimii: Hciv it was that some of the 
brelliivii'.-i works wore tianslal«d into the 
Dfltilf'li lan.'zunge, the native l.ui^ue of 
hispiNjple: UcrC it was lluit lb« One 
Ctf/i/ proposition took its ri*o and has 
been re-echoed from shore to shore, till 
thoi'!^and< have caught llie wund niul re- 
ii[)ondvd witli their donntioiip. 

The beginning of this work, however, 
is too well known In need any further 
ehuiihition froin an. Il Iiibi iU friends, 
and for aught we kuow, it may imvo its 
fof.s but of cither feature we do not now 
difiire to sjieak parlii-iihirly, only in this 
eonneclion to note, that the work h: s 
fully commenced, j. c, it h:is assumwl a 
form and eomincnced active operations. 
iMirthermore, it has so far been well 
supported by' the n.cnibeiii, and many 
are nnxieu»ly awaiting the ii-sinlt of 
their efibrls to thus spread the truth. 

It is pretty generally known that at 
llie Distri.^t MeLling of'Xorthcrn Illino- 
is last fall. Bin. Knoeh Kby and I'aul 
Wetxel were eliu*eii miKionurieii to 
iusist Bro. Hope in the nii&>ionary work, 
i-specially in organising into a church 
Hhj!t<.ver iiicmliois inigliL be collected 
together In Deiimaik. It wa.s their iii- 
lention to all go over nt once, but Bro. 
llopi- being very. forcibly im|)ressed with 
the ncctv-iiy of stinting immcdiatidy 
thought btwt to go before the olhei-g. Ho 
he went with llio underetandiug that the 
other brethren would hw\i Ibllow, especi- 
ally if they should be needed iuorganiz- 
Iu!r a chureh. 

Al the Di^lriet Meeting la-st Bpiing it 
n:\>i ih-.iihd that lhe«e bielhren go ovei', 
hIhii a pniper opening )ne.*cnted itwlf, 
/. . . as ;,'eiierally nmlei>f,.od, when they 
shonhl be necl.il. But now. in thi.s let- 
ter which we pnldit-h, Bro. Hope i.^ will- 
ing that they do not come till next spring, 
.ind "luring thai lime 1.1 him work up 
lh<-niai;-'r nil ii'- can. 

'i'his now sIiowl! np matters in a pretty 
tangible shai.e, and doiibth-.^. will be 
(piilcHHisfiiCtory to all of tlusc, who are 
iIltere^-ted in the !<iiceLt» of the iiiiiwion. 
We are of the imprc.wion that Bro. I lope 
l* the very nuiii to preach in Denmark. 
IIU very name is IIuji'\ and he lia« un- 
bounded conlidcncc in the great liwk 
that has hcvtt assigned him, and from 
the tone of his h-llcr we aie a-i-ured that 
lie will Ijiljor as loag aa there U nuy pro.>*- 
p^.'Ctj* of doing good. It has long been 
our impi-CK^ion that lit should be kept 
coiiKtuiitly ill the licld, go forth pi each 
ill:; word, bapli/iiig those who ma!;.; nj*. 
plication, tlicii teach them lo observe all 
things us enjoined upou the foliowci'M of 



,ui>e of lime, 
hould be cou- 
led let the other two hrethi-cu, go 
wver. or-aniw> the chnreh. gel thing* m 
good working onUr and i-cturn. 
I IloweVi r, it if now pretty clear that 
' lhc.'*e I>r.-lhren will not go over lillspnug- 
I And as Bro. Hope is getting matlora eo 
nrra.iged that ho can bave hom.^ he will 
likely be able to devote the culire winter 
to prx>aehing, aud we do trust and i.ray 
that there will be a general awakennig 
among the |>e»i.Ie. But we want to cau- 
tion our brethi-cn and sistera ngauist ex- 
pecting too much from the mission in so 
shorr, a lime. It takw time to do a 
work of that kind. 

Wc will further remark before closing 
ibis article, that Bn>. Hopo ^^^ l"^'" 
]K-rfeetly in the onler of the church, aud 
).- bringing each member rijjht in tlmt 
order as they are converted and unite 
with the rhurcli. 



. t.ll I 



■■FAITH ALONE." 

Recently we had showered upon us, 
sixteen iiages of foolscap, closely written, 
in deieiieeC?) of the faith-alone thctiry. 
The defender of the theory, however, 
seeme.1 so full of niiathnia that we fail 
to find a half dozen lines of good, sound 
argument in his labored ellbrt. 

"Faith uloue" is not our term. We 
did uol iuvent it, neither did King Je- 
sus, hence wo are not called to defend 
the term. But it is in the world, and 
before us, hence shall hold it up aud let 
the gosjiL'I light shine through it a little. 

Looking around for it--i origin, we 
found it in Luthfr's Sliorler OiU-ehim, 
(Edition 18G\)) pat/c 52. In this wcfind 
iiucry seven and ■its answer ns follows: 

■•Wliy ix fiiilli iii-rf— irv Thrill ii..-nr" 
'•ItOl-Jlll^i- II '■ ■ ■ I 'I I'C 

jiiilifiwl." i: 

Utii^e:. i; ..,. .:. 1 .1-! r,. 

By these Kcripturos it i.'i claimed lluit 
wc are not ju.-^tined by faith, and gnif'*, 
and works, and ihe blood of Christ, but 
by faith attur. We do not deny that 
we are juslilted by failh, works, gmce, 
the blood of Jcsn.t, cte., ele , but wc 
solemnly protest against the iheory that 
we are jiistilied Ity (iiith only. This is 
where all the trouble comes in. We all 
know that the gospel teaches juHliliealioii 
by faith, grace, works, etc, but we do 
not know thai we are justified by faith 
alone, Ibr sueh doctrine is not in Ihe 
New (Covenant. Paul writes that, "Now 
we kuow that what things soever the law 
sailh, it saith to tlrem who arc under the 
law." (Koni. :J; ID). By " llic hm '' ev- 
idently is meant the " Old f 'ovenanl," — 
not the new, a part of which I'anl was 
writing when he wrote the above. Again 
he wrilcjt, " For by the law is the knowl- 
wige of *in." If "/Af/rtKi" ill this case 
means the " New Covenant " then 
the ICoinans knew no sin until they read 
i'milV letter, which wius and is a [mrt of 
the New Covenant or "law of liberty." 
Any ordinary mind, not blinded by (iilse 
theology, can at once sec on rftiding Rom. 
3. 4, and 5, that I'auI had lo labor hanl 
in his day to get the people to forsike 
Judaism and accept the goi|>ol. Were 
be now living he would have to labor 
equally as hard to gel some peoide to be- 
lieve llic whak ijfi»})tl instead of a jmi. 

The faitb-abmc theorist ingc« that 
Paul wiilcH, " Do we then nmkc voiil the 
law through failh? Ood forbid: yea, 
we establish Ihe law." (Uoni. .1: 31). 
Just Ko ! None of the dL-^ciphs of Jesus 
cverncide void (he law Ihroiigji (hitli. 
The very fiol, Ihat lli>-y hid llir J.,Uh of 
.Tr.m. (slabli^jied nv eoiilirnieil Ibi' Iriilh"- 
fulm^s of niL- law. But because, in the 
wonderful Julfilluuui of the law, it was 
fnllyiuid Ihorouglilyeonfirnied—iu truth 
as a matter of (iict well proven— lliere i-s 
no reiwon that wosiiall continue lo prac- 
tice itw requirements. Not at all ! (br we 
now luivc il hrlhr covenant, e.Malili.died 
better promin-i. 

It certainly la not llic " wisdom from 
above " that eanstv^ men to take « part 
of tbeBerij.tines and try In oveillnow 
the bahime. Paul certainly did ii„t 
wrikMigaiiisl hlmscir in the matter of 
(iiith, nor again-l any f.tliL-r inspired 
wriU-r. King J.,NU-<in ehooHing men to 
write bis gospel, eeilainiydifl not caiHe 
them lo write on the necewity of obey- 
ing it, and then turn round ami, hy tin; 



;ame writer 

ijd is true, ami nmn 

and unstable, choosing rather to Imvo 

L «»v. way than to Iblhiw the wise 

coun-e laid <Iown by JeMis Christ. 1.. 
(More of (Aw ue.tl vvfL) 

How Do Wc Reason? 

I~~ . b' "■'" ""^ 

;cmiit; 



All. 



"■t-* t'. bn , 



Never' God is true, and nmn i« liekle \ must have their motive iu Q^^^ 

-^°^'''' - ■ - '•""• I>"tt''Ki»wupiiuoChnMth,i,,, ,'■ 

is to ro.-eivo Ins teaehinj,-^ «« ,, 7'« 
and to make his law tho l.^^]^ ^^ ''^ 
duct in all thing.. ()„, «ni.ciijr 
be cbang^.d. Tlio «p,«t|,. "' '"N 
vouv aflbctions on things idiovo ' 
'things on the earth," Why ,„„;,"'"^ 
fections thus be changed? "i,' ""'"^ 
dead, and your life is hid v 



Il is astonishing how piH.] 

i-dor to carry some 



itc pouil 



enjoy some 



.thing uhoiit I G"^'" I5e"'I»t^*a to the w„rld, 
I. If' sympathy with its tastes, iu ^,| 



,vhich some doubt, are enlerlained. .. ; ; ^ ■ ■■■ ^..ni, 

,ne half the cont.ivenee thus used were j ";:;i:™.„;';'..."'| i^ '".''!"w «], 



I'or vo. 
Wu-,,1 1, 



'"*<»«]>,•, 



omnloycd ill .k*"M "f 'I'" '""I' "» " '' 
il, Clirist Jkus, 11 viuil. nmoiuit of iiood 
would i^vidoiUlv 111- acminplislied. And 
ilisclonr lluil' li.'0]ili- nol ulifioquomly 
nllow lliciusdvas lo lie lUiiicKisniinlly 
l,..l iiUo tliis line of mnoiiiiie, and Hi"' 
liiivc liraptd upon 111™' ''"I'" '"■"'' "■''°* 
ciTouooiis conclusions llicy me not nt nil 
tiiiHu prepiii-cd to rcsiel. 

One is lieut on pleasure and usli»: 
What liaroi is lliei-e in nlteuding Mie cil- 
ens 1 What Scripture do I violate when 
I vial the Ihe.tlre? Auollicr is lient on 
fnshion, and hegins lo raisou thus : Wlinl 
wrons cau there he in plain jewelry ? I 
am hoUBl iu my heart, and cannot be- 
lieve llnlt there is any sin in wearing ruf- 
fles and triuiinings. Then couKs the con- 
clusion:— Theivfero will I allend these 



' "iiitt. 



lundini; grcnlucsi, is a sign Hm 
|, thing lias reniovcl the mask, IjJ ,;" 
UuowledBo we » mietimo B„i||„| , '" 
olher sources lliau the teaehi„....» ,"■ 



teaehiiij;of J 
l.nt when it Ihu. come, it !, „,„ , ' 
with it despondency. The vieii,', ,7' 
from his sweol reverie, aii.l iiii„s- J"!" 
dream of pleasure and liujipiiiojj |„ !"' 
npliallint; reality that all I. ,],.,„", 
hehasonlybeeufollowi,,,, «,„„;;*'! 
tivo mii-ase, will probahly |,l„„„j . ■* 
the depths of despair. Thin kii°ut't" 
thus ruthlessly imparled, kil|,^ i,"" 
cannot make nlive again, Ii'; 
Christ who c,lli do hotli the o 
other. 



" mil, 
e "lie and ,], 



He tcmlorly unelaspa the te,„| -, 
of our afTeetions from the world 
gently draws them lo himself, lliu,'„|," 



hich I do not conceive to ho wrong. 
Why don't they reason this way; 
What good will il do me to allend the 
circUB? What benefit will Iderivcfroni 
the theatre? But let us 
further; What good will jewelry do me 
What real h ueiit will I derive from 



nla'ees of amuseineut, and will wear that giadiially die to the world, we p„„ , 

• ■ inlo Christ, our lives become hi,! „],i 

him in God. Oh what a linll,„„.j ^. 

treat, the slorins of this world ciirm, 

reach us here. Dear reader, v 



. , , .'en lliisi 

uon n little ' «""''1""<^ >>■■ mideccieed a, lo the «,„|,| 
Will you U t Christ imparl this ln,„„ j, 
his own lend., r way. will you pctmi, |,jj 



winu real o oeiu Hill i iivii»« •■"■" ■■ , - ■ i 

liltlo ring, as lliey cidl it? In-whal way | "' "'<.= ''■'"" >;"". "'» t'l"terilig IsmW., 



will ruilics and trimmings benefit mc?;" 
But s:iys one, ipieslions put this way | " 
won't answer. Very well, then I won't 
do il. If raiMii won't say its safe to at- 
tend [ilaces of nmu.*cnienl Ihcn I won't 
go. H ivawni refuses lo an.swer nic Unit 
1 will derive benefit fi-oin wealing jewel- 
ry, then 1 will ivliisc lowcar it. If rea- 
son refuses lo answer, then I refuse lo act. 



r.,1 Til.- ncii.i-ii 
Christi.Tn Growth. 



*' Itiil !'|>(>i)kiii;; lliv tviitti hi li>vo inny grow 
iipiiil« liiin iu nil iliiiiic. ivliicili U llir liciiit, 
cvoiiCl.ii3l."-Hi.l.K.i;ui^ 1: Ij. 

The idea of growth, of ndvnnccnient 
is presented to us throughout the holy 
Sciiptures. At firat the child of Goil is 
represented ns a new-bom babe, needing 
the slncei'e milk of the word. And 
great indeed is the change in our stale, 
when we arc translati.il from the king- 
dom of darkness inlo the kingdom of light, 
and a change corrc*p(nidingly great must 
then be wrought in us before we are pre- 
pared for the full enjoyment, liir all the 
imniunilie«, and bU^^singii of fliis ghiri- 
oiis kingdom. ,So totally di.<-imi!ar arc 
the two kingdoms, so utterly at variance 
are the laws and institutions. Unit how- 
ever well wc may have been .versed in 
the lore of the former kingdotii. however 
high may have been our standing there. 
that will not jiromote us in the kingdom 
of grace. There all must commence at 
the nlphaliet. or as the apn.^ilc has it. 
"Let him bc(;ome a fool, liiat he may be 
wi«e." This Ihorough ignoring of' hu- 
man virtues, nuiy look like bigotry to n 
superficial olwcrver, liut, when snbmitlcd 
to the microscopic cxaminalion of (Jod's 
word many faiill«, and iimeh roltennes.s 
is discovered whieli c.-eajied conimoii ob- 
survalion. 

But we must grow up into him in „// 
things. Thi« all Uiinj,, nonpivln-nds 
vaMly much. Men -.m- wont to evioi 
cerluiu virtues, or a rerlain cliws of \ii- 
lues, while Ihey completely ,„.j,|,,.|, (,^1,. 
PIS ol eipuil imp/utanee. Christ is the 
only pcjlect, tcachci- who over Hojoiirne.1 
oil our sin bimightcd globe. II i>^ system 
ot morals, and ,■t.]]^.]^,,, i, compleU; ai„i 
pcTlcet in all its parts. IL 
liiith in Coda word, mibmi 
will, obedience lo his i 
deep 



■alej* 

niwion lo his 

eonim.iuds, and 

. , '■»'■ '"" lioly name. Jl 

"H-nleaUs Ihe |mm.t morals, the pracijee 



ol t t most exalted virtues. Aye 
takc4 coiignizance of ihn mos «<, 
lllought, nnd aeli 



and give you in itH stead all ihe 
ncs and sweetness of liin hivo, or 
you wait until Ihe lesson is iinpnrii 
you through fomo crmbing iii'.ii.ri 
C'hrisl, and (Jiirist ahnu^ cjui .^ii.-;]| 
nil tiniej), nnd under all ciieiiui..!; 
Wc may in he.ilth antl praspcrity k.l: 
in the sunlight of the woihl, hut .,!i 
wlicu llic ibuinlerbult of iiiigforiim- 
sirikfti our fniil support, il iininwliiirlj 
gives way, and we are Itfi pi-oslnilc in 
the dnsl. 

ThiH growlli ill Christ :il<^i eiiiii[iri 
bends our cruivei>nlion. I'aul, >av:^, "L 
your convcixalion be lu i( beeomdli ili. 
gmpel of Christ," and again eontriL-ll 
Iho true fidlowen of (^hri.-t willi lln 
tli'tt were unruly, he say.*, "for oiirn 
versalion is in heaven." We can m 
know the condition of the heart hy ntti- 
ward nianiltytntions, and our Savinr In* 
infornicil u* that "Out of lhealininl;ii 

•*f the heart tli oiith >])eakelh," 

wc pattern after Chri«t in this k^\k 
iHir eon veiwi lion wilt be chasle, liit 
him il is written, "Neither wiis giiil' 
found in his mouth." 

Again, this giiiwth includes siiliiiii 
sion to the will of God, for this wii- l\" 
mind of Chri.st. Again, and again ih 
he a)^serl, that he caine not lo do liisuv 
will hut ihe will of him that sent liii 
Oiir ignonincc, nnd our sborL-iglite'liiN 
inakc-S it nccefisnry that wc havf an i 
fallible guide one wllo is pcifeclly " 
.piaiiiled with all the dangei> ihat !<«'< 
our pathway, ami who is capable I'f ci>ii' 
ducting til nafcly o'er nil. Into 
InindH of this Guide (hen we must -^ul' 
niit ourselves wltliout reserve. He c") 
conduct us through bowling waj-tt*, 
scorching dcserls, no malter, the ]inti 
Ihrough which lie leads is ihe only I'm' 
of safely, llcsignalhm lo the will 
Cod is nil iniporlant to the ihrlslian,- 
Ir lelY to ourown choosing bow we Wii' 
avoid tho'c bitter, hitler cups, iho^e > 
sons of mental or phy ^cal angnisli.lli 
disfippoiiilnienlA, tho.sc cruel hi'crnli 
that wo Hoinelimes esperieuie tlu-niii; 
the treaehcry of false friends. All lli 
sorioww. and ninny more wtmld we ]'^' 
by if left In oui-selve.^. Our eyes " 
now holdeii. but what wc know ii'il "" 
we shall know hereaCler. But wliik' ' 
are in Ibis imprTllrt slale, our fai'li ''■' 
nnd iniMt supply our Inek .d" knowMb 
Now we walk liy faith, and nol hy^'^''' 
Though wo know nol, wo must In'li'' 
thai. Jc-suH knows, and Ihiil b" ''"'" ' 
Ihinj.^ well. What a comfort b' ';"' 






it, that although wc arc ignorant we 



Ihn inos 

An apparently [ nro weak we have One to han u|i' 
1 Hchun prompled by a selfish 



secret One lo guide ns who is wise, ll ^''' 






(nil niotiveioanahomiimtion 



'■ i^ni- is Blroug, though we arc |"> 



"he.iH.I On, 



upply 



nr wants who is '■"■ 



Tin-: Hiti-yjMiiw-:N a^i^ work. 



■ If The Heart Is Right, All 

Is Right." 

DV iiitiinnr. n, khi.i.kils. 

llui lienvl ifl II i)rtwiji-rnl vnpno, 

'I'linl ninvvi llii- liitninti iim(Tliiii(> ; 
II Liiiics llio Mouil lliniiigli lliUHyslcm, 

T» Ihc iiii>ii( (Hinimilivti vein. 

I lie I'j-ois llic lielil of llic boily. 

Surveying nil u1ij(^cl« oroiiml ; 
I ]:■■ cnr,— llic oi'gftii of lioni'ing— 

1- swift hi itisliiigiiixliiiignuuiirl, 

I llic licnri umlcrgoM ronovniioti, 
I'lnoiigli llic bloud or tlio Lnmli Hint ivns 
Ntnin, 
11- liUc'l Willi Divine vGiicmlion, 
'I'll iJoil wlioii* lioiiingi? iloca dtiiiii. 

;i,,. .'i.i'n.ii-i l.i'lnif. in il« lie.il-iiig, 

'I'm \:.::s H,,. ■ I , ■ f , h ,■ I j nii of SOU DiIb ; 
I IImii .mII ili-ii I iM'iy filUt'lloCHl, 

Wliifli {]<•' clnijiii 111 rmiguo |h'I)])1)iiiii1h. 

I I In' eye of tlio lioily H singlp. 

'I'lii'liDily M full of liglil : 
'.III if sin liriH sullied llic vision, 
Tin veiloil in llio ilnrkcsl of iiiglit. 



.I'll eciiso mny bi 



I'l.-lii-ient ivo mny bo hi ndcnec, 
VikI iiol ill grnco nboiiiid. 

ti'' .li^w^loit IliPir Eiiiriliinl lienring, 
VtiiI Ihcii' iipiviiiinl vision tviia veiled : 

'.n iiiiKC lliey i-pjcclcd llic ShiluTili, 
Wlioni tlio Sooi't of nil ngM rcvcnlcd. 

Uiili ibcir nntiiivil cycn Iticy licliolil Iiim, 

Tlicir cni-« lu'unl lii> licnvciily vnieo; 
Bill llic iiliiiii. simiilo ti-ullia wliiuh lie Iniigbi 



^Veig no! iLc woi'ds of tbolv cliolcc. 

Tlu'y gricvDil bini tvilli vile conlriiilU'tioiiH, 
And cliiiincd llinl tbi.'irbcnrl<i wore riglil : 
'licir wiidoni di'spised bis resiriciiium, 
And liis form iviuf iiidinrred in Ibtir sight. 

;So IIlc brnid-ciut, proveibinl t-sprtMion, 

lly foi'iTinl jivofcsors iivriingivl, 
Pmui tlic liiilb id ii during digression, 

(iv Ibcir lioni'lH have never been L-lmiigcil. 

The bc.irl in ibc BCiU ofjiffcclion; 

When cbiinged by llie biw of tbo Lord, 
[I liiirljors no pvide or decoptioii. 
Ibil bmiibly eomplicM wlib Ihc W..rd. 

Iliil if with the inilb we've noijntiiiiied, 

Ami wnik in iho gospel Ugbl, 
s'li (ine will 'liiiiiiie yonr nwerii'iii, 

"If IliebMil i^ii:;lil.3lli-.ii|.bi. 



The Christian Religion, Its Claims. 



NdMTlCII I. 

Tlie word rrlit/inu, like mi).-t wnnV- 
rc((iiiri.'« moi'c Iluiii <iiil' <lL-Iiiiitiiiii to givi 
ils wluile nii-'iiiiin^. Nnl It's* tliiiii tlirei 
givi- iiH tlml ft full iiiiiIiTst^uidliifiri' 
(Iiiiny, 

Firnl, Th-^ plyiu'ilofjiciit iiioniniig of" 
tlu'wnril is I'rom tlio Liiliu ir. wlilcli sig- 
iiilirii, rojifiit nr ;;o ovi'i* H'^niii ; niid 
Iri/io Id liihd. Tin.' pninary mcaiiiii;; 
1, is vhiiiil. ami isii»inii'tiiut, — toacli- 
iii;r ll'-'l "i:'u iViiH (?ivjitcil in union and 
ciiiiimnniiin wJlli Ooil. In Iiii|i])iiioss 
iiii't ppHi'O, li'' rojiiicwl ill im pm-tliiy par- 
c, living; in nccordanyo wifli lln; will 
III' Giul, IJiit hy Iraiisi^nsiHlnn he fell, 
ii.l ii:is haiii-hfil. driven fn.m ICdi-ii in- 
to a ^MX'ld 111' llioijis and lliitstle^. Tills 
(ir«t difiiiili'iii rfhiiidri liiin lun-k to fiod. 
Mint ilocs not [('il iislinw il \s done. 

Tlie .iproiiif di-liiiitiuii is llie cln.''sienl : 
llu' meaning given liy the use wi-itei's 
s[)riikci-s make of it. Among tliciii 
i:-aiiw any Cunn of wursliip, Micli as 
Mnrinon religion. TMolniniinodiin religion, 
ra;;an rcligicai, l*a|ia] religion, Christian 
1' liiiion etc. 

I'lnin lliif*rhu--sic'al delinition, wolenrn 
ulhlii;^' wilhmil the adjectivo, to exitlaJii 
what kind oC nliu'ion i^ referred In. 
wr lam dial llien- are many ivli- 
"1,1 ,^ oll'rnd lo man, tluaigh Ihey ili> not 
I. II n-htiid him lo find, ns amup ol' thtiii 
1 [id hliii Oirlher away. 

'I'h<- lhu:l d'liiiilion (lil)er^ from liatli 

■ il" lli.r^-. It giv.v^ the truth perUelly. 

'l* I illii<trat<' the idea, take llic "ICxeelHl- 

'■ !i]icr." I-'riun llio iiaiuo yiiH gel 

I I'llmniy iiieaiiiifg tliaL il cxnci? all 

I rr>!i]ieri», Tho !»c(!ond defiiiilioii 

V'U g''l in the eirnikir wliieli deserihes 
il llnlji Ihewn niav ileecive you: Piom 
I .. v,.n.'iiuiHi liarnallahni'il II. But 
r it.lnl d.'linlliou iN Ihe on« the reap- 
. .. ,.r iii'ir Wlii-n Vim take it in- 
I . '', h M .ni<] |iiii it to work, thevo it 
. ill. luilh. When yon ece how it 
.1. I , ilii' ^u.il, Iheii vou iuive the third. 



The ^luiy.- \s tine of religioa. If you 
wi«li to know nil nhoul the Mormon ve- 
ligioii. go to 9,iU Lake, whero llmt rcH- 
gioli is doing its work,— a living [K.wcr 
in the hearts of Uio pcropk-, tlicro you 
get a true definition of the Morni ,n re- 
ligion. Becaus'.' you get Uic dofmiiinii, 
it gives of itiielf. 

If ynu wish to know a tvuo definition 
of the Molmniinoilrta religion, yon nuut 
take the Komn and go to the Muiwul- 
man, ait down with him where tlio 
religion of Mohammed is a ruling, act- 
ing power over the Mussulman : there 
you get a true definition yf the Moimm- 
medan religion. 

If you wish to know all ahout the Pa- 
gan religion, go where the idol ia 
woi'shiped, where men bow down to 
wood and utone. Then you eau see how 
the Pagan religion has draggnd man 
down,— henighted and chained to a false 
religion, wliieh ha? held him iu heathen 
darkncw for four thousand years: then 
you can {;et n true defiuitiou of that re- 
ligion. 

So loo. if you want a true definition 
of the Christian religion, you must take 
your Bible and go baek ; sit down willi 
the disciples at the feet of .lesus. There 
you get a true definition, lucauHC it U 
given by the Holy Spirit,— it ia Ood's 
own defiuitiou. 

Another thiag in reference to theac re- 
ligions is, tliey all have a center, a head, 
from whieh their doctrine, faith and 
prat'tieo comes. Mohammed is the cent- 
er of the Mohaniraodaa religion; it;; 
faith and practice are derived t'roai him. 
He, as a tcacho:- of faith and practice — 
is before the mind, and iu the heart of 
every oue, who ncccpta the Mohamined- 
iin religion*. 

The idol, whatever it may he, the riv- 
er Nile, the summer'a sun, or tho ulirine 
of .lugcrnant, with whatever attiilmte nr 
nature bea(-enh,>,l to them, is the cent r 
of the Pagan rdigloa ; an<l is before; the 
miuil, and iu the heart of the Pagan 
worehiper. This idol, with its uaturo, 
power and wisdom can uevcp rise above 
or ho any better than tlij fallen and »iiii- 
ful nmn who iuvinil"! it. For ]v ean- 
iiiit iv«erilie to it, a natuiv any Itr'Ufr 
llinn his own, as a stream eannut li-^ ■ 
higher than it« Ibniilain. The ii|rd e;ni- 
not be any In-trer thiiu the man who 
made it. Ami all the imporfeetions and 
Hin there is a<eribo;I t^i it, ctaniW b.-fore 
the miad, and in tint h^art of the man 
who worship* if, a< th^ great power 
who goverui his life and feeling^'. 

Till* shows why il U that tho world in 
woishiping idid.-i, fia- mor.- than finir 
thousaiiil yeais, only s;rew worse in wifk- 
ednes", tyranny, and dft^pih's^a. Th"r.' 
waft no ehinicL' for all his idijl worship to 
make him bLntfr. b vans.' no bi'tter ob- 
jeot was before his iiiin-l. In every html 
where tho mind of ina'i i* elialin'd to th > 
woi-ship of idols, savage inhiiinanity 
reigns over the peiple ; heiiii;hted ami 
enslaved to .sin and dealh, the Pagnu 
live- obedient lo the failh ami ]uaeliee 
ilerived from his fal.He religion. 

Christ is tho center of tho Christian 
ivligion. rrom him comes il-i fiiith and 
practice— from liim eome.s all tli-.> light 
and power to I'.'ueh tiie lieart and ndud 
of man \\ith wLidoiu, truth, and iindcr- 
;?tandiiig, tliat raises him up, nientalty 
and siiirilaalty to a state of hap|>iness 
and enjoyment in a righteous, a holy 
life. As the sun, the center of tlicsol- 
nr \yjitoni, givers llglil and heat to all the 
]ilanet-i around it, so Christ stands before 
the mind and heart of the devoted wor- 
f^liil.ei-^, with all Ihe radianee and truth, 
that as an object of woivhip, ^rive to nuin 
any blessing nr lionilit in mind anil spir- 
il. In him Is peifeetlon in all it= ;;real- 
niw and glory ; p?vfeet in all the attri- 
butes of his imtiii'O ; pfrfeel in nbedieiie^* 
in niei'k ne-t', in kindnes4, and goiiilni'.ss 
to all Ibr all : perle"t in every law, pre- 
ee|)l. and eonimand ; perfect in all the 
walks of his lili-. ■jiviut; an example uf 
righleoiMiii.ss lo the vMirbl, that would 
apply III III" king on his Ihroue, or llie 
lu'ggar by the way-iile. 

Thus ill him all Iheperfeetion of Hi'i- 
ly is manifested ;—hron'dit flown from 
lieaveii lo earth a living li.v-ht belm.- 
the mii.d of iiiaa. an objeet of worF'hip, 
as flir above Ihe lifehvs Idol, its (bid ir. 
uhove Ihe meaiii-st creatinv. JcsUfi ad- 
orned ill all lii-i ri;:hteoiisni.-As, standing 
b.-fore th<' mind and 1i>arl .•!' man a» 



Ihe object of his devotion, i; turning the 
heart to wlndom jiikI lighleouwues,', whieh 
alway* ha* andcver will hiingthngivjit- 
cttt blessings of earth iind heaven. 

In the Christian religion all itn tniths 
center in Christ, even the eternal power 
and Godluwl dwelU in him with 
all his l\illnc-s. Such porfcelion and 
pniily, phitcd before the mind of man in 
Ilia woi-ship, 

■ U the light lo sliine npon the road, 
Tlmlkiidi ID lo Ihe I--nnl.." 

Thii. religion, beginning iu the taered 
land of Palestine, spread through Asia 
Minor, Europe and America, And 
wherever its footetepj have tread, iulvl- 
' ligcuce, piogriiti and improvement, sod- 
ally, morally nad flpiritmilly.havcmark- 
, cd the deveiopmcut of man, raising him 
above the heathen nntioiu around Idm. 
I It carries civilization, humanity, and 
I love to all, because all that id noble iu 
I nian, great in Deity, perfect in righteous- 
, UKfa, center and ahiiic in him, whose lifr, 
' and death, and resarreetloa are the light 
I and glory of the Christian religion, il* 
I work on earth is a dimonjitration of i s 
truth, an evidence of \U claims upon u*, 
' proving that ho who work^, xvorh and 
lahorti Ibr it, is in the cau>^; of truth, ami 
is working for the benefit of our ftllow- 
racc : for the eoul, body and spirit, to 
] bring man back again to Ood, to raiee 
, him up from sin aud death. The noblest 
cause of heaven and earth, the only 
I work, who«; reward iievir fails oa enrlh, 
or fades In heaven. 

( 7b be conlii'.ii-:(l.) 



BAPTISM 

Into Each Nsme of theTrinity, 



BY J. Vr. STEIN. 



1 in ibc nnnie of Ihe I-'uMier, 
dof Ihe Holy Cbu.l. ' Mtiii, 



I 



using the numeral; and ha.1 he u»cd the ! ground that in every ca«r thu .li.tin.liv. 
above hiiigunge with Ilie exprcmion \ elcmcnu form one subnuincc. 
'»nvnlhnc»' licfore the woi-da "in tho j While wc must maintain Uie unity '<f 
Jordan," he would have eommanded bini Ood n<i ihcewnlial doctrine of hiwdiiinc 
to liuvc dipped himself forlynlne iiiaof, allrihalra, m opposition to Polylhtiam, 



seven times in each stream. Had tho 
iu'eripti.in on the enuw called "a (. 
mipL-rscription." (Luke 2« : 38j written 



or a plurality of go<Lt, wc muat also 
maintain tho trinity of GocI.m tliee*ni- 
lial doctrine of the divine p.)wer of the 



in Greek and I/itln and Hebrew, written I (>o<nKad, Father, Son and Holy Splrii 
,1 i.rtr. . i-_ , .... ,„ opposition to UDilarianiam and Soein- 

ianiam which deny a Divine SavL^ur. 
There ii nothing in the single artion in 
baptism that n-pru«cntif a divine trinity of 
powcn* in the Godhead any mure thai 



n lbre«"; ditferent languages by dii^llnct 
and repealed efibrt* and without a nu- 
meral, bejn wi-ittea f/ira- (miw In Grick 
and I/itin and Hebrew, it would have 
been written ntV tiine-s, three times in 

each language : and had Christ command- j (here is in the heresy of Anus. It is tru.- 
cd the ajjosthy to baptize three timc« into they tay " I baptiw; you iuUi ihe name 
the names of the Pather, and of the Son. , "f the Father, andof theSon.aud of the 
and of the Holy Spirit, he would have j Holy Spirit," but a mere theory without 
comimin.Icd nine actions, three in each practice is worlhltsa. Every arKumont 
name. Ibil language ab )nn(l^ in inslauc- ! that can be urged against au action in 
C8 of rupca'.cl action without nunicrala. , each of theae names, if it be an arcu- 
" Render unto Cuiar the thin-,'* that "'*^",'' ^ *■'"" "'E® «'*'' "l""! propriety 
arc Caaai-'s and unto God the things that . '^8"""^ *''6 "^^ "*" tl'<> three names at all, 
are God's" (Matt. 22: 21). Hero is a ""'' 'hiwspurn lhcOmnipot«ntauUiority 
rciwated rendering, with only one active ' "^ ^^^ ^'"^ ""'' Law-giver, who saw 
verb exprei>.>d,aud no numeral is a-ied. , P^F"" ^ institute and enforce such n 



'0;\timca ho fiUlctli into the iiio, and oft 



form. Nay more, the nrgumenu which 



into the water" (MatL 17 : 1.5). Here I ^'^'^'^^^ **"""*' '^l''*"'' '" haptism carried tu 



is a repeated falling and no numeral is 
uml to expreij it. "The oath which be 



their legitimate coachnions. wouhl not 
imty reject the three uaniw from the 



sivarc unto our fathers, l<jAbraliam. aud *«'""'''* »'"' thus despise the laat will 
Isaac and Jacob." IIcrei.*arepr:Ucdoath | '*"'* ttslnn'tnt of .Jesa.. hut would alio 
aud no numeral ia used to expreaj i ' ' " ' ^ ' 

John reaps his rye and wheat and barley. 



■■ikiiii»i.ig ilici 
nail n( the Son, ii 
a&: 1!). 

Tho correctness of our position will a- 
gain np]iear, 

2. Fiiim lliK nunfof/y hi'twrrn mrrlejlnntl 
iillirr j,.r<i>i,ir.' of ximll'ir ffiii.'Irii'-Umt. 
" D.livering you up to Ihc synago;;ui's, 
aii.l into pri«m»" (Luke 21 : 121. Here 
ihi! :i(live transiiivo parlici]ile "deliver- 
ing •• oeeurs o;»ly once, jiHt like "baptiz- 
ing" ihr.s ill oiir test. W.'it! they 
therefore foInMlelivcred up to synagog- 
ues and iiiti pri.sons by one action? 
Surely not. Tiy another passage: "A)i- 
proving oni-selves :us miniaU'rsnf God, 
iu mueli iialieiio.*, in nl1iietion.s, innei'Ci^^- 
ilie,s, in disti'd«3'i£, in stripes, in imprison- 
mciils, in tiiiiHilts" Ae. (2 Cor. R: 1 ."i). 
Here the word " approvin.ii " again like 
" bii|>ti«ing" in the lexl. ueeui-shul ont'c. 
Hut eonid they be approved iiM niinistei-h 
by all tiiest' te-ils at onee? IJy no means. 
Numerous texts of siudla'r import, might 
be aildiieed, but these are sulticlcnt. 
"Ah, bnt" savs one "synagogues, and 
prisous, .anil patience, and slri[n« &v. are 
all dilleivnt," That, ia true and heuee 
tho propriety ni* the comparison, because 
the exprewiiona ' Father,' ' Sou' and ' Ho- 
ly Spirit' niv not the Wicntial uamas of 
one Divuiily, bat 'Arcr relative and ill«l'inct 
name.it reptiweniinti i/.Vfj/W/i/ three pow- 
er^in the Godltend, which in ilii» cointeii- 
lion nn- hy »n Yiiftum interchangeable, 
lint some objeet by asking, 

3. \f7iere w the uwrrfTiiiiitB orTRiNK m 
the text? They inwisl that if more than 
one aetiou hiul hjL*n designed the R.avior 
would have employed such a word, just 
as the numenil ' h'iyii ' denii|'<d ihe num- 
ber of linn's Nannmii hail lo dip himself 
In Joiibin, and some have '.^one .'h far n^ 
(., ;i ...,( il.ir, ■ W'h'iv ther.* i* a r.peli- 
linti I I.I .1 ilii> niimenil is always 
n .1 \ii M I ,1 . Iiowever are iice.L--l 
to I \pri i ri'peiiiiou only where o:ber 
words fiiil to do so. If other wohls e\- 
prcAs it, the u.se of a miineial would 
ratliir mnl'tply il, or b- as ncnsuhvi as 
bringing .1 lubli- coniiiaralives and siipei^ 
lative^ logvthei'. It wa* piviper for (he 
numeral 'mn-ii ' to be ns-il in <ie.seribiug 
the dipping of Naamnn.jitmvihe 'mivii' 
dips had (.1 be prtbrmeil In ».«.■ river, 
lint had (he piiiphel.^aiit/Mb. dip ihv- 
s. If ill Ihe Jordan, aud theTilKT.and the 
I'i^^.n. ami the ICuphral.-, and the 
llidd. kel. and tli-> Abaua ami the Pliai-- 
|>ar," he wonhl have enmiiinndeil hint to 
have dipped himsi-U" seven limo*. without 



reject the three powei-s Father, Son and 
Holy Spirit from the Godhead, and thus 
The smith sharpcus the plow and hoe and ! '™"^Pl ■ "'"'^r foot the verj- existence of 
ax. William 8tudiia<lcography, Gram- ' """ ""'"'"'■'I Sovereign, revealed to mon 
nmr mid Arithmetic. But I need not '^'■«"g'' '"''pi'^t''"'- Our text don't tell 
iuMdt your intelligence by dwelling "**" '"'P*''* "'"'*""** ^""''y"*'"«'"" 
loa-!or upon this strain. Other wonls "«l"'fl'"^thrcepowcrsof that Divinity, 
nut only express reptjtition of action .^a i '" "" "-^ ^'^'''* Christians arc said to W. 
ilearly and concisely as numerals, but ' ^*'*"' speaks of the The»ialonian 
.liien iaelude, in that coueistnesd, au ac- ' '■l>»i*^l' :t3hcing"inGodour Father.and 
euiate dt-eriplion of tho <lwiyn ami /''*^ ^"' Jeans Christ," (Th(ss_. 1 : 1.) 
clrcum^tanecj of tho action. I believe -"^"'^ writing to the Roman brethren he 
the literati of the w.iild nrght be safely "'">■' "^^"^ i'^ '"*' ""^ '» t^'i" f^*"^''- but In 
ehallcngvd l/j (k-aerihc an action /w^ocarA , the Spi:it, if snbc the Spirit.lwcUcth in 
one nj ilirec illAinrl name*, more plainly, J'"" " f^^'^"'- ^*': '■*)■ Baptism pats U9 into 
forcibly and concisely tlinn the Saviour ^^' ^"t''Cr ami Into the Son and into the 
has done in our text. But some eutiuirc j ^"'>' Spirit, i<i covenant relation, so that 
4. /Ton. ivr. wonhl expve^ one acUon m , '''^'' ^''^^ q"alifi'--»ti<'M of f«illi and rc- 
thfic nnm-At I mLswer if the action had P^"*""" ^^"^ "<= «»»<>« members of the 
to be peri;,rmed !nh {rh.) then as we aiv ! '^'^'"^ ^'''"''y- "'"" ^'"Pt^'nal f"""»'^ ^ 
lan.'ht to b.ptiz.; inlo each one of ihes. , ""'" " "'" "" '"'P'-^ "''"'^>' •*'" "" '"'■ 
nam.^. we would noi expra« it at all. ! P"''''"' '■'■''''>'• ^^'"'' " P"'f'«-i"" »» 
beeauso it eould not be done, but if a-k- 1 ''"l"'"' """ ""''' "•"""• '''"""** •""" '^^ 
iV-s[ioiidiug action. The order of the 



edlmw I would «'spie--soucneliitii in (rn) 
or by the nulhorily of thnv mimcv, it 
coiil.l be easily done. In the sninmcr of 
IST.innadmiiii'tmtorinarCartliage.M.i., 
took a per^in iiili> the water and Niid 
"By the anlhorily of the F.ither. ami of 
the .Son, and .d' the Holy Spirit. I b.l|>- 
tize yon for tlie remission of yonr sins in 
the name nf Jeans Christ," and gave him 
one dip. Kut this is not what our text 
teaehiv. Again I can easily c^prc^ oue 
action ntMiieinted with three iiaraes in ntic 
firm as, " I li>inglit gondsof Mi'^rs Jnms 
&, i-o." bnt should I say," I hon<'iit gondii 
of i^tr. J'liie.s and of Mr. Brown ami of 
Mr. Smith" it would he the same, by 
sii|)plyiin; lheelliji-:i.s, i\s" 1 hniight guiHls 
of Mr. tloncs.aiiil I bonf.dit goods of Mr, 
IJrnwii, anil I bought ^o'-'ds of Mr. Smith 
whieh .lecerihiT* tliice purclia.se»:, not one. 
Again 1 might reprt^mt one purchase by 

saying " 1 bought goods at tin* house of I 

Messi-s Jones it co." but if I say" Ii Oh, frieinls. if ihcr*-!* one great lliini,' 
bought gorwls at the house of Mr. Jone-s, in this world, it is the liitUof (ioA: 
antl of Mr. Ui-<>wn, and of Mr. Smith," great in origin, gri-at in (honght, gix-at in 
it is the same, supplying the ellipse* !« j promise, gn-at in baiuly. tjrcat in pur- 
saying. " I bought goods at (he lions* of lHi6t\ great in power, grval iu iL-^ result^:? 
Jlr, Jones ami I bought goods at the \ It iin"SB ;i* by a golden eonl fn>m the 
hotwc of Mr. Ill-own and I bought goixls thi-oue of thr Ui'jhria. and all hravcir-J 
at Ihe house of Mr. Smith," or by Imn-i ' light, life, h»ve. and sw.ctnii^ cmic dowti 
p.)sili.m. tho samci oa to say, I bought '"to '1 f«i- "«■ It hangs there Uke a i*-- 
goods at Mr. Jon(«' house. and I bought ' I»«»iftl Imri': 'la" daughters of &irr..w 
ifoods nt>Ir. llrownV hmise, and 1 bonghi i tune il, and awake a ^tniiii of n.H>»h- 



fiirmula i^ llie order of our baptUm and 
llie the orihr of nnr baptism reprcsonta 
the order of our mleniption. As this 
begins with Ihc Father, who " so bivM 
Ihe World that he gave Ins only besftten 
Son," and as no man can come to Christ 
exerp! Ihe Fatln-r draw liini. (John(<: 
-M) ?o we are first baptizwl into the 
name of the Father, and as the Son's 
nu'rit'iiiou-s wtirk pivceih-s mir regeneni- 
linn and <nnclificalion, whieh do not tak« 
plate (ill we have learned i.f Christ, ») 
we arc next Uiptiuil into ihc name of 
Ihe Son. and finally inlo the name of tho 
Ilidy Spirit who consummatir* the work 
as our Instructor. Comforter and Sam-ti- 
fier. 

(7b (ff eontinuett.) 



THE BIBLE. 



nds at Mr. Smiths h.ui'e" whieh re]*- 
■ at «ieli ont> of Ihriv 



tii.n. Tho hand of joy strifct^ ii 
fiiU a diviner note of -Isdnj^ 
-inner eoitu's to il, and it ^li-i-om 
IiMu of n|vi;lan(v ami s:itva;ioii. 'i 
uiit Ihii'I" an car to It. and it Inlk^ 

him "fan lnl»-iv»-?si<p.:iiidi! ii ■! L.i 

ilorn. The dying man V.i: 

hand on il. am) iIkpc s! 

his sonl (lie pi%mii'^\ " !,». i mi v. .ni \ 



I unto lilt' 



ix-s.>ntn a pnreh 

dilVereiit h..n s. Ihil .e.^nnil i- ..l.je. i..l 
that 

.1. 1% I ; 

o»--. butlh.y are :ii .. ihi e. i :, tio- 

hand and wife nrv "our." An* Ihey 

theivrore not /.iv.- Pi-il uiilMi- to tht- 

ihnrelu^ of CaLu ' -lews 

amKJiivks, mal. . i ■ Ye 

aivflWowiuChi 1>;,I 

he me.iii |hel^•l..!^■ liiat H' i 

ilividual. nalioiial, (intn 

fc'sual di-linetions am.ioL' lii. m 

eheniisl may perform o[>eraiions;iii 

very dilfiivnlly tho distimlive i>m. i 

eilts of the ulino:'pbeiXT or water I'l lb< t '" ' ' "" 

opll. ian. the ihixv dlstiuet primary ,>d- ! '^''■■" t«»' ' 

or. of light. Yet ue .pie.li..ns the ^- '^^>'''"«'-> »l' '" vm,.iy. 

iwwibilily of sueh oiM-ratiou-. upon the I —llMf &ieif1y It 



:.Kvav.eve; 
*\Vh,n th 



.ill.* 



I th 

,u ,■■■ ■-! tbrvmhlb- wal.M 
.mllbr.t;;h 
I.e litinr^l. * 

ilie t:isl t-juiHX tb:il -t;!!! Im 
duilh " " flit lu.olul -luill 
orlably, auil this c"lu.|«ibl-i 
I iuoiirupliou, und tlmlhsltall 



Till'; HHK'nUiKN AT WOKK 



v. Ill" llmlion 

FAREWELL. 



till, J.OWM.] I', l.i'1 frilVlVl-lr 

Willi iW fripnilc «P Invp l.clcm ; 
■ lis niM the iniili wc iHl,— 

Oh farcnoll I for nuw 1 p.i 
Tttsi'rc'AiI Itie pi»|>H licrp on cnrili ; 

Prcncliing Jons criii-ifii"1. 
Telling of liU )[l.m.>in «.>r(li. 

WholiMrorii»ble.lnni'lip.l. 

Fnrewcll IJrcMircn, SinK'n) "Icnr; 

I hf»»c trka lo do you gwtl: 
Itilt Ihe Blarving now I hear. 

Ami I go lo give llicm fooO. 
Gml liks» yoii wliili' I'm p>uv. 

Oil. in CAMiMl l*ii<l iTic kiiPP ; 
111 niiili niiJ hope I'c Terj' »irong 

IVhtlo yotir »vr*aiii» hok the »ceil. 

Wc niny never nice! ngnin 

In llii* Willi sevM of woe; 
Itut on Je»ii» wc"ll ilepcnJ 

Wliprccr wt'rc coiled lo go. 
Trii*l hio grace, obey lii» worJ : 

Then we'll hnjipy. hnppy he ; 
For hill goo-lncKi will nfforil 

nti-'tihgf^iii ereniily. 



Danish Correspondence. 



Aswr.ss Si'i.t. 8. 187)i 
Ilrrtkrni au.i Si^ler^ Grc^llng: tirafi 
H,„l i».nfc- 1111^.11-1. faill. t.. y"ii all- We I "-"'s « 
liiivt' rcceivoil iiuuiy Ii'ttei-s Ut wlndi wo 
liiv <li)wn oiirsiiiccro lliiuik", lnitiis.'*kk- 
iitifji iirovmls my answi-riax' tlieui, we 
Iiop.- you will exfibf IIP. Wi! fear Lliat 
tliL- littli- ]ii.'p:*c(iiti<iii wliii'li liiw come iiii- 
(iji ii-t in timt mir clujir liraliicr IIjiiiscii 
wiw iinpiisiiiiftl twenty iliiys lor nut .ii)- 
p ■•■iriii^ to In? cnrollfil jh solilior, bus 
fiiiiwil V'lii l')o nmcli sorrow ftiicl anxiely 
fill- u.i,'iiiiil thai many even will say, 
'• Tiiis wad wliat we miIiI bi-iuiv Bio. Hope 
Ifl^ ; it W.19 better bo ucvcr bad gouu : 
nr it U ttio bard, wc better call ibcm 
h diii;." Brctlircn wc wocp for joy lu bt-ar 
aoil see your wire for us ami ever to re- i 
ccivc sH.;Ii expn&^io!,8, since wc cnii 
believe G.tti's will to bo tucb. i 

Wc bore iLijuire in pr^rieeution, and 
woidit be sorry if wc hud peace because ; 



We will mtbor dio in the enus.' tban 
give it u]>, for wo know the work sliall 
prosper. God did nut send ub over here 
fiiuply toyaiii ibroe jirecionssonli-: ttiorc 
lire more l« follow. If so mucb gold, by 
fo little eflort is gained, bow mueb moi-e 
may wo cxiwet wlien wc now, being fully 
prepared with good trnels, put in all ibo 
ftreiiylli wi- can r.ii'Jve uf onr Iicavonly 
l-'.itber? Of eonrvc wo esiK-et opposition 
of nit kinds, I)nt eo long as you help us 
ai heretofore, wc hope In bear and over- 
tome nil. 

TWO 1-.\MI1.IE3 

in tbia plncc stand near the doctrine of 

Clirjiir, and wt; hope to gain more yet. 

.\t i\\\ Kupope is ou the eve of the war 

path, and we show lliem tbe^infulnojeof 

their coui'wc, it follows that they will do 

a!i llnit God permiip, but tliey enn do no ^\^q^.q jg ^^-^ 

more; and wo are iible to show thai the 

tMinnmnd found in Itom. 13 — f does not 

advocate war, hut forbids it, bonvc we 

i.v: ronlideiit some gooil cjui be dnne- 

The Quakers are worlliy of imitation 
in ibr* matter. By patience and stead- 
faslne.*s, Ihey pr.-vailed on ICaghind to 
i,'rant them liberty, and so can we prevail 
lien*. If we fill uji llie prisons with holy, 
]ioac'(nhIe men, the governmeiU will 
yield iinil tiikc a wiitoi- course. The more 
Israel wa-* oppre--^4eJ. the nim-c they in- 
croascil. The more the priinilivc Chris- 
rse( iited, the more nunieiwis 
Il.ey Ix-iiinK'. The more Christ snfibred, 
the moiv glorioiii the end. So we, breth- 
ren, look forward in hope, tlirougli our 
prej*enl liials, for blesaings iur above at- 
tainment in thii world. 

We lliaiik (lod thai you have peace, 
anil are able and willin<,' to aid ns in our 
jiflliit ions'. May onr Rilbcr bless you in 
all ihiiiiTs, so that you Mitiy still go on 
rejoicing' in hU sight. Kver remember : 
us in your prayei-s. Onr sincere love to 
you nil. The love of fiod abide witli 
you all. Amcii. 



A Call for Preaching. 

lirn. Mwrc:- KnehLsed fiiid C^I.OO 
for which i)Ieftsc send Hvo copies of " The 
lirethrcH at M'ork" and onepampblet of 
" True Evaugelieal Obedience." 

I am so glaU of the missionary spirit 
nmnife^t<l among our brethren, for I have 
oftea felt that we fall behind otlier de- 
uomiTmtious i» the spirit of evangelizing, 
and of the books and pamiditets being 
jmhlished in defence of the faith and 
practice of the Brethren. 

Oh how I wish some dear brother 
would visit our proud little town and 
preach for ii>. I am the only Dunkard 
in this pliieo; wsia baptized by brother 
Hetric in Philadelphia. 
I attend the Biipti^t cluiroh hero, but 
eh pride and formality a- 
niong it^ member.-i, they do not enjoy 
their religion as we do. and I have ev-»r 
looked forward lo moving to some place 
whei-c there wa.* n ebureh of the Breth- 
ren established, but find I must give uy 
that and work to bring the brethren here 
if ever I enjoy their society again. 

There are sevoii churches here Imt I 
feel sure there would be many to go with 
lis if only some oao able tj expound th; 
truth ns it is in Jesus would coiue among 
us. I wish I had moio names to scud 




nnia IMilii, 

fiincrinir. 

.Mu. Ill t 



.0 uiiwi'll, oil ■III' luiiniliiB ol 
4 ii'clrt.'k) "lie niwo Irvm hi-r 



Yoursi.-ter in Cluist. 

LvniA Uot'Uii. 
G'lfvo, Unir<i O)., HI. 



From Minnesota. 



Sej)!. Utb. 187G. , 

Vnur letter lo Bro. Hansen and me is 

ol bund. Thank yo:i much. But pray 

you all lo cease WL'eiHng for us so long as 

nothing woTfn bafalls us. If vou will- 1 



it WAS a sure sign we were of this world. 

IIjiLicn would have receiveJ that pun- 

Uhiiical wlietlier be wiis a bwtlier or not 

1 aceoiint of bid netioii, and :is to meet 



I ingly contribute to sustain our bodies, ibc 
I I^rd will sustain our souls as long as he 
wauls us here. And then when be want.'f 
us home, it matters but little whether we 



at tliat piacs is not to kill, nor lo do any i go t« beaveii from a prison or from our 
oa-' barm, be deeais il jn-op-r to go iher* | bumble eolUige. A mau that is used to 
iind Udl them bi4 hiith ami expcel to he j hiirdshipa minds it niiicb less than one 
fiw in the future. Bui if not, we know | unaecuittoined lo trials. And lliose who 
that God b:is his baud in every thing have a pniotienl knowledge of pcrseeu- 
nud turiipt it to good, even as iu time of tiou know that it works p«/((rMC(?. There- 
old. Again, wo see that God has pre- fore lake connige, lor the prospects of 
willed u' t> ivturu, even if you would the mission arc very good. The only 
a«k iw. I cannot croja the ocean wilii ! trouble thus far lim been the severe siek- 



iny family lorn long time, may bu nut 
for a year, and may he never; and if 
my wife does not get ^itmnger than when 
wi- came bjrc to cross the oceau would 
b/ liLirder than any Danish ]iris>)n. 

1 iidvi«ed Ilaiiscu lo leave llie country 
but could uutjirevuil on biiii. The pros- 
]>jets of the mission, in my bumble 
jmlgmcQt, nro better tbiui ever, only isu 
\»'i; are made able to leave home, and go 
1) the work all the winter. But to do 
Ihij we need your continual help, hy 
prayer and donation-. Our lives and 
eumforl and all wc feel lo ufter gladly 
for Christ and onr country's i^nke, 
Urutbren if they take our lives or lib- 
crly it is not worth mourning after, only 
^u hi* great commiteiou "Go ye" may 
\ti fulfilleil. Grant me one praver: ns 
the duty wil* laid on me to come here, 
I -ave me work : nevi r ask nu to cease so 
long as we hold forth the truth ynu be- 
lii-ve iu its siinjile purity. And even If 
we nre gi'catly persecuted, we may wish 
you lo relieve ua lu proper time, henee 
we need rather lo bj urgwl not lo give iij), 
nor leave as hnig ns tio one attempts to 
kill us. 

What would have liecomc of the gos- 
\iA, or how could wc ever have cnjoved 
il, if our foroi-uunera had not exer- 
tincil iKitieiice in imprison men In and iu 
dtr.uh. Had tir'y )ii>lsonght tlicir own 
oumforl ttiid fcilety, wliere could wo find 
fxanipli!* of patient nufLriiig ? And bow 
iliuuld wc BliUid bohlly in jud;:nRiit a- 
t;uiiiet fill uutioiH if we ;-bim to di-elaiv 
I.) tbi'in what ihA h-i- . .i.i.,i:,:MiM|v 
'ifiK he l-'Ilii u> l.j 11 , 

It J. I cx.inijjle, froi!! i. i , ,; 

llicy will uot hear, biii i;..* lau y..- ||,.^. 
friiiii a city if wc go not iiitu it? 



lies* of my wife, this has prevented my 
doing much, lull I now feel that she will 
so far i-ecover as to enable ine to keep nt 
Llic work con.'itaiitly during the winter. 

naorniiii nAN.siiN 
IviA gone to sec the magistrates in 
North Denmurk. They promised lum 
exemption from military duty. 

Our two sislei'a lire happy, and cx]iect 
to come and visit us tlie first of October. 
We hope then to have mueb joy together. 
Some iu North Denmark and here .stand 
near the truth. 

We now bavc printed 15000 sheets of 
10 pages each. Tliey cost 521 kroner 
(almost $103.) What do you think dear 
brother, of haviug some tracts translate*! 
and priiiU-d iu the Swede Language? 
You knoif that country was inclnded iu 
the "One cenl" call. 

For my part, I think this winter will 
show bow far tlie mission will be success- 
ful. If we are made able Ut thorouglily 
canv;iss ibc country the rciult will be in 
Goil's bandf. Si-ster Christine will re- 
junin with my family, hcuee I will be 
more free to ntlcnd t« the calls. Fami- 
ly dutiia have worn me down (■oiisidera- 
bly; for I had, for monlh-, to do all the 
boHse-work as I did not want to jjut (be 
BrelbrcH to too nuicli cxiiense (or u.», I 
am BiiliBfied if the Brn. Kby and Wetzel 
will uol come until next eummcr. If 
they do not come until then, wc hope 
that yoii will enable us to work all we 
can tliif* wiuter. 

Voum, the least in {.'iin=t. 

IIoi'B. 



Suhseribc for tlic nitr-nrnnx at 

WoKK. Only 10 ct.-i. to the end of the 
year. 



Qfisc-v, lIiNX., Sept. 2-iLli, 1S71!. 

Dkaii Bi!0 : — I will now let you know 
that I received your welcome pai)er — 
TiiR BurrriiREN at Work. I woubl 
like very much to' have you scud me the 
paper ri.nht along, hut cannot rait^o the 
numey shoil of three weeks. As I live 
alone here as a lost slieop from the UllI , 
the paper will be a great help to oic. 

A word to the brethren who have the 
privilege of attending meeting every 
Sunday, where you have five or six min- 
istei:s at one meeting. Will you not re- 
member U3 in the West, where we have 
none at all, unless we travel from 20 to 
40 miles ? Can wc not have some of our 
ministering brctbi'cn come out here and 
live as well as elsewliere? I have lived 
hero for five yeai-s, an<l during that time 
our ministering bretbreu have been here 
but once. 

If you can do nothing more, I ask nn 
interest iu your prayei-s. 

Jacob Harshman. 

From Missouri. 

f Cornelia, .Johnson Co., Mo., 
\ Sept. 24th, 1870. 

J. H. Moore. Dear Bro. : — Enclosed 
please Oud 81 35 the subscription price 
of TiiE Bretdres at Work, which 
you will please credit to me, and send 
me the paper. I received several of the 
first number and I am very well i)leiised 
with the liiiper. I am plenscU with the 
earnestness of Ihe dear brcllireu engaged 
in the noble cnlerprize. 

The necessity of such an arrangement 
ns the brethren have for their ])aper, as 
well as the tract publishing and distrib- 
uting Association, have been a inaltcr 
of much talk among the hrelbren in this 
pari of the country for the last year at 
least ; and we felt glad lo hear the news 
of the arrangement. And we will try 
to assist all tliat we can ; but i)Ur world- 
ly mnttera are so straitened that we can 
n^it do mnrh for the present. Wc will 
labor to get nubscribcrs nil that we can. 
Bro. D. M. Moblcr is acting as agent 
here and you may expect to hear from 
our parts at least occasionally. May 
God bless and ever rule the work to bis 
name's glory, and make it the means of 
saving many euuls is our wi>h and pray- 



Your Bro. in ChrJsl, 



J. M. Mniii.Elt. 



DIED. 



InUio I'pjir Uj]uni6 Cljnicli. Y.«t r.>., V 
lull), 1>7D, Juriali Htjrrn -. .Vgnl W jrun, t u 
Vtiii\}t. I'diiiml •rnioa Iiy Bnllirvii AiiOi 
nriil David UutLur, lliul1ii<r Mi'yi-n cuiiii' lu 
Uii-rullaniiixnulnianiipr: Wl.lJi' uuil Iric 
InK of B Oillir, (iiiiiuaJ lu uiiitulii lariT ol 
UnlUcwiako 11111, oIkiuI Did mllti Ihii 
IMrruUC*!., Ml.; iil nl>iiiiu uVlutk nth 



hl<< 



■I much nll«li«l. Wm 



■ cliiiivh; mill wiicli iwiioclcd I" l''" 

. Kill- IITWI. Oil ! liow ' 



.tnlct- l.y «1'Ur Awlww Millc 



Lll-I t- 1 

I ■uiiii.l niliiJ. runi'm 
mill nllu'11. 

S. M. Uumir.nT, 
Mill. VxikOiiirilj, I*". 



—A yomig Quaker who refused to 
join the Fi-encb nrmy reserve, has been 
<ent' need to ten mouth.s' imprisonment. 

—The famine still prevails in the 
Norlhcrn jirovinccs of China. Thous- 
amls of deaths from starvation occur 
daily. 

—The lote hurricane in Porto Kico 
was terribly de.Hruclivo to the cane, rice 
and coflec jilantatious, totally ruining 
the coming croits. 

—A (Jcrman who believed Saturday 
to he the real Sabbatb, and therefore 
closed bis store on that day, keeping 
open on Sunday, was fined in Boston. 

—The Turks are committing fearful 
atrocities in Bulgaria having alrea<ly de- 
stroyed a hundred villages and massa- 
cred not less than 50.000 of the people. 

— The Japanese government bos issu- 
ed a prochimation olianging the national 
day of rest liom every fii^h day tn the 
Sahhalh-day, as observed by Christian 
uutions. 

— It is reported that llie Pope at Rome 
is uow very ill. He is now quite nn old 
man, and liis deatti is generally expect- 
ed. The great (guestion, however is, 
Will there be another Pope? 

— Moody and Sankey nre conducting 
a large and quite an exciting meeting in 
Chicago. It would be a blessiug for 
Christianity if thc^c men would preach 
the gospel in its ancient purity. 

— Some coins lately found uejir Jeru- 
salem are shekels and half shekels of 
Juden, silver, with ft cup of nianna on 
one aide and on the other the budding 
rod. The date is 144 years B. C. 

— A Baptist minister in one of Ibe 
large Eastern cities is much eoiicorned 
about Trine Immersion, and conchidea 
to investigate the ninlter, and has sent 
to this office for works treating this sub- 
ject. 

The Bini.E Enouuu.— The Bible, so 
little iu bulk, like the five barley loaves 
and two fishes, what lliousands upon 
thousands in every age it has fed ; and 



iiltitiulcs it will feed 



every 



f Christendom till the end of 



what I 
land I 
time ! 

—The new liisbiun in Brooklyn, la 
said to Iio to call a pa&u>r nl a very high 
salary, nominally, with the iindei^tand- 
iiig that he is to remit a certain [wrlion 
of it. Ill Ibia way the congregation gets 
crwiit liir more than it doc?, and the 
pastor for more than he is worth. 

—Ill Italy CO out of every 100 men 
can neither read nor write. The gov- 
ernment intends lo CMlablisb free schools, 
and they are greatly needed. It is iin- 
fortunatotliat while Italy expends 880,- 
000,000 Hnnually in support of bernrmy 
and navy, sbc has hitherto expended lesa 
limn 85,000,000 a year for popular edu- 
cation, 

— We learn ihnt hUhpeiiMon briiigea 
were used by the Chinese 1000 years ago. 
One slill cxibliiig in Sben-»e Htrclcbes 



400 feet from mountain to 



lIlOUIlluj,, 



over a chasm 500 Icet deep. It jg „ . 
pi-obable that, as the mlsBioimripi,"' 
China inatle known the fact, more [] '" 
a century ami a half ago. llio hijn ^^ " 
have hoeu taken from ihcm by Euroii, * 

gincers. 

—Bro. A. B. Snider, of Cerro a^r,! 
I att Co., 111., under date of Oct m\ 
8 vs: "Considerable sickness in tjiis ,.■ 

nity. The Diatiicl mealing dosed , 
luosdny. Many of the dear hinul 

ro with us, and another iileasmu j,,. 



so I of lovo is pa^t. Mai 



t""<>spci'itv 



own you in your imiiorttiut ivork. Th, 
I o^poct, I tliiuk is good for you gcuji,, 
good list of suh^eribcrs commeiuinp 
lb the year 1877." 

—For nl least half a ceutuiy iL 
mounds iu the Ohio valley have hcLnihc 
standing pn/.zlo for sludeiiLs of the onriy 
liistory of our country. The prohlcm 
became more deeply (oniplienteil by frQi, 
discoveries. No Indian Irailitimis Knr 
any record of the people who built ili,. 
mounds ; the growth of ireis upon ihcin 
indicates an aulitpiity of not le-s tlmn 
eight centuries ; the skulls and skeliuoii. 
of the Monnd Builders are ihose nl' » 
peculiar race, and their relics inilicn 
different civili/alion from llint of tin. 
tribes found in the vinelnity. 

The Irishman And The Priest. 

Never was a hotter answer mnde tlmn 
ft poor Irishman made to a Callmlic 
priest' wliile defending hinuolf for ivm 
ing the Bible. 

"But." said the priest, "the Iliblo 
for the priests and not for the likes o' 
you." 

"Ah! but, sir," be answered. "I \ 
reading in my Bible. ' You should r^inl 
it to your cbihlren," an' sure the pri 
have got no children." 

"But, Michael," says the priest, "ymi 
caiiuot understand the Bilile. It is i 
o' you to understiiud it, my man." 

" Ab ! very well, your rivcrenec, if I 
cannot understand il, it will do nu' im 
barm, and what I can understand ilut^ 
mi> a heap o' good." 

" Very well, Mike," (aid the prii>i, 
"you must go to tka church, and llic 
church will teach you ; the chunh v\\\ 
give you the milk of the word." 

"And where does the cliureb ^et il 
from but out of the Bible? Ah I )■■ 
riverence. I would ralber keep the ( 
myself."— i/cra/</ ami Prc^/xjUr. 



LIST OF MONEY, RECEIVED 

~ y o It — 

Subsirlptioiu, Books, Pamphlets, etc. 

Uivia Slaiivr,I.V..I.iali>Miul<lui, l.<:)..M>ii 1>-i:' 

ky..l6.M.«. Uiicr, 1, OlJ. Aliniliaiii lOimn .M, 

IriMlIii, S.UI.A. H. WmxIudI. l.a4.J. W, ll»«iniiii, l 
Jama Wirt, 1. ii. A. U. Snliler, a.OU. J. J. l^ill. *■ »•■ > 
Mi>iniiiti1,.10.Vi'iii.Ikcn1>f'r>7..&'^.lI.M. JJt'tkl.j, I 
Kiiinuucl lA>ckn>ii(^4.IU.U. U Sln|iki»,0.ao..li*-I. II' 



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The Brethren at Work, 



A RELISIOUS WEEKLY, 

EDITKIl AN» I'rUl.iailKP IIV 
J. II. Moore. J. T. Mcyoi-s. M. M. l^lioli"™" 

ASSISTEIl IIY 
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11. Meiil/ci-. mill Miulio A. Lcniv 



TiiK I)ii>:TniiKx AT WoiiK, is im lU""'"! 
milting iiitvocalc of I'rliailivo (.'liriiuiiuiio " 
ilA imi'li'iit purity. 

tl ii'vo^iiwcH ihc New Tcslnaiciil nt Hi'" ' 
liit'iillilile riilu uf fiiilli uiid iiriicliee. 

Il iiiiuiiliuasllnn I'liilli. ttvpiintimCL- iiikI I 
liKni 1110 fill- llic rviiiiii«i(iii of Hins: 

Tliiil Tiini- Innnci'HJon or dijipiiii; ilif i»' 
link- Ilirt'O tiiiiod riico-roi'wari) la Cbrisliioi Viy 
li;<lil: 

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11 lliviiii; I'oliOlxilKt luliDobKl'I'vml ||.llil-cl>nl> 

Tliiit llic I.rtr.l-B Siipi.er i« n full im-ul, nnl 
n\ coniiputiou »illi ilio Coiiiiiiiiiiinu. kIii'h' 
litlivu 111 tliu evening, or iil'lcr tliu t'lua^' " 
tlfiy : 

Thiit the Suliitiitioii ur llie Holy Ki'^*. ••' 
of Cliiiiiij in liiiiJiiig iijiuu tlm (■ull<i"' 

Tliiil Will- mill Rohilinlian riro coiifvm.v ' 
Hliirii iiikI 8i>ir-iloayin[; pvinoiiiU's of il'i' "'"^ 
iiinof JiAii«(1,riHl: 

'f liiU u Noii-Con funnily lo tlio worlJ in 'I' 
(.■iitiloiiiN, iliiily wntk, luul L'onvoi'Hnliiiu mv i" 
tliil lu inio lioHticsM mid CliiUlinn I'leO 

It u\mi iidviifnliFH tlic Script mill diiO "' 
oiiiliiig llie nick Willi oil in tlic nmin' ■'! 
Loril. 



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ul' li.i^.l.'ili I loiali'ii.luiii. I', iniiul I'll' t'*" 
iliiii iiU uiuNt cuiiuL'tlo lu lie hillill'''!.^' F' 
I'liuo iK'viiimum, til BA. AdUruss: 

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-mof.l I bring >jou fjlml Tiding, 0/ great Jo,j, which .hall be unto all /'.«;>/c."-Iaike 2, 10. 



Vol. I. 



Lanark, HI., October 21, 1876. 



No. 5. 



The Brethren at Work. 

i;i>TT[;i) AND l'Um,ISIIED WEEKLY. 
— uv — 

J.. H, Ucore, J. T. Meyem, U. M Efihelinan. 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS. 

11. II. Miller Ladoga, Ind. 

.J \V. Stem Nndoniu, Mo. 

D. \'iiiiimati V!rden,in. 

D. \i. Montzcr, . , . Waijuesboro, Pa. 

ASSOCIATE EDITRESS. 

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CHRISTIAN LOVE. 

i»ur no.lisl..vcn.iilnlUjUsiiinls, 

His iiiinge hcnr below ; 
I'Ui' heart w-i(h love lo God iiwpiicil, 

Wifli love lo ninn will glow. 



\Vlio1iv 



ovc CMcli oilier, I.onl, 
lovoil ftf Tlicc ! 
Inily horn of Ooil 



lllcira of tlic inmo iinmoHnl bti.t 
ir hopes ntid fcitrs the si>nic 
[ Willi hontb of lovo our huiirlg iii 
Willi mutuni love iiiflitiiiu. 

\ Su shikU tlic vnin, coiittMiliuiis wi 
Our pcnccl\i1 livM nppraTp; 
AnO wondi'i-iiig »iiy ii» tliey of o 
"ScohowlhesoCli 



lov( 



Fundamental Principles. 



Itin 



ir>: U. 



a llitii isoiir prcnching 



Tliiit Clirist rose from tlie ilend, is tlic 
funiiiiineutal (riitli upou wlii[:h the wliole 
gystiiii nf Ilie Ouistiuu religinii rests. 
That Jdsepli Siuitli wiistlie Lonl's proph- 
et, is Mie eiijipo-scd truth upon whir h the 
wlioii' of Monuonisiii rests. Convince 
the Mrirmiiiis that Josepli Smith wns 
au iiMpostor nnd Mormouism falls lo the 

Tli;it Miihnnimcd was n prophet sent 
IV. I I Hill pDssessingsnpeniatuial power, 
I .' il-iiiooil npou whieh the whole sys- 
iiiij mI Mohninmedoiiism is built. Cou- 
viini III] Mohammed 0118 of this fact and 
till' «liule system of Mohanimcdoubm 
will III- f^catlered to the winds. In like 
inaiiiJi I' " If Christ he not riseu then is 
dui I'll aching vain. We arc yet iu our 
M The rcsniTCction of Christ from 

iIm i' Mil i», therefore, the fundammital 
I''.. ■ ii]i(.n which all our hopes for the 
liiiiM. lire huill. If Christ be not risen 
iliiJi \\>\-< ho nil iin]iostor, his apostles 
fal-i "ilLieti.sei', the Bihie a. myth and wo 
lb*' 111 ^-l (!e]iiileLl people iu the world. 

It' ail impostor, he is uot risen from the 
(1<;i<l. liH' being dend, he couUl not have 
lai . I liiiiiself, neither would God have 

I >' ' liim and tliiiH helped pulni off 
. ! I lion on the world. It fulloww then 

II I r risen, God raised liim. If God 
Kii .i lL'ni,tli<n he is divine. Being di- 
vin ill he everf'iiid istrue; nil heprnm- 
i.-.. J I- inc. Then is he the Cirntor of 
tlic niilvor.-ie, luiew nil nhoiitit. 

Ill iiIk) knew all about Moses nml the 
;oplut-x, whose writings he endoi-sed by 
;iilin|; them as nuthority. And his 
■i, by eoinnii?hioniiig them and 
liiiff ihrm out with powir to pfrrnrm 
^itii lis in bis name. 

[■ our eonlideni-e in Imtli the old 

fd n.w li'.-lameiils ivi-t upon ibe belief 

hi. n.-inrt-i-lioii from the dend, it is rcft- 

'lomililr thiit 'rood pviN.f Hbouhl br fnr- 



nishi'd li. the woild „f Ibis event. Tli 
lestiniotiy shall now be csamineil. 

So far as the information gees, all par- 
ties agree 

1. That there was such ii pusou iis 
.lesns of Nn/.nretli. 

2. That he lived in the Innd of Palca- 
tine over 1800 years ago. 

3. Tiint he wns crucified nnd when 
dend, buried in Joseph's new tomb. 

4. That the tomb wns securely closed 
by a great stone leing rolled to the 
mouth of it. 

5. That the stone was scaled and n 
watch set with instructions " make it 
sure as you can." 

C. Tlint on the third morning the 
stone wns found rolkxl away nnd the 
body gone. 

8o far nil agree — not n dissenting voice 
is heard. As to what became of t!ie 
body, we have two different statements, 
One class of witnesses testify that his 
di.sciples came by niglit nnd stole the 
body away. Tlie other cla*s testify that 
be arose from the dend and " showed hir 
self alive by many infallible proof! 
(Acts 1:3). 

Notice, it wn.s nut said that he wi 
shown alive by Fome one elm; for that 
might have given room fur deception; 
hut that he r^huwcd himtclj alive. Not 
only so. hut lie showed himself alive by 
proofs: not ouW j.vooft, hut by juainj 
piootk. Nor is this nil. but " He showed 
himsell alive by many infullible proof 

We will now closely examine these 
two classes of witnessesund their testimo- 
ny. 

1. Who were the witnesses who testi- 
firtl that the body wns stolen? Aug 
The Uiiinnn soldiei'p, who were to guard 
the body and make it as sure as they 

i'OUld. 

2. Where were they when the stone 
wns rolled away nnd the body disilji- 
peared? Aiix. They were at their posts 
US guards. 

3. What were they doing there that 
tliey conld not drive the disciples off nnd 
prevent them from stealing the body 
Ans. They said they were asleep. 

This utterly destroys their testimony. 
Had they been nsleep, how could they 
tell that he did not gel up and walk out! 
It would also re(|uire great credulity to 
believe that a watch of sixty Itomau sol- 
(lid's, would all go to sleep nt once, and 
sleep so soundly that the disciples could 
come and roll away the great stone aud 
carry otf the body, without waking one 
of them, aud knowing too that the pen- 
alty for a Roman soldier found sleeping 
on guard wns death. 

This tejitimony is nhsuid on another 
account. Who could believe that these 
timid disciples, wlio a few days ago, had 
one iiAer another, forsaken their Master, 
and one of them denied that lie knew 
him, would go tliero where this armed 
guard was and try to steal away the 
body, knowing at the same lime they 
could not make it nlivo, nnd that it be- 
ing in the power of the Boldicrs they 
could come aud take it away from tbcni 
and thus expose them altogether. It is 
clear that thoir witiie.*ses did not believe 
their own testimony, neither the rnlera. 
Hail th.y believed that the diaeii»les had 
the body, reason would teach tlmt they 
would soou have bad it taken from them, 
nnd tlie soldiers punished for sleeping 
while oil guard. But not a word is said 
of any efibrt being made for either. 
Thus we see llui testimony of llicse wit- 
nesses not only uuroa.souable but utterly 
destroyed by themselves. 

Who are the witne*"sea who lcstifie<l 
that he .showed himself alive Ac? Ans. 
1. The two Mai-ya; 2. Cephas; 3. The 
twelve ajioslUw; afterward above fiOO 
brethren }<aw him at once; and last of 
all I'anl also saw him ns one born i>ut of 
ilueM'iiMm. We have birr Ihen mi.re 



Ihaii 500 wilncises, certainly a nnniher 
sufR-ient to establish anything that can 
be established by testimony. Under the 
Musnic dispensation as well as in all our 
courts, a matter is considered established 
in the mouth of two or three witne.«se«, 
if their ti^atimony ennnoi he made to ap- 
pear dmihtful. And tbeie are hut two 
Ibings that will render testimony doubt- 
ful : 1st. When the siiiccnty or honesty 
of the witnesses is of (pK^iionable eliar- 
acter: 2nd. Whonibeeircumsliinccs under 
which the testimony wns faniishwl to ibe 
witnesses, were such as to vender mistake 
on their part i)robable. 

Now let US examine whether either of 
these cxifcttd here; taking the twelve 
npostles as .*niniiles of the witne-seslo he 
examined. 1st. Can it be made to ap- 
pear that they hu-ked facilities for know- 
ing the truth? They, testified Hint be 
showed himself alive among them ; that 
he ate with them, drank with them, con- 
versed witli tbem about many things 
that bad happened heforo his eureitix- 
ion; that he gave tbem jwwer to heal 
the sick, cleauie lepere. Ac., «Sc„ and that 
he was Ibns with tbem in open daylight ; 
anfft-rert himself to be bandleri and the 
prints of the iinils in his Itand and the 
woniid iif the spear in his side to be ex- 
amined by them. And nlWr being with 
them thus fretjuently forfbrty days, went 
out with them as far as the Mount of 
Olives, and there parting from them went 
up into heaven. Thus they had all the 
facilities necessary to preclude even the 
possibility of mistake on their part. If 
these things were m.i i«j"fhpy certainly 
knew it. They tt^itified that through 
Jaith in bis name they were enabled to 
speak many different languages, make 
the lame to walk, the blind to see, &c. — 
If they did not do such things, they 
knew they did not ; thci-e was no mis- 
taking these things ou their part. If 
tliey did not do such things, thCv luust 
have been dishonest when they said they 
did tbem. 

It now only remains to examine 
whether these men lacked honesty and 
si'icei-ity. When ihey foreook their 
liomea and friends and went forth to 
proclaim to the world, that Jesus died 
and rose again, could it be possible that 
they would agree together, that tliey 
would stand liy each other through 
strifes and imprisonment, or whatever 
might eonie, in preacliing one of the sil- 
liest falsehoods ever told, if a falsehood 
at all, and would begin right at Jerusa- 
lem where only fitly days before tlie 
whole tragedy of the Cr08.s transpired, 
and right where the whole afl'air was 
fresh in the memory of the people, and 
whei-c of all places on earth, they were 
best prepared to expose the eri-or if there 
were su<-b. But bow stands the case 
right there among these determined 
Jews? Thiye once timid and discouraged 
men stand up and preach the wonders of 
a risen >Savior. 

(To be Continued.) 



The Bible and Inspiration. 



Having proven, wehopesatisfactorily, 
in our scries of articles ijius far, that the 
Protestant view relative to the dillerent 
hooks which conipri.>ic the Old and New 
Testatnicnl canons is correct, wc there- 
fore propose to notice now in this same 
connection, the tints of in^|)ii'ntion, for 
be it leiOL-mlurcd that our objwt in wril- 
iig iipi>n this >ubjei-|, was not so much 
with a view to disclaso the faclsof a cot^ 
cet aulbentieity of the different books 
if the snered canon, as it wiw to c^s^ah- 
li.-'b the facts of ins|>iiation ivbitive In 
this pricebr'S volume wo How call the 
Itibb-. 



The first qufatinn, tlierefi.re, which 
presents itsoU" to onr eonsideralion is, 
what is meant, or what arc we to under- 
stand by the term in»piration t Inspi- 
ration as Hsetl by the apostle from the 
Gri-ek in 2nd Timothy, IRtb verse and 
3rd cbapler— pa-n graphn- tlfoiumMoi, 
evidently means that all Fciipture is giv- 
en through or by a juipernntural infiu- 
ence, because the word tlirojmmton, whieh 
wc have just now (pioled, implieji an ex- 
tra-mundane agency, a self-conscious, in- 
telligent, voluntary ngent, possessing all 
the nttribntes of our spirits, witliout lim- 
itation, and to an infinite degree. But 
this .special influence, through which a 
revelation nf truth and duty were given 
unto us, must, of course, be distinguish- 
ed from the providential agency of God, 
whieh is everywhere present and con- 
stantly in operation throughout the uni- 
vei-se. According to the Scriptures, all 
tliose effects which are nf a spiritual 
nalnre miiei be attrihiited to ii supernatur- 
al cause, while on ihcother hand, all ual- 
ural effects me hut the result of natural 
causes. No less obvious is the distinc- 
tion, which the Bihlo itself makes in re- 
gard to the ever blessed and gracious 
operations of the Spirit upon all true be- 
lievers, and those by whieh he confers 
special and extaonlioary gifis upon cer- 
tain individuals toijualify them for high- 
er and more important dulira. 

luHpiralion, therefore, must not l-e 
confonnded with spiritnal illuniiiiatinn. 
They differ as to their subjects, cs|ieeial- 
ly so in their various effects. The sub- 
jects of inspiration are all such, wlio are 
chosen or set apart for a special work, 
while tlie subjects of spiritual illumina- 
tiim are all such who, profess faith iu 
Christ aud who exemplify tlic Christian 
character. The design of spiritual illu- 
mination is tomAke men and women more 
holy, while inspiration is more particu- 
larly dv'sit.'ned to make or render certain 
individuals infallible in what they say 
or teach. Spiritual illumination liasako 
a sanctifying effect npou its subjects, 
while inspiration is designed to secure 
infallibility and to preserve from error 
what has been revealed through spiritual 
illumination. 

Caiaphas, the high priest, it is sai 1, iu 
Jno. II: 15, preilicted things iu regard 
to Christ which as the uarative saj-s. 
"He spake not of himself." Pei^ous of 
a vile and profane character may be 
made the subjects of inspiration without 
even experiencing a change of heart. 

Balaam, a pi-ophet of the city Pcllior, 
on the Euphrates, whose history can be 
found in Numbers 22 to the close of the 
2-5tb elKi})ter. AUo 31 : 2, 7. 8. See 
also Mich. : 5. 2 Pet. 2 : 15, Jnde 11, 
Ucv. 2: 1-1 is a proof of tlie fact. In 
the judgement day many will ho able to 
say, " Lord, Loi-d, have we not prophe- 
sied in thy uanic,^aud iu thy mime cast 
out devils, — they were even [^osscs^ed 
with supernatural powers, — and in thy 
name done many wonderful works?" 
To whom the Judge will answer, " I iicv 
er new you, depart from me, ye that 
work iiiLpilty," JIatt. 7 : 22, 23.' 

J. T. Meyers. 



BIBLE EVENTS. 

On the sixth day titmi the beginning, 
Adam was crcAte<l ; lie liveiL nine buii- 
dretl and thirty years, and died uuo hun- 
divd and twenty-six years before the 
birth of Noah. Abnibani was born only 
two years after the death of Noah ; so 
that, from the death of Aduni to the 
birth of Abraham, there were only one 
iuuidu'd and tweuty-eigbt years iu which 
one of these three did not Uve. 

Mctluisclah wa.'i horn two hundivd and 
forty-thi-co years befiav tliedcnthof Ad' 
am. and died the sjune year of the flood, 
at whii'h time Shcm was ninety-iigbl 
yeni> old. Adam and Mitlui-elah .veiv 



contemi-.rary 2-J3ycni-s: which was am- 
ple time for the former In impart to the 
latter hi« entire collection of knowledge. 
Shem had the pleasure of spending nine- 
ty-eight years of his in the days of Me- 
tbutelah, and hence had time to become 
well acfpiainled with Methusolnh'a vaj-t 
•lock of information, which be had re- 
ceived from the lips nf Adam. 

While Shem was widely favored with 
the reception of knowledge frcim one 
who bad seen ihe face of the first man, 
he aha eiijoyeil the pleasure of impart- 
ing it to the world until Laac was fiftv 
years old ; when, in a good old age he 
died, only ten years before the birth of 
Jacob, twenty-five years bcfi.re thedialh 
of Abnibam, nnd ten years after the 
marriage of Tsimc and Rebecca. 

Shem was permitted to 8ce and learn 
that whieh has long l)ccii the wonder of 
the early history of the world. He en- 
joyed ninety-eight years of Methusclahs 
life, saw Ihe building and completion of 
the ark, was one of the eight who sur- 
vived the mundane deluge nnd once 
more beheld ibe uninhabited earth ; he 
Mw the hnihling of the tower of Babel, 
beheld its downfall, the confusion of lan- 
guage, and di.spereion ..f mankind 
throughout all parls of ihe then known 
world : >i\v. Nimrod lay the funndalion 
of Babylon; beheld Europe, A^in, aud 
Afriia settled hy the three races of man- 
kind ; beheld the time of Abraham's 
birth, the journey to Canaan, his nmr- 
riage with Sarnli, the birth of Ishmael. 
and of Isaac ; saw the cities of the plains 
laid low, and was alive when Abraham 
oflered his son Isaac. Such an eventful 
life in an 'nirly agi-, but few have livt-d. 

Thoughts By The Way. 

Judge lint, thai ije he not judged. — 
Malt, vii: 1. 

Do I regard the conduct of others 
with the same charity and mercy that 
I would have God show to mine? If 
ever templed to judge my fellow-men, do 
I remember that to do it, is to dare lo 
assume au ofliee which G(kI ehiinis for 
himself? Do I avoid discussing the 
characters and aflaire of my neighlwrs ; 
and never, by word or look, saueliou it 
on the |)art of ntbers? Rather do I 
lake the part of the ab(«nl, and initiml 
of exposing their fanlls, endeavor to 
speak, if not a gooil. at Ka^t a kind 
word for them? 



BE PATIENT. 

Be patient with your friends. They 
are neither omniscient nor otnuiputcnl. 
They cannot see your heart, mid uiav 
misundei-sland you. They do not know 
what is best for you, aud may select 
what is wi>rst. Their arms arv short, 
aud they may not be able to reiich what 
you ask. What if also lliey lack purity 
of purpose and tenacity of aftecliou ; do 
not you also lack these graivs? IV 
tienee is your refuge. Endure, aud in 
enduring contiuer ibem, and if not them, 
then at least youi-self. AWive all be ynx- 
lient with your l»elovwl. I/jve is the 
htr-i thing on the earth, but it is lo he 
lmndle<l tenderly, and im|iaiieuc« U a 
uuiise that kills it. 

Be patient with your pains and i-aPEs. 
Wc know it is easy to sjiy and hanl to 
do. But, dear child, you nm>t Iv |«- 
lieiit. Three ibings arc fcilltsl by endur- 
ing theui, aud made stmng to bile and 
sling by ft-eiling tbem with your fn-;* 
ami feaiv. There is no imn or care tlunt 
can last long. None of llwrn shall «i< 
ler the city of Gwl. A Utile while autl 
yon shall leave In-hind you the wln4e 
tiMop nf bowling Iniubles and toivpct in 
your fii-st swei't hour of rwl that !uvh 
thill!?* wviv on earth.— .Wr/A.^/iJ. 



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,r ilie W..1I.I (ill- iii'Jii- than Uk- religion 
„r Jesus. The workl as well as the 
fliiirch is loo lull uf lofBo I'lim^lp'^^ t''"' 
have Utile ..r no stability about them ; 
principles that were H«t first ciirefully 
coniimrcJ with the g<aiH-l, before being 
adopted. 

A brother walks into the carriaKe 
shop to iiurchiLsc » vebiclo for the use of 
biniselfnnd fiunilv. T be gosi)cl ninliiml 
pr.irits of phiiun.^ not b^iiig very lirni- 
jy iic-t ill hU riiiiul.be makes a purdiaso 
tiii.l he may uficrwardi. regret, because 
ho has viohiloil some of the principtis 
of gospel plniniics.s. llo had no set 
principles against the use of silver as 
ornamcuW, nor wiis his mind fully setllM 
iigainst ihc fine Irininiing with wliich his 
new carriage b so jirofusely ilecomted 



_. jilinal principle of iilaiiiiicffi firmly set 
in lii^iniiwl, ordered a ciuringe, with the 
explicit underelitndiiig tlmt if it wfts uot 
made plain, — without orimmeuls and 
ilisplay trimmings, he would not be und- 
er any obligations to tjike it. This was 
the i-cHiilt of set piincipleri as a rwlc of 
action. 

The want of set and well-esUiblislietl 
jiriiiciplci is frwpiently thowii in the 
giXKU wc purchase for wcjiring 
lindd are uot sufficiently firmly s 
faiiist fine a|ijiai-cl ami costly array, 
..jid hence Ihe ibrhiddeii material is jiur- 
cha.>5tMl and coutieipifully worn. The 
want of these set priiiclpla4. is wlint prr- 
niil8 »isti'i>f til be prompted to ilennnU 
their garments with rulHea and orniim- 
enlal tiimmiugs, thus leading gradually 
towards the vanities of the world. If 

their hearts ^ 

these supei-fluitie^i, tliey would be much 



mly settled ngaiunt gnu^-, and il 



iwrt of the counlrv. 

Wi: luie mi^lJikin in saying tlmt IJro. 
.i. \V. Suin's ndiliv^s m\.* clmugod to 
A'l'frif V Mo. Wc sliould liave said New- 
l.,:>ia, Newton Uo.. Mo. Itilebey is Ids 
mili^md ^t^iliitn four mile.-! olF, hut New- 
|oni:l ia hi" p«H ollice and phicu of rcJi- 
d'.-nnv Mis convsp.milent< will make ft 
nol-of Ihi^. 

XoT long since, a man ejiniiMidisluiicc 
(,f Bcvcniy-livo miles to the brelhren iu 
Sniulh WeiL Mo. to be bi\i)ti/.e<l. He 
livwl ill Cherokee Valley. Mo., where 
there are i-even members at the present 
;;,,„' When last heard from, a few days 
111,.. IliUery was with them labor- 
. build up tlia caure of .Icsuii 

TiJiwi; who have not been getting the 
Mc-iicn^cr, and are now ree^-iving TliK 
liKCTiiltntf AT WoHK can rest perfectly 
t-aay about the pay. Mauy brotbreu feel- 
ing' confident that the paper is goiug to 
stand up firmly for the gospel lis it is in 
Christ JejiHS Bcnd in money to pay for 
the paiwr to he sent to this and that one 
whom they think will be benefited by 
i-cadiiig it. In tb's \vuy many who have 
not t'-ihceribed for the [mper are receiv- 
ing it regularly. 

In order that things move along a 
)ittl(! nion;! snioothly in public meetings, 
and that ihojc who^e duly it is to offici- 

nt.on -aeh oee«»ion. may "-'^ i'^ the bab;i";^u;in;^"iaie'w;.S' and also 

.„.den,U,.d each other, we thought tool- ^^^^ j,, ^.„i, „,.,1 ,,„iai ,,^,.,^. 

for the foUowing (-iigj^eslion? ; but before V '^ ** ,.^ ■■ 

dying so will state that in the opening 

prayer of onr meeting, when there are a 

iiuinlKT uf minisiterjf [iresent, there is 

souK'limta n consideuiblo delay after 

kiiecliiig before any one leads in prayei- — 

resulting fiMin one waiting or depend in*,' 

I.II anollier to lead. Now in onhr to 

aviii<l llii-* iinpKiL-sant delay we siigj;e.^l a 

rcniisly, and that i-. hi il be giiierally 

inider^lMiid Ibat lh<- one uhoujieils mecl- 

iiig will hiid in the fii>t juayer. We niv 

of the impression if lhi:< rule were gen- 

cr.illy adopl-Illie <ipeniiig exercises of 

imr mecliugs would be more eilifying. 



„e drunkni-ds wUh. Precisely so in 
treatment of the faith-alone theory- 



Some have become drunken with tb 
(."iiijitiiigljevemgc so frvely hmided oiil 
hence llio ueccssily of letting the gospe 



into it. 



We are referml to WaLson. Lowerj. 
Schmucker. and a nund>er of othera, to 
Ihe faith-alone theory. J»st n» d 
UK*e men were the anthois of eternal 
ealvalion! Whv not refer us to King 
Jrens' plan of salvation ? He has giveu 
unto us the infallible rules of failb and 
praeliee, and that is enowgh. Jictla 
rules cannot be made. Other rules may 
bo good, hut those of King Je^us are 
better. 

In his Guide to salvation, the Lord 
has set forth that, "being justified by 
faitb, we have peace with (Jod" (Rom. 
5: 1). Mark well, il reads "jvsTini^n 
BY KAlTll"— iiotby/<i(U afoHf. At an- 
other phic-e in the Lnd's jdan of salva- 
tion, we read that his children arc "jus- 
tified freely by his. grace, through re- 
demption." Give close attention, for it 
reads. "Ju*tljieil/rei-ly by hi" grace— not 
bis grace alone, for that would exclude 
justification by faith. Going a little fiir- 
iber, we read that, "being now justified 
by bis blood, we shall be saved fron 
wrath through hini." Don't be in a bur 
ry with your reading, but note carefully 
tiiat Christ's book says, we "beiiiff now 
jmfijied bf Aw 6/ood,"— not his blood 
alone-" iiiall be mvti! from wralh Oiraugh 
Am." Not hy blood alone, for that 
ivoidd exclude grace and faith. .'^td 
passing on iu tlic Perfect Law. wc are 
able to read that, "ye " (the children of 
God) "ai-e justified in the name of the 
Lord Jesus, and by the spirit of ou 
God." 

Here it if^ in plain iv..rd-'. jU-srii-lKn 
IN THE NAMK OK TITK LORD Je9U9,— 
not in the»'(i(Kof iheLml Jeinis «/o/ic, 
but also " BY Tin; Snitrr of ouk God.' 

Not " IN THE NAME," and •' BT TOE Sril! 

alone, for that would exclude faith, 



L' blood of King.Ie. 



Still looking into the truth of 



,l,cre will al.-o he plenty -I !'■«■ 
„d tracts for fi^e distribution. I - 
,he brethren have not been piq""*-! 
todohnok printing, and W-.-'Were 
Ilpelledto'havc such work done a 

other office.^. But wc now have a pm^ 
Sffi. doing all kimis of b..«^ 

,.,..I,l.lot work, and will -«"«;. 
Lisary bindery U.ols; and will the H 

fully prepared to print any ihmc »hat 
„„^c./eededlom.e.-essfidlye.u.ryon 
Svork begun by the TraetA.socudnui. 
We hm-- soon to ho able to annouiue 
some favorable actions looking to the | 
support and success of the present move-, 

ment which is now being worked up. | 

Pcrliaiwitisscareely nceessary to ic- 

,„„rk that the Tract work, OS a busme-^ 

intbc IJrolberhood originated «'l" "^. 
and that we were the fir.t to take hold ot 

it and aner much hard lalwr have now 
..Iceeedediu bringing it up to its present 
point of success. However, we have not 
hccn alone iu this good work. Froiu the 
begiiiniug to the present time we have 
had the liberal patronage of the reading 
part of the general liiTitherhood, luid 
luivc been much aided by their help 
and advice. 

Things now, bowovev, are assuming a 
ipiite ditTeront »u.t much better shape— 
a shape that ihousaiids of uiemliers have 
been desiring for yeai-s. though never 
could get it accomplished :— /. <■■ ti tract 
institution and n good Publishing House 
seiuliug forth good sound liieralure de- 
fending the faith and praclico of the j 
Brethren. In support of this enterprise | 
we get encouraging news from jnany i 
part^ of the Brotherhood, and many ] 
prjmi-'es of support aud encouragement 
generally. We believe the euterpric 
will be li success without question, os it 
is Ihe only thing of the kind now in the 
Brotherhood, aud win be conducted upon 
ft plan that will [irovc itself quite eeo- 
iiomii'al ill every reipoct. Therefore wc 
hope to see our brethren aud sistci-s in 
every jiarl of the land lake hold of the 
work and help push it forward to useful 
success, that the distinctive principles of 
the Brethren's fidlh and pi-aclieeinay 1 
ubly and clearly defi-iidifl. andsealUTcd 
broadcast over this broad himl. Let u; 
bear from you, and in connection witi 
such donation* as may be odcivd, do not 
fail to (.end us your thoughts or cncour- 
agcmenl^ relating to the iuslituliou that 
d in working up. 



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CiiiiliiiiiH )<» ptunplilclti na<l Irncix, 

4 Trine Iinincrsion Traced to ii,(. 

Apostles. 
4 Perfect Plan of Salvation. 
4 Evangelical Obedience. 
4 One IJapti:*ni. 
4 Oue Faith. 

7 Origin of Siiigb' Imniei-son. 
G Why I left the Ibij.tist Cbnnl.. 

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CuiiliiiiiH IIB iiiuiiplilcls riTid inicU 
G Triue IinmcBion traced to the Apo- 

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Perfect Pliiu of Halvation. 
C ICvangelical Obodieiiee. 
G One Baptism, 
(i Oue Faith. 

18 Orisrin of Single Immersion. 
'20 Why I K'I'l Ih"- Ibiptist Chm-.b. 

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."J Trine Imnieivion Traced to t!i.' 
Apostles. 

3 perfect Plan of Salvation. 

4 Kvangelical Obedience. 

5 One Baptism. 
4 One Failli. 

4 Chri-rtianily Utterly Incompatible 
with War. 

10 Sabbatism. 

17 Campbellism Weighed in the Bal- 
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20 Oiigin of Single Immersion. 

8 Why I left the Baptist Chuirb. 

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15 One Baptism. 
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30 Origin of Kiiigle Iinmen-iou. 
18 Why I lell the Baidist Chuvch. 



these supeiiluities, they wouia be mncn ami luoMug uitu .hl ^...... v. -.... 

better prepared to resist all temptations Lord and Master, we read. "Ihat by 
thus presented. Paul's iwsitive iiijuuc- worh n man u jmtlfied, and not by Jailh 
tion against the use of pearls and gold only." Not by works alone.— not by 
OS ornaments is not sufficiently grounded faith alone,— not by grace nionc,— 
and firmly set iu the minds of mauy of not by blood ab.nc,— not in the 

our people. They have not fully made - 

lip their niiuds to uidlinehingly resist 
and ojjposethcac forbidden things. For 
this rrti^ou jewelry in the form of a ling 
or breast )>in or some other ornament 
tind their way to many, audareaccc:pted 
without scarcely any rellcction. All 
lliis is for the want of a set deWrmiua- 
lion to stand up to gosjiel oi-dcr. 

Professing people are much given to 



SET PRINCIPLES. 

1 ti-day the worhl i» full of piojilc who 
]iav« no wi primiplua regarding right 
and wrong, ihey arc turned to and fro 
by cvtTy wind of doetriue — hilve no 
(■anlinal iioiiiU in the great work of 
(;imMliiinily. Kverytbing is lell cither 
to the iiniirci^ioii of the moment, or is at 
once ii^ttle^l by a very loose proec^ of 

thing liktr ;<r/y/rii(c/;j/«« re- 
wronp — cmbrncing 



The opiwrlunity pi'csents JlBclf, 
and they are not prepared to resist the 
temptation; for llie simple re:ison, that 
tliey have not fully Hcllled down upon 
any certidn or delinile piineiple regard- 
ing their conversation, IJetweeii Chris- 
tiaiiily and worldliuc»s Ihe line of dis- 
iocliou ia not very eleiiily drawn in 
their miiulif; in short they have never 
fully determined to avoid the use of idle 
.•ci-saLion. The nicds and bound 
if the Christian'.'* conversation have 
■r been a i^nbjcct of very xerious 
lli.m^lht with many of iheni. We be- 
il to be the duty .d" every Cbrisllaii 
man and woman to have their minds dis- 
tiiielly aud lirinly settled on this as well 
as all other gospel dnti's. The manner 
and course of our convei'sation sliouhl he 
thei<nbjeel of much and teiiuus thought, 
and we cannot cxjiect U) esenpe the inul- 
ti|>lied evils ri^nlliug from vain and idle 
convci-patiiin, until wc fully determine to 
rt»<ist it with all our might and )>ower. — 
Wc must have the set principles firmly 
Kcllled and rooted iu our minds. 



«/iftfr Ui it. 



ktc kitoio lo be right, and then 
The time ha^ now roine that 



uoi) W'liiicn, iL" the saying i.>', muet 



"FAITH ALONE.' 



Ill tr.aliii^ Ihis.-ubje..!. ' 
likely please all. True, w< 
I.I, f.,r it il- onr duty lo pi 



name of the Lord Jesus alone, — 
. by the spirit alone, — not by 
wi.rks alone but by Jallh, ?'"«.■. worh, the 
blood of Christ, the name of Christ, and 
by the spirit arc wo justified. Justified 
by the action of God,— j»'^l"''>'^'' ''y ^•''^ 
work of Christ, and justified by perform- 
ing the [lart assigned to us by our Jjord 
aud Master. Having now shown how 
eompleU-ly the "word of truth" ovev- 
._..-ows all the theories that are uot root- 
ed in the word of (Jod, we lay Ihe sul.- 
jccl over until next week. IC. 

The Traft Association. 

Wr hope ere long to announce that 
the Tract Amoeialion will soou be ready 
Tor rcgnlar operations in tract work. 
We will toon send to all donors iIh^ 
names of a nnmber of brelhren residing 
in Northern HI., Ir..ni whieb each donor 
will sclcLl five iiauic.'< to c-oii>litiile the 
Board of Mnnngci's. This Board will 
then ap|)oiut ft Keailing Committee and 
we will then be ready for Inisines-J. 

By relerring to the fii-stniiniber of our 
pa[)er the plans tt'c pertaining lo the 
formation and working of the Associa- 
tion may be seen ; and it will there be ob- 
served that nolhing is to he |)ublished 
that will be dclrimenUil lo Iho plain 
teachingTi of the gospel as generally un- 
derstood by Iho Brethren ; hence all 
books. |)amphlets and trucls must iicc- 
e8.-iarily be examined by the Rending 
Committee bcfinv being published. This 
nielhod will llmiw a salcgnard around 
the inslilnliou and prevent fiil;*e doctrine 
and erroneous priiici|)lcs I'roni griing be- 
fore llie eliurch and world, 
stinll not l*y •''■'^ urraugemcnl, reading mnlter 
would like ean lie sohl a great deal cheaper than in 
•ame lime 



Church Libraries. 

80 liir niiich good Im.* allended ihc 
]iro|>er use of piinipbletri and traeti", de- 
fending the doctrine and jiraetiec of the 
Brethren. Ililberlo churches have gcii- 
erly made their own selectioui*, and oe- 
oasioually letltheselectioii tons. Butaa 
there are many congregations that wish 
to use the Brelhreu's liieralure, in their 
community, in connection with pi'cacb- 
ing in spreading the truth, it ha* been 
suggested Ut us that wc make up Church 
Jjibrarics of different pamphlets and 
tracts, lo be had at various prices from 



Library No. S- P"ce, $iaoo, 

Coiilniii* iriOiiain|ililt'i!"ii>'l Imcl^. 
10 Trine Iniiuersinti Traced lo the 

Aiwstles. 
l.') Perfect I'lan of Nilvatinu. 

10 Evangelic-al Obe<lience. 
21 One Baptism. 

11 One Fiiitli. 

S Chnsliiinily Ull-ily In opaliblo 

with War. 
21 Sabbalism. 

20 Why 1 lell the Bai.li-1 Cbunb, 
Hi Campbellism WeigJK.I in ibe Hid- 

ances niiii found Wanting. 
18 Origin of Single linmei-sioii. 

Any of the Inllowing books can bo 
adrlcd to either of the above Librari.^ 
jit the annexed prices, on vondiliou thui 
(lirt/ arc ordrrid mth Ihc Lihrarii-; but 
wilt iiol hr Mid ttfjiaralc/y at Ihcac print : 
Miller's Defence of ihc Doctriiicuf 

Ihe Brelhren ■ i^-f^ 

Beers* Piissi.ver nn.l Lord's Pnpp.-v .'• 



K:^h(.-Inmn's Vital Piety 



which eliurchis and niembera could Jfoouiaw and Jackson's writUn I 



make a scleclioii. 'Wc have now com- 
plied with ih'ii request, and ]iut up these 
Libraries in si«c, ami at very low rates 
so th]il even the poorest churches will be 
able to purchase anrl UrfC them. 

The be.-'t method for using these piim- 
phleLs, thai we have heard of so fur, ia 
tliu following: Irft each chinch thnl 
purchases one of tlicac Librariiw n|i)ioint 
a brother to attend to it. It will then 
be the duty of that Bro. lo hand these 
pamphlets and tracl.s out to oulaideis at 
meeting, requcsling Iheni to carefully 
read and return them by the next meet- 
ing. The librarian will then take up the 
painphh-l.s which he gave out at Ihc 
'ting before, and change them, by 
giving In each one who returns bis pani- 
|)blct another wbieli he has not read: 
and so on till all have had an opportu- 

ily of reading each treatise. The work 
may then be carried on nt some oLiior 
point in the same way. 

Kvcn individual niembera liv'ng 
in .mnnll ehurebes where ihcrc is not 
much preaching, could do well by pur- 
chasing one of the small Libraries and 
using it aller the same manner. Tbos" 
who wish Ui add books to llio Librar 



bate on Trine Imineisioi 
Ncnd's Theological Works 
Qniiilcr and Snyder's Ilelmle 



.40 
1.10 

,i;o 



when it any other way, and at I 



Private Library. Price, $6.00, 

CiiilHius KUL- .-..i-y n.fl> ..r lliii r..H.i>vin,f ",.rl.,. 

Miller's Defence of the Doctrine ff 
tin- Bielbrcn. 

Beci^i' Passover and Lord's Suppn'. 

K-lulnian's Vital Pietv. 

Mdomaw am) Jaeksoirs Dtbate. 

Nead's Theological Worlds. 

(Juinler and Sovder's D.bate, 

Monre';;Tiiue IniMiir ion. 

Moore's Peili-et Plan ..f Salvation. 

Stein's Fviingclieiil Ol.eilimee. 

Moon's One Baptism. 

K^hehnan's One Failli. 

Sleiu'.. Cliristianity lUlerly Ii»'""'|i"'' 
ibic Willi War. 

K,dielmauVSabl(alinu. 

Moore's Cnmi.belli.m Wciglie.l »uJ 
Ibiind Wanting. 

(iuinler's Origin of Single Ini»i.rM>'ii- 

Sleiu'3 Why I left the iJapllat (-'I""''"' 



eiiii do 



■ any 



On iecei|ilof the given i 
the above Libraries will I"' sent pre !'i"'l 
to any part of the United Slates oi*'""" 
ada. When ordering, juwl *'"1' *'"'' ''^ 
liniiy No. 1, 2, or whalever V'"' '""J 
It.. Give both your Pod Ofii '"" 



«o ut very low rutes, 
as given ill couiieeiiun with the prices of I Bxpic-w ollice, also count 
Ihc dillcrent Libraries. plainly written. 



eChristian Religion, Its Claims. 






,f llic Cliiistiu 



lice prnviiij; tin- 
I'eligiuii. It is 



ilic t'Hly i-eligi'Hi tliiit meets the wauls uf 
II !in<l proves ii blessing to oiir race. 
'l'|ii»"evi"loiite proves it is iiom God. To 

liio Inwa of iiatui-e. Take the Imnli turn- 
,1 oil tlic green paalnres: — it grows and 
UirivM in dcliglit ; it skips over tlie hills 
,,„j„yiiig all the bwuities of nature, 
lienuisc tli^y "^'^"^ '"^ wanta; it is satiiifi- 
eil it is fnll "f hai'I'i"P*3- I*"* P^n it in 
fl c'lige, feed it on incut only, and all iu 
]j„p.,ii„.5S is gone, it dwindles away, suf- 
(>•[•' and die?, because ila wnnU arc not 
-uti^lied. We know tlie Creutor made 
ill,' crieon pastures to meet the wants and 
sali.'^fv the nature of the lamb. And we 
l(ii,AV too tlie cage »nd meat are falae, 
c contrary to it^ nature and to the laws 
oi' llie Creator. As it is with the lamb 
J it is with all else, the birds of tlie air 
ic ill nil the happiness of their natnre 
iliilo free in the element tlieir Creator 
made to -■'atisfy [lieir wnnti. But twke 
llii'iii away from tlie fountains which 
iiuct5 thi'ir wants, niiwi'ry and death fiil- 
\a\\* the violfttioHfl of God's law. The 
siuiie l3 true of man — give him that 
truth, that reti^iou which meets the 
wants iif his nature in soul, body and 
ppiiit, inimilly, mentally, sjiiiitually 
atid he ri^oices in all the happiness \m 
full development can give, because all bis 
wauls are supplied at the fountain his 
(■ri'ator has provided. But take away 
I man that which salisfi&s this meii- 
liil and spiritual nature, give Iilin only 
the siipoi-stition, delusion, the diirkness 
iif iilohitry, they meet iiiit the wants of 
(Hir race, but leave man like the bird 
>liorii of its feathei"s or the Iamb fed on 
iiuiiil, to live in pain and want and die 
without development in mind or spirit. 

Then Inok at the Pagan religion, see if 
t iiicel.^ the wants and gives happiness 
iMiur rare: if it doi>j not, we know tt is 
hit of God. Go In the river Nile, there 
S'T the Pagan mollier come with her lir.st 
liiirii and eii^t her innocent child into lis 
ed waves tj> be eaten by the mons- 
Ii'm of the deep. She doei ibis because 
lur religion teaches her to do so. Go to 
Ihe shrine of Jugenmnt, see her eliilil 
cast before its wheels to die. This false 
religion t4ikes the cbild from ils home 
and ils niolhei', with the noblest part of 
liiiiiian imtiire — a " mothei's love" en- 
Iwiiiin].' amunil i(. We know ibis relig- 
liii is a falsehood, lieeau.so it is eontrary 
'I the imturc and wauls of both the 
iiiitlur and the child: it is iis coulrnry 
" Ihc waiitt iif uuiii as the meal is tu the 
iiiidi. It bring:?^ sorrow and giief to the 
luavt of ihc muiber, pain anil dialh to 
I' child with ini hope or projpect of 
IT meeting beyond the river. Iiicuch 
11 reliaiiiii, luvc, mercy, humanity nre all 
td and sunk beiiciith the waves of 
lirxiii. It CUM III) iiiuri; meet the 
lal wiiiil.^ and dcveloii man's moral 
ciilal naliii'c ihiiii iiKiil can lecd 
ll>.' iainb. 

I'm not .so with the Christian religion. 
'I'like that mollier and her obild over lo 
all ilicblc><siiig3 of the Christian religion ; 
hange iiH fi-Miu midnighl darkness lill 
i'liday comes nver her. It kindles 
I w with spiritual life the love of a 
'Iher ibr her child, teaching her lo 
labiir I'm- the good, for the wcllfare of 
licr chilli in soul, body and spirit, and 
if her child betaken away by dealb, it 
■mcs I,, lii-i- with all the Idtwings of 
inioilality, teaching her that the im- 
I'llal >.pirit of her littlt- child lives ou 
llio .spirit world. And the Christian 
lii;ion comes with thn dc)ctrinc of a 
inrreclion, telling hor in ihe glorious 
liken,"., uf the Son f»f God, it :<hall rise 
'igain.lii live by the pnwer nf an eiallcHi 
The .■vidJncc.'omes before her eyes 
(•■r (u>.\ Milt il in (biist (,. meet her 
'' ill niiiirl and spirit: in himshesees 
lilc children lakcn up and blessed, 
she sccH (ho daughter of .lairiis, the 
willow* son, tliB moldering l<n/arus re- 
ore I to life again. In him she sees the 
Mirrcctiiin from tlu! dead when the aii- 
t;cl.s nay: He i.s nut here he is risen. 
There at tho empty grave of a risen Sav- 
sh : ^eel the cvideucu of it rusunectioii 



^I'liii: i^itK-niKKN A^r woi<k. 



''^"■."■'■" '■ '""I ^^l'"' she bid. it fare- 

well at the silent grave, she can b„,k 
beyond the sorrows of earth, up In the 
spiritlftudin-'ft eity which bath fouii- 
dutions, whoao maker and builder U 
Godfaecher loved one iu thp gulden 
oily there waiting her i., (-nmo home to 
the house not made with bauds. These 
sorrows of earth turn iior own heart raoio 
to the spirit world and spirit life: with 
brightening glowing hope, she lives and 
labore in all that is righteous, good and 
holy. It sweetens her cup, purUics her 
soul in obeying the truth, while -he lives 
and trusts and waits iu Christ, until the 
appointed time of victory comes; then 
■■ Jc«iis cnn iiinkc Dip dying bc,l. 
Soft lis ilijwny iiillows nro," 
because the Cbrisliau religion is sent 
down from heaven to meet the wants of 
her soul, body and sjiirit; to give her 
luippiuess in spite of all the sorrows of 
death. We know it is the truth of God 
to her, it is the fountain whieh feeds the 
mind and spirit and gives happiness, 
though the body sinks down in death. 

The Christian religion not only meets 
the wants of our race iu sonow and 
death, but in all the conditions and du- 
tiiM of life, it leads the Christian in the 
way, tho high way to certain liappinc&i 
and victory. It teaches ihe nuwt i>er- 
fect and certain rules of life to bring 
Iiappintss and peace on earlli, good will 
to men and glory to God in the highest. 
Il teaches tlio duty of husbands and 
wives, pareuts and children, masters and 
servants, rulei-s and subject:", rich and 
poor, love to all, mercy and kindiics! to 
the whole nice of man. These duties 
are all given in the life and teacbiugs of 
the Son of God ; and we kuow they meet 
the wants of society and bring the grenl- 
est happiness possible for man in this 
life. They are truths of God revealed to 
man, to save him frcin sin and jtrcparc 
liiin for the enjoyment of tlio world to 

The Christinn religion comes to man 
with s[)iritual light and power. It 
briiigi. il? bla-siugi- lo the mind, the heart, 
the spii ilnal iiatoiv of man tu raise his 
desire- ami Hllcclions lo a higher and irn- 
bler life; lo develoji and inspire his feel- 
ings, bis heart, bis intellect, hissmd with 
the blessed m^ss of a righteous , holy and 
spiritual lili-. devoted to the work of re- 
storing a fallen race l)ack again to God. 
This .spiriluiil power of the Chri-stian re- 
ligion which reachia down tn the higher, 
the spiritual nature of man, is the only 
fiiiinlain that can meet the wants of 
man, nod give happiness living ordylng. 
All the wealth and honors of earlli can 
never satisfy the wants of the spirit 
when man comes lo cIAnge worlds. 
Kings have tried them all; allcr con- 
ipieving the world died in sorrow and 
Ironble, becsiU'e it all could not satisfy 
tho wants of the iinmorlal siurit. Uilt 
n,.t^owith the .spiritual jiower of the 
Christian religion, when blended m ihe 
spirit, the heart, the feeling and life of 
man, il brings happiness and peace in 
spite of all the atlUclions of earth. Tn 
Ihecold, danipdimgciiii of I'hilippi. bound 
in the .-.Incliy. ihe happine-v- and peace of 
tlie ^.ml burst forth in r^migs of praise. 
In [lovcily and want, the dying beggar 
at llie rich mans gale could fe.l the t,ineli 
of angel hands, lo carry him homo to 
Abrabam^boaom. So with Ihchoslof ihe 
righlcouft, who have gone before, proving 
ihe power of the Christian religion to 
meet the wanln of man in might ami 
spirit. 

Since we know lliRse nro the blessings 
of the Christian religion brought to our 
race, What arc it« claims upon us? All 
that is lasting, all that lives beyond Ihe 
short span of life to ble<s and benefit us, 
is in the work of religion. .Vll our hilior. 
all wo do in the cause of Christianity 
bring-i il9 reward in the spiritual life. As 
the talents improved it comes up iu our 
account: "Well done thou good and 
faithful servant." It.s claims n|ion us 
are stnmg in pmpoitiou lo the bltwiings 
il gives, strong because all else fade^ and 
die.i with the corruption of moth ami 
rust. We arc not our own. "Wo an- 
bouglil with a price:" stewanis accounl- 
ablc f.ir all we h.n-r and mr. When we 
come to give nccouiiL of our slewardship. 
all llie joy:* and n-waiil will eouie fnuu 
the lalior, the work, ibe lime, tho means 
wo luive spent in the caiiJio of Uhri»tian- 
itV. Not a Clip of lold water, not a 



li of exhorlation, not a sermon, uolu 
song or prayer, m.t a dollar of onr means, 
not a Inrlhing of all .air labnr in the 
cause of our Master but what it brings 
a rich reward in the day of our account. 
Some fearing ones may hesitaU- to do 
a little labor, or spend a little immoy or 
time or trouble, they fear it will he for no 
good. 0! my brother do not wait until 
you are cortiiin your eyes 8Co the good; 
only trunl (iod a little to bring the good 
oul of yuur labor or your gift, you will 
see the good when you suttlo with God 
your own account. We can not often 
tell the good that will eomeof our labor 
when we preach or exhort or pray, but ns 
we arc servnnts working for our Master, 
work on us though we could Bee the end 
of our lador. Tho vineyard is hi?, he 
will reckon with us in tho evening. 
Then let us work while it i» day for the 
iiiglit conieth when no man can work. 



practice, in spirit and jmwcr, and form, 
thesamojw when God gave it, that our 
lives, our faith, and pmctiee and church 
be molded by the Cbrifiliuu religion as it 
was made eighteen hundred yearn ago. 
until the God-given God-blcAScd oncncsi 
in mind and spirit and feelings and ap- 
pearance, pervade all the children of 
God. As Jesus prayed that the disciplw* 
might all bfj one let us work for that no- 
ble, thtttheavenly purpose. Then breth- 
ren stop your contending, critici/ing, 
faultrlindiug, di-winwing with each other 
iu our papers; write more to each other 
privately when you do not see alike; 
never engage in erilieizing ^ach other 
publicly until you have mutual under- 
standing privately. Then brethren, let 
U8 not be found writing a^id speaking 
publicly against the dceiaions of our gcn- 
' end brotherhoo<I. Go to A. M. with 



,p, ., , , your views, objections and complaints. 

The widow s mitc would bring agreat j but go not as great " I '• but go to sub- 

leward while the iuisei-s thousnn.Is would ...it and be governed by the counsels of 

perish With him. When we look at the | y^ur brethren, either at A. M. ..r;.,.-n... 



claims the Christian religion has upon us, 
how far they reach, bow high they rise, 
how long they last, how great the reward, 
it should give us energy, zeal and love to 
lend us ou to work, icorA, work for him 
who labored and suflered nnd died for 

We are a little tedious but not done 
yc'., we want to give you a true, a perfect 
deliuitiou of the Christian religion thou 
we have said enough. Shall we give 
you the Westminister Confessiou with 
the church built upon it, and tell you 
that is a peri'eet delinition of the Chris- 
tian religion? We cannot. Shall wc 
take you to Nicene, or Augsburg and tetl 
you either of these is a periect delini- 
tion? We ennnot do that either. Shall 
wcshow you all the six hundred divis- 
ions in Christendom, and tell you that is 
a true definition of the Chiistiiin relig- 
iou? Wc arc not safe in doing tha'. 
Then where shall we go to get beyond all 
doubt a true and perfect delinition ? The 
way is plain as the sun at noonday aud 
shining with superior brighlue^. 

Let mo take you back beyond all the 
work of human councilsto .Iisns and the 
inspired aposll<s, there sliow yon a def- 
inition written by the finger of God: set 
you down where yi>ureyi« can see, your 
enr^ can hear, your heart can understand 
Ihe delinition given by the Ibdy Spirit. 
There .Icsus the great center of the 
Chrislian religimi, by precept and exam- 
ple glvts you a living, divine ilelinitiou. 
There is the faith, all you musl believe, 
there U the practice, all the commands 
as God put them in his church the "pil- 
lar and ground of ibe truth." There is 
the spirit of love and meekness and oiie- 
nc!*. There is the living example nf 
God's holy men and God's ('liureh with 
Jesus Christ the chief corner >tonc. In 
that example— that ehurch, you can sec 
the baptism iu Jordan, the feel-washing 
in the example of our Savior, the supper 
and eomniunioii in the night, with all 
seated at the Lurd's table. You can see 
the apo.stles, after taught the holy ki.ss, 
and tlie holy meu practice it down at 
Kphesus. You can see plninuc&s and 
humility taught, gold and pearl aud co;^!- 
Iv array jk».silively t'orbitlden. You cau 
SCO all that, anil more than wc can nnine 
beiv, just lu il is given in the living, 
working, saving power of the gospel, 
the primitive rcHgion of Jraus. 

Now dear ivaclor, I am soro hei-e is 
the true, the pertecl delinition of the 
Christian religion, for (.iod made it. If 
you will accept it wilhont any change, if 
you will lake it without culling off any 
part of the faith and praclicoof thai tdd 
gospel church, then you Imvo God's def- 
inition in your own heart. Hut if you 
are going to leave out some part of their 
faith and praeliee—tbiiiking il not es- 
.<enlial, or change it ia any point t<i suit 
the customs or linu':s in whieh you live, 
iheii you have a (h'liuilion of your own 
opiidon, und not of tho Christian i-elig- 
ion, for there is no true and perfect <leli- 
uilion, except ihe one God ha-s given. 
And what nro its claims upon 1:9? Tho 
apostle tolls us, when he say.s "Contend 
earnestly Ibr the faith once dcHveivd to 
Ihe saints,"— the claims nf iheChrihlian 
religion, and Ihat we kwp every part of 
it — all Ihe precepts, the example of the 
priinilive Cliri».tians who were Iwl by the 
Holy S|tirit, ihe example of our Saviour 
and hi* teaching be kept pure, holy, un- 
changed, a living system of faith aud 



church at home: go every where work- 
ing for the cause of Christ, for the broth- 
erhood, for that oneness anjong the 
kindred spirits in the family of God, 
which brings the joys of heaven down to 
earth, and gives brightnes*^, glory and 
power to the ctiiustian Biii.Hiox. 



BAPTISM 

Into Each Na me of the Trioity, 



BY J. W. STEtS. 



But sonu; complain that 

0. li'f *'parale or (flvtdc flu- (lod-hem'. 
We do not. We only obsoiTC the db- 
tiiietioii which the Son himself has n- 
vcalcd. Theiv is a viu-t dilTerence bt- 
tweeu iliiil'iiiijuifhiug and Hi'^andouj. — 
Because we distinguish between llic root 
and trunk and branch of a tree, all of 
which, though diifering from one anoth- 
er, form one sub.-'tnnce, and bestow ujwn 
each such atlention and operations as 
each demands, do wc tlierefoR> divide it? 
Or bewtuac wc ilistvuguish between the 
legislalivc, judicial and executive ]>owers 
of our government, to each of which 
every interest of the government bi'urs 
some sjiecial relation, do we therefore 
diviile the government? or make thrrr 
governments out of it? Surely not. — 
Uut this would be no stranger than to 
accuse us uf sepaniling the Kalher, Sim, 
and Holy Spirit who are nuf hi the v*- 
unicf nf atliriiu- nalure, because we be- 
lieve and oltserve the distinction set forth 
In the text. But some have atlempled 
to criticism by asking 

7. nViiV/i of till: fhrt*< artions tntrofliir- 
<vv ojic into the dirhir famibjf or into 
Cluldf 

If such cavilleis will infuriu me which 
of tliL- surroundings of .lerichocausetlils 
walls to fall ? or by obedience to which of 
the seven iHp^ in Jordan Naanian 
sv was eleauseil ? or what elugts iu the de- 
velopment and progress of faith, rejien- 
tanee ami obedience perfect these sev- 
eral giansV or what ehtuse in my test 
constitutes the baptismal formnliis? or 
what power in the Iriuity eom-tilntes the 
God-head? llu-y will be in the pii-.-e.s^ion 
'of the myj.teiy hy «bich l- ^.dve the dif- 
ficulty proposed in the query. But again 
it is objectcti 

8. 'Villi Ooil'f ntime in one {Zovh. 14: 
Ol. The pn)|>)iet evidently alluding to 
the triumphant state of ihe R'lK-emed 
miiitions ibis, in contrast with the pres- 
ent slate of the World, which has mauy 
/«.(/<; and even where Chrisl is known, 
he is called by dillereut nauics. Hence 
be says, " In ibiit day thert- shall l»o one 
Lo-d i,('hrisl) ami hisiiuaicoinf." There 
ai\) certain single, generic names, bow- 
over, that repres^'iit tlio One Pivinily. 
a-s " 1 Am," " Lord." " Jehovah," " God" 
&^•. Mad the Savior cmmnandetl bnp- 
tism to be pertormed in " the name of 
f,W"..r"of the L,.id" or any other 
single, generic appellation beloiifjiitg lo 
the onr Divinily. ihe ditheulty in ibe 
way of itie single, action wonlil Imve 
bwu obviated, since llie Kulher is Iwlh 
■•Lor.l"ai»l*-G.Hl,"(l\2: 7.U0: H 
the Son is both "lAUtl" and "tiod," 
(IN. 0: tl. John I: 1. IV. -lo: 0. l-m«. 
.'^: 1!), Ilcb. 1 : S, 1"^ 110: 1> and the 
Holy Spirit is htilh " I.ortl "' ami *' Gwl," 
li;cn. 1 : 2. Acts 5: 3. -1. 'i I'or. 3: 17> 
bnl -Mob i> ru.l Ihe case. Injtead of fiml- 



mg 9ne generic lemi for all, wc find the 
llire« distinct uanxi-, "Fatlier," "Hon" 
and " Holy Spirit " into onch of whidi 
we are lo be bapliau?.!. It may not 1« 
ami!«*ju«t hereto notice 

9. •Smile tadc7ift* proj/otcd by nngU ' 
nnmtTtionUts as anal>t/oiu to our Uit lo 
»how Ihiit it mrani onbj one adion.. I do 
lluH as a eaulioii against accepting a «cii- 
U-iicc proposed to he aualogoiw to it 
without first testing \it analogy. Simi- 
lar connective may Hustain similar syn- 
tactical relatioue in dineronl [rarte of 
speech, or different pint* of sentences or 
whole proi«nitions, but r.m in no ease 
make dillercnt tilings convertible or in- 
terchangeable. Some have urged this 
text, " Many shall come from the Eu*t 
and West, aud shall sit down with Abra- 
ham and Isaac and Jaob iu the king- 
dom of heaven" {Molt. 8: \\). They 
fs\y, aeconling to our interpretation of 
the commission, that fAq; would have to 
come from the East, aud then go and 
coinc from the West, and sit <lown with 
Abmham, and then sit di>wn again with 
Isaac and then with Jacob. But the 
text proviM partly too much for 
them and partly too little. 1st. Th-w 
that come from the East will not l>e the 
same that will come from the West. — 
hence iherc is more than one action. — 
'2iid. It don't require but one action lo 
sit down with any number of persons in 
company. "Sit down," ia itdranrUive 
and can liuve no objrct, while " bajAizint/" 
is tratmtive and !uu an objeel. If they 
will substitute a transitive verb with an 
object for "nI down," they can make it 
a little more like the coinmifsion. Thus 
"they shall tome from the Kost and 
We-st and shall iitrikr Itniidn with Abra- 
ham and L-aac and Jacob. How manv 
I nelious would tlml rei|uirc? Again, ihcv 
have iirgi'd the following a» a pandh'l 
text, " He shall come in his own glory 
and in his Kathcr's and of llio holy an- 
gels" (.Luke i): 2G). They think ae- 
coi-diiig to our views, that he will have 
to come iu his own glory, and come again 
in bis Father's ghiry, and come a ibird 
time in the glory of ihe holy angels, — 
But the passages arc by no means paral- 
lel, "come," unlike "haytizing" is I'w- 
trumidvr and lias n,i object. Our lest 
leacbi* baptism (r!*) "into the naaie" 
Ac, Iml Christ will come (ni) " in " the 
three glorit^ in all of which lie will be 
Iwfore he starts. " Into " denote:^ a rt-bi- 
tioii of action, as " Jidm mvh/ isto the 
hiuise." ■' In " deiiolt^ a ri'lutiim of lie- 
ing, lus " John u in the house." This 
pa.4«:ige then no more expn'sses thnv ac- 
tions than if I should say, " The govern- 
or lanie to town drvsst'd in black, and 
puri>le and line linen;" but a± ihe kilter 
esiii\-:??ion indicate:' >*veml past .letion , 
l>y which the governor got iiilu the blaek 
and purple aud linen, so Christ, who 
was from all eternity in his Fnllier'sglo 
ry, hud to gel into the glory of the holy 
angels afler their treatioH. which reflec- 
tion, docs a simple a lion in liaptifin no 
good here. Hut again, " Then sjiakc 
Jtsiu lo the muhitudc and to the disci- 
ples" (.Itluti 23: \\ Thi" und similar 
l>assages are oflVreil as Aoalogous to our 
text, iu favor of ibe single action. But 
ihc verb "fpalY" \ion, unlike liaptiuug 
has no objeel : but, for Ibe ^Jlke of argu- 
ment grant that lUe wxis nrv- analogous, 
and that this ivpres'nts ««/}/ one dis- 
ciiuiv-'. Wliat has the uln^le action 
gained ? Is onr discourse the rvsuh i>f x 
.-intflr t'flbri, or of evntiniini und irjysi/rrf 
elforls? Is it o»r sjieak ? or omc ^)H'nk- 
ing? The facts are that Christ had Itc- 
forc him tctxnil da s s of per-ou> aud iu 
ihe course of his ivmarks, addressed 
biuiFt'lf i/iVinrfiiWy to ntch cla^^ To 
tlio dLfeiplft* (i/oiif be «ud, " Be u<>t _ve 
callwl Itabbi ; for oue is youf iiui-->Ur. 
even Chri>t ; and all ye are bnllm-n. 
Ami call no niau your lallier «n..ii the 
earth : for one i-< y»nr Father in limvon. 
Neither Iw ycailleil mn>lei»" Ac.(MBlt. 
21: S— Vl\ Bui lie spnke cxelii ivoly to 
othvi'^ in the latter jKirl «if bi^ di:«>4irM 
aud (nHirs from limo In I'lii Mhisji'hiHex 
deuiiiiciatioiis »\>^>u iheir cliiiraclvr and 
iviidnci ; " Wik- uiilo Y.oi SiiiU- ami 
Phaii'^'cs, hyiKH-riU^" Ac. (.v-;. i'i lo 

am. 

(To be cmtlUtHnl) 



" Better it is to W of an huniMo -pir* 
It with the lowlr, than lo divide ihe 

spoil with the pn-iul" 



riii; MiM-rnM.'CN .\r \\<>i_fK. 



The Wall Of iMrc. 



To Jri*c Niipolcun from llii- iliront;. 

Wctv Imtilw foiiRl.! »n.I won ; 
AIiw! 1".w rii.li..* li»<- "Tc l'>»<. 

Aii'l lion inticli (-til June! 

Tn»[>- frnm KuMin niarcli'.t 10 FmiiCC, 
Ami tlii'ir wiia r«»a(il( bnii.l, 

H™liiig ilwlrutlion fnr nu-l wlJe. 
Synn'l Iprror o'er ilio lonJ. 

i ( iJe n gonilj' lluwinR Hirmun 

A Ocrmflii yHIijP! l«y. 
Wlicrc Kieii nnd wonnii wcw nt work, 

And lillle onwfti flny. 
■TkiW Mill Itii- r<n«nck Imnil wn* nonr 

A» mimproiu o* l>cc» , 
TIjmi nil llio mi-n tl.elr wi-niion* noiiglii. 

Ti. kill lliirtucmiw. 
I ti>' i-rcw-i'ln »r ibc PriiK'O of roicc 

riicjr iliil not rem] ariglil ; 
1'i.r, '• I«TO yniir onemiM," lie will— 

"Sly ■orfnnt» ilu "wl flglit" 

A mlingo nenr iliP TillriHO itooJ, 
S.il iliati 11 Iinjr»lnck liiglicr. 
! .10 Wlllicidi nml liU {irnndiiiiiiiniin 
tVoroliiiiiii; I'J llio fire. 

■■ Kb. if ilie (V.».iik« coiuc rl.i« wny. 

(irtiniliiJoilipr," miM liie li'iy. 
•■ 1 am nfMiil HiryMl kill nnil Imrn, 

Ati.I (■vor.vtliiiig Ji'Biruy .' 



r fiitlie 



olivo. 



11 nniilil nol IliHi 1* Hiii. : 

, . ...mill tlol Ir-l lliC(*n"ink-COIiiP, 

fur In- Boiilil fifti'' f"'' ""■ 

"I nii)>' nni nlilllc hoy. 
Ami yi<ii nrc uM nntl wcnk ; 

riii-y'll 1'iirn our oollnj;t' In llic KroiinJ 
(Miorccnn we nlicllor wfckV" 

Ml uliiM," hU npcil Biniiilmn fiftitl. 
riiiiik tiul of nvior'i or giiii ; 
\\i}' rmlii'r'* iiciirt \t<i* full i>f ]>eaci?. 
Aii'l lave lu ctoiy itfic. 



. \„Hi.'iu..iaDe.-rriv.i>cI.l»ln 

'!'>■ 'Iiiirlcn liiimnii life; 
I. .new kiia Snvior u'licn on rnrlli 

l-rlKuioiill «.irim.l.lrift'. 

■Ill (loJ nt< mnKi )ii ( ounfl li'iirc, 
llo iiui iliiniiimgvil yrl ; 

'i.r niijr onp llinl tniKlK iii lliiri. 
He ni'ti'F will foi-gcl. 



" But now my tioii, ft clinpior riiiil, 
Then neek 10 pioy nriglil, 

Tint (Jml will our protector 1*. 
Au<l G(ir*) for m ic-uiglil. " 

Me look llie DHilc, and ronil 

III nouQiiil /jicliartnli, 
' 1 -jiitli tlio Uiivl, uruiiiiil nboiil, 
I' ill be n wnll iif fire." 

. iniluiollier. " i-ricJ ibc lillle boy, 
Wliiil ii Ibia nil oboiii ? 
Uill ll»a II Willi of tire beeunic, 
T.) kccj. tlicroMiitk»ouir' 

" I'ci-linpn not so," Iho ilnnic ropHotl, 
•• liia ellliernigbt ordiiy, 

lie Hill [iinleel bU (nisting 0ilC!i, 
III bin own giucioua waj'. 

■■ If tie lie plensed by fire lo «Ave, 

]ly Are il will be done ; 
lliit God mil}' *iivc souio ullier iviij, 

t-nbarincd by ft'jy one." 

'I'lic gooil obi woman nnd ber son 
Slept eiiliiily nil tlic iiiglil ; 

Ar Icnglli ^lie iboiigbi ii iuiikI hv ibiy. 
Atlbuiigli it wii» licit ligbl. 

Nbe inllvl ber Willieim ^ iir'ne. 

And li> t'-ie ijriiidoir go ; 
lie upL-iioil il. and saw ibut tliey 

Wer« bnrlcd En tbcsnuw. 

A viorui bad loBtcd many hour*, 
And flrec ibe novlb tvind Mew, 

And (Irinod bigli tlic pure white snow 
O'er roof nnd diinincy loo. 

Poor Wilbcim wcj I nlmiil, oiid cried 

He could not «ce Ihc cky, 
\iil fenrvil iliuy never would eMcnpc 

I Tnn. •iiowioUiiok m>d bittb. 

1^ jMiiiciit, nou, bis gmnJiiin uiJ, 
" Wc lintc n niorc of wood ; 
And for n ilajr ur Iwo, or iiiuiv, 
We oliali not want for fwod." 

_^Kow, wlicn nnolber uiglit wna gone. 
With Rbotrl uud wilb liriiiiiii, 
Tlie; pimbed ibe biiuw. until lb<- «nn 
(Mnie ebining in ibe room. 

Tlicn lu Ibc village nror al bnnd 

Quite Jojrfiilly ibcy went ; 
Itiil not u iieigbliur eoulJ ibey aee. 

And vtoudered wbut it nieunl ! 



(.-Ih a Wuunded torn 


ibrj' fuuiid. 


.IdibiMAleof woo 




■• '1.- (JUIlO— wo 


onid i.a bear 



Uui ktiird III vuiu our livM )o uvc, 
(lur irlvCT Slid little one*. 

' .fMtkri (ell wilb iword ond apcnr 
■ -ery oue lb«jr found, 
: wbo cvul<j not flee nnsj, 
■ ■. dying cii ibc groiiml ' 



Ttiux Uilbt'iiii iii'il lii> jnnndiii'i lii.xl 
I \n.l ^■l...lly III. J diplored) 

Tl.nt nil Iheir iniirlit.orH lind \-con tihiii, 
H litic lrii*ltng OH tlic »wonl, 

'I'bey fell l(i<il (toil di<l tmlo thuii 

IHh itiMi'ioiia care Tm.-kIuu' ; 
And tf lie ^Mll no " Wnll of Pire." 

He .lid 11 Hullof fnow. 



SHUN THE EVIL. 

For till- K'ftil<'i-3 of ll.is prajilc oniiwc 
lliL-in tocrv. nnd tliey that niv Iwl liy 
liicmnrt- ilcslmytr!. ( Isn. ii: 1G>. Si-I 
ilioe lip wny-iiinrks, and lunkc tlice Iiifili 
liciijw : ncl ll)3fc lienrt towanl the liipli- 
v.(iv, evoii tlic M'ii.V which Uioti weiilcs't : 
[iini ntrnin, O virgin of Krnel, Itini 
iinjiiii U. lliwe 1I1.V fitita (Jcr. 31: 21). 
lliv lietci- wriilii goclli over inp ; tliy 
uriws iiavo cut iiic ofT. Tliey came 
ix>uikI aliimt iiu' like water; lin-y com- 
ja^st'd nic iiln'Ul to;.'ctlii?r. Lfivor nnd 
Irieiid liri^l thuii [iiit fiif fmiii iiic-, and 
liiiiic ncfUiiiiiitiiiit'C in In (lnrltiu-t*(l'salitis 
KS: m. Mi). Wliiii I sflv, thy JK-dslinll 
ivnifort 1110, my piiiii-h shall cnsc my 
coni]iIniiit ; thui thou scnrcst nic witli 
tlrcitnifl, aitd icrnliost me Uiroiigh vis- 
loin; Kfi lliiit my Kiinl chocEeth strniig- 
■}iiif,'nml dentil nitiier than my life. I 
Idiilli il ; wtiidil not live alwny: let me 
;i|.iii(- liir iiiv rhiy* are vanity (Ji)l) 7: 
i;J, Ifi). The iliiil<cst hour is nhvoj's lic- 
fiirediiy; the his^l k'niiitali..n i* iilways 
the hardist. 

O llio frnrfiil trial.*, tfln])I;lli^n^ lliat 
llie fiilhuver of Jesiin meet willi In tiilti! 
liiin oil' his way ! But the Lord told 
Jnl) that he would be with him in six 
trouble* niid ill seven I will iiol leave 
Uiec mir furwtke thee. O how goiul 
nnd kind the Lord is to Ids children! 
They fhonld always obey him. Itnt it 
n]iin-ai's, Ihcy niiit't be tiied or tcmpkd 
ill Hime nhniie lo see wlielher llicy will 
prove hulhllil to tlie end, (the Snvii 
wflif not exempt, nhyshouhl we be?) But 
we niiiiit nut choose to us a iscemingly 
lietter wiiy like Cliristinn did. You see 
just as soon n.-* he got into "by-|)nth mead- 
ow, lie W'lui on forbidden ground nnd had 
to BuHer the pcnnlty, because they were 
now under ihc jurisdiction of Giant 
Despair, and had lo sufler ino.st cruelly; 
so much BO thai Christian was ready to 
dc*i»nir of his lile, nnd apparenlly would 
have done il, had not Hopeful been 
with him," Well by a desperate strug- 
gle Ihcy got out of tliat diffictilly. So 
will Christ help us if we are only de- 
peiiilenl u|)"n biin as wc should he and 
keep sound in the faith : and under his 
jurL^diction we shoidd erect n ]iillar and 
engrave ou the side thereof, this sen- 
leiice : " Over this slllc ie Ihe way to 
Doidiling Castle, which is kept by Giant 
Despair, who dcfjiiseth the King of the 
Celestial Country, and seeks to destroy 
Uh holy |.ilgriin-i." Oh let us all lake 
more notice of thiii feiitcnee, and ^biin 
that awful place. 

"I am the dour: by me if nny ninn 
enter in, he ehall be ^aved, and go in 
and out, and find pasture. The thief 
cometh not but for to eteal.and to destroy : 
I am cutiic that they miglit Iinvc life, 
and that they might have it more abun- 
dantly. I am the good sliepherd : iho 
;,'ood i-heidieid givetli his life for ihe 
sheep (John 10: !), 11). Is this the 
way lo the Celestial Cily ? You are 
just on yonr way. How faris it thither? 
Too far for any but those that get thith- 
er indeed. Is the way safe or danger- 
ous? Sate enough for thoso who want 
tobet-afe; " but the transgreen'Oi's shall 
fall therein." Ephraiin shall say. What 
have I to do wl^)i Idols? I have heard 
him, and observed him: I um Hko a 
green fir tree. I-Vniii me is thy fruit 
(bund. Who in wIkc and he shall imder- 
sland thcAe (hing)!i? prudent and he 
shall know them 1 for the ways of the 
Uiid arc right, nnd the just »liall walk 
inlheui: but the trnn.sgrci<«or'< i>hall full 
therein {Job 14: 8, 9). Now after 
Chriiiian, and Hopeful, and the tlicp- 
liaving beeoiuc aeqnninled with 



hcrd^ 



caeli olher, the i-bepherds ihouLdit goed 
to ^huw tlic¥e ]iilgrima some woiidei-)', 
i^} when they had roneluded to do ii 
they led them first to the bill called Er- 
ror, which was very steep on the farlhc^t 
side, and bid them look down to the bot- 
tom. 8*1 Chrij-tian and Hopeful I(j.,k( J kind'of 
dowu, and saw several men djishfd 



l,,|i. Til. I. -:ii.l CliiiMian, What mean- 
clh this'/ The *he|d.crd.< answered, 
'■ Have yon not heard of Ihcm that were 
mutle to err, by hearkening lo Hymenius 
mid Philetun, as concernin;.' the faith of 
the resurrection of (be body?" 'Ihey 
aiiswei-ed, "Yes." "Then." said the 
shephci-ds, "those that you sec lying 
dashed u> pieces at the bottom of this 
mountain are they ; and they eoutinuo 
to this day unburiod, as you see, for an 
example lo others to lake heed how they 
elamber too liif;!!, or how they eomc too 
near this monnlaln." 

Then 1 saw that they bad them to the 
top of auotiier mounlain, and the name 
of liiat is Canllon. and bid tbem look 
afar oil'; which, when they did, they per- 
eeivetl that ihe men were blind, because 
ihcy stumbled someliines among the 
tombs, nud because they rould not get 
out from among ihcm, Then said Chris- 
tian, " What means this?" The shep- 
herds answered, "Did you not see a lit- 
tle below these mouiitiuns a stile, that 
led into a meadow, on the left hand of 
this way? They au^were^^, "Yes." — 
"Then," said ihe .Shepherds, "from that 
stile there goes a path that leads direet- 
o Doubting Castle, which is kept by 
Glaut Despair, nnd (pointing to them 
among the tunibs), they eaine once on a 
|)t]griinnge, as you tlo now, even till they 
came to tluit same stile; aud because 
the right wny was rough in that jjlace, 
they eluisc to go out of it into that mead- 
ow, and Ihcy were taken by Giant De- 
spair, nud cast into Doubling t'astlc 
where after ihey had been a while kept 
in Itie dungeon, he at last did put 
their eyes, and led them among those 
tunibs, where ho left Ihcm to wander 
to this very day, that Ihe saying of the 
wise men might be fullillcd, 'He that 
waiidea'th out of ihe way of understand- 
ing, shall remain in llie congregation of 
the dead.' Then Christian aud Hopc- 
ftil looked upon one anoiber, with t' si's 
gushing out, but said nothing to the 
shepherds." It is joy to the just to do 
juilgment : but distruction shall he to 
Ihe workers of iuiipiity. The man that 
wandereth out of the way of undersland- 
ing -shall remain in the congregation of 
llie dead. He that loveth pleasure shall 
be a poor man : be that loveth wine and 
nil shall not be rich." 

Now let those that pretend to follow 
Cliriet, take heed to where they go, set, 
or stand, nnd especially where there is 
s])urioHs doctrine preaclieil ! Brethren 
nnd sistci-H, kceji away from such places, 
before you get your eyes put ont, and 
stumble at cvcrylhlng! "What is n man 
or woman fit for when his or hereyes be- 
come dim, nud make two objects out of 
one thing. L<'t those answer the cpies- 
tiou. Youi« in gospel lovcaud aiTuction. 
AxDREW i?nuL'r/. 
Ti'plon, Iowa. 



I piceiK by u fall Unit Ihev got fr< 



Danish Correspondence. 

As?ENs, Sept. 21st, ]R7(i. 

Dear BriIVIIBEx:— Grace to you all, 
Your prayers and ours in behalf of 
brother Hansen have been heard. The 
government kindly heard him, when lie 
presented hiiiHelf, and so arrauged that 
hereafter he is free from military duly. 
Praise the Lord! He works and none 
CHu hinder. 

Two more souls will not go into the 
army this year. One has fled lo Nor- 
way, nnd makes no profession of relig- 
ion, but is brotlicr Hansen's friend, and 
we hope to gain hlui. The other one is 
a Quaker. 

My wife and children sleep peaceably 
to-night while I mu^l use the time to 
wrile. Mary lni|irovc3a little, but the 
least exercise is loo mueli for her weak 
frame. 

I expect our sisters nnd brother Han- 
sen here in ten or twelve days. Hope to 
get one of the sisteiis lo «tay with Mary. 
We trust that our first uiteling will be a 
blcMing to 113 all. After llicir arrival, 
we will open for meeting every evening 
for a week or longer. May it only le- 
fult in good. 

Maiiy think well of u.«, nnd look upon 
us !is a plain and honest people;— so 
plain that they cannot undeiTitand, 

My inclriiellon (o lake hold ..f uny 

k has been llteialiy fuililkd 

to I the iia*t two week', ibr I liave bt^ii do. 



the Hug h„ 



.rk 01 1,11 lii,„j,. This Ihe 



^Jn.letown can testily lo. B"t ^^elU- 
rcn that alone dois not convert sinners, 
lienco we deem it proper to get help 10 
the house and go foilh nnd piraeh the 
gosjn 1. It is true, as some state, that 
we NUirer, and that far nioi-e than we w^^ll 
,a-er tell anv one, but wc tlo it gladly for 
.Icsn:-. We are ciileut with peasants 
black bread aud plain living al home; 
nnd wo are eatislieil wilb whatever wc 
can get aliroad. 

We have given ourselves to the cause, 
nnd we will lake care that in the eyes of 
nur Father we shall not s)icnd one cent 
unneccB'arily. Oh brelbreii and sistei-s, 
you whom we firet met at Hickory Grove, 
ami vou whom we left at New York, let 
us ail try to be faithful end meet in 
heaven wilb all othera who shall like- 
wise gain the victory. HorE. 

From Tennessee, 

Oakland Cihkcii, IHouuI Co., Teun. 

Dear Brktiiukx:— With yuur con- 
sent, I will give a sketch of this mission- 
ary field, for such, in fact, it is. We are 
on the Poutb-we-slevn border of the 
Brotherhood striving to bold forth airee 
nnd nundulterated gospel. Six yeai^ 
ago there was not nn organized church 
within sixty miles of this place, nnd 
sci-acely a brother wilhlu fifty miles. At 
ihiit time this church was orgauizcd, 
numbering eight members: and soon af- 
ter we began the building of a church 
ihirly-live by forty feet, well lighted, 
ceiled and sented ; nil of which was dont 
when Ihe entifc assets of all the mem 
Im-a amounted to less thau one-fourth of 
what is possessed by a "well to do" 
brother in ihc North. We received 
some help from brethren ata distance.but 
the main burden remained on u*. 

We felt very happy when we had a 
place where to woii-bip, which we could 
call our own and where could enjoy each 
others society. Others came from with- 
out U) enjoy our happiness with us, nnd 
all seemed bright beibre lis, but Satan 
envied us, and raised up foes without 
aud trouble within, aud we had to Imve 
our day» of sorrow aud humiliation of 
which our Savior himself didnolescape. 
But our general progress has beeu stead- 
ily onward. The doctrine of the Breth- 
ren is well grounded amoug the people 
here. 

Liist Saturday, Sept. DOtb, we had our 
Lovc-fenst, when several precious souls 
were ndded to the church. Brethren 
Abiam Molshoe, aud Jno. Collius Inbored 
veiy elfectively among us during that 
time, and deep impressions were made 
upon the peojile. Many were almost 
persuaded, and slied bitter tenrs. We 
pi-ay that God may ble^ the work as 
well as the instruments by which It was 
done. S. 2, Sharp. 



OLEAisriisrGS. 



One young sister was baptizetl in tlie 
Slmnnon ehureli last Sunday. Many 
othei-s are said to be almost jiei-suaded 
to come. 

Mr. James Redpalh, of Boston, is put- 
ting on foot a plan which if pei-feeted 
will likely accomplish a groat deal of 
good. He hopes to secure from the gov- 
ernment a large reservation in some of 
the north-western territories, and there 
colonize the colored people of the South. 
Mr. Bedpath is said to be a man of large 
experience in cohmizing, and ninny look 
forward lo his enterprise wilb much eag- 
erneea. 

Bro. C. C. Boot, of Mirabile. Mo., 
says:— 

Dear 7Jrc(/(rcji.— Altlioiigh I received 
no prospectus and .sample sheet of your 
noble paper, yet have I heard and a-en 
enough of it to bid it "God sjieed." 1 
thank the Urd for the iiiBlitutioii of the 
Gospel Tract Association among tlie 
Brethren. How would it be br.!thren, if 
we in our travels would deliver ledum 
upou the proi)ricty nnd importnuce nnd 
great necessity of sueh nn institution 
nnd iu patronage? 

IiiH rcportc<l that T. DeWitt TaU 
mage, has retired from Ihe fl,rUinn „l 
W»yl; nn.l will hcreiiner etlit to {Jhieago ' 
A.h.n,fv. This will he ,,„i,e ., ,u,,^ 
l.mntinent lo thwe who have sub.eribc.l 
hjr Ihe former paper In order l.i yet Tnj. 
niiigc'a writings. 



Hflcu-o the Slth of March, 151:{. it ^vlu 
not lawful ill I'^Ingland for iho coinnion 
people to reail the Bible in ibo Knglisl, 
Innguage. On that day the British Pnr- 
lliiniont paivscd an act declaring "tluit it 
shall be lawful to rend the Bible and 
Testament in the mollier tongue." Al- 
though it Is lawful in this country f„r 
everybody to read the Bible, a groat, 
many people seem to keep their Bibles 
only to look at, or else tor the sake of 
resjieetnbility. 

An ejirlh(|uake shock wns feltgencral- 
ly throughout Soulliern Illinois ami In- 
diana and Northern Kentucky on the 
morning of the 25th of Sept. 

In the city Damascus and its suburbs 
12,000 persons, chiefly Mohammednus, 
have been swept away by the cholera 
during the last three months. 

Queen Victoria of England has oceii- 
pied the throne for thirty-nine yeai's, a 
longer period than any other ruler now 
living. She is now quite old, ueverthe- 
Ic-si able to fill her position with activity. 

ABOUT ORDER. 

Put things right bnck in their place 
when done wilb. Never leavo tliem all 
about heller skelter, topsy-turvy, never. 
When you use any article, hoe, shovel, 
rake, piiehfork, ax, hniumer, longs, boots 
or shoes, books, slates, ]iencils, writing 
nppanilu-', pins, thiniblw, i)iiicu»Iiions, 
needles, work-baskets, kitchen ftiniiture, 
every arlide of I)0usewifei7 or husband- 
ry, no matter what it is, the veiy mo- 
ment you hnve done using it, return it to 
its proper place. Be sure to Imve a 
special place for everylbing, and every- 
thing in its place. Order, order, per- 
fect order, is the watchword, henvca's 
fii-st law. How much precious time is 
saved (aside from vexation) by observ- 
ing order, systematic regularity? And 
litllc folks should begin e:»rly to preserve 
order. These loose, slijtijliod, sbitlcruly 
habits are formed in childhood, and 
habits once formed are apt to cling frjr 
life. 

Young friends begin cnrly to keep 
things in their proper jilaces; study 
neatness, order, sobriety ; in everything 
be just, honest, pure, lovely, mid you 
will have a good report. Order is very 
inijiortant in bee kee|)ing. — Sclcckd. 



Cheer I'll i.Ni^ss. — There is no gi-Qiter 
everyday virtue than cheerftilncss. Thi^ 
c|uality in man among men is like suii- 
ahine to the day, or gentle i-enewiiig 
moisture to parched herbs. The light 
of n cheerful fncc diffusca itself, and <-oiii- 
nuinicnles the Imppy spirit that inspires 
It. The sourest temper mu-t sweeten in 
the Atmosplierc of continuous good 
humor. — Be cheerful always. 



MONEY LIST will appear nrxl .niml.n 



The Brethren at Wort 



A RELIGIOUS WESKLY, 

KniTKn AMI rriii.i)>i[i;ii iiv 
J. II. Moore, J. T. Mcyora, M. M. DMlnOinnu; 

AssisTKn nv 

B. 11. Miller, J. W. Stein, Ufiniel Vuniniim, H. 

U. .Muniior, nnd Mniiie A. I.cnr. 

Tin: HiiCTiniks AT Work, in nn loiuoinpr.i- 
niiniiig iidvocnic of I'riinilivc (.'hri»liiiiiily In nil 
il" (intienl pniily. 

Il recDgniM'* llio Now Ti>>.|iiinent iia the only 
iufiillilile rule of fnith unil pi-nilice. 

II miiluliiin^lbiit P.iilb. i:e|i.MiMiu'enm11l»l>- 

uiiircforlliemuisNinuof mi,.; 

TliiU Trino linmorsiou or dipping llie enmli- 
duie Ibrco times ruce-forwiinl is Obrimlan Ibtp- 

Tbni IVot-WtiKJiing, ns tnuglit in .lobn i;i, Ib 

a ilivjue couitriiinil lo liu olmvived in the cbnrch: 

Tlitil llic Loiiln 8iip]ioi il n full inutd, niub 

L'.>tiiK'elii)n with tbe Coinniniiiun. hIiouM bo 

liiken in llie evening, or nflur llic close of ibc 

Thill Ibe Siilnliilioa of llie Holy KiHtt, or ICi'S 

of t'lnirily Is biniliiig n|iun Iho followers of 

1'lirli.l : 

Tlini Wnr ami lietiiliutioii nrc oontrnry lo lliC 

npiril miO self-denying i)riiiui[>le9 of tbe rclig- 

■••11 of .loNUR riiri^i : 
TbiUii Non-(\nilorniity l5 lli<> wyrbl iii«ln'.«, 

«'"' hiily wiilk, iijiil ('unvei'rinli.ni rue wii'n- 

il lo Inio liMliiies* iind CbriNliun pleiy. 

It ii1ho nilviieiilex llie Seriiilurul duly nf Au- 

"inlinglbe Mek wilh nil in lh'< niinio of Hie 

1.01.1. 



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nil II, .ml ,-..iK-e.le lo be iiifiillil'ly "i'''''- 
I'rl.e pi'r nnniim, (ll 8fi. AildreK»: 

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HE Brethren At Work. 



"Behold I bn 



ixj you. ylad TuUmj,, f,J gynd Joy, which ehail he unto all Pcop/e."— Luke 2, 10. 



Vol. I. 



Lanark, 111., October 28, 1876. 



No. 6. 



Tho Brethren at Work. 

i;uiTi;U AND I'lIIlLlSIllil) WJJMKLV, 
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TO MY MOTHER. 



fllUOL' lilt ijoiic. ilvnvoiil iiiollii'r i 
j T>i thi' l:in>l of Ihc ilcuJ, 
WU'va rliu IriiiU uf lliis wor1-1, 

No more trouble tliy licail. 
1 he clods of sunny Kansiui, 

lliivo been over iIigq iliiuwii ; 
(111 ! iiiitllKir, iltni'ct niotlici'. 

Cnii i( be tliou art gone? 
Wo wiiiilil Imvc kiucd Mice, niotlic 

llcforc thou iliilst us leave, 
Ami \\e:\xA Ihee spoiik of hciivoii. 

Anil bid UR nol to grieve. ' 
lliil many milcx of ilislaiice, 

Iliid )mrtcd UH from Ihcc, 
H'hpn wo wcio tuld by lellcr, — 

Thoii'rt in cleniily. 
VoH enn'l cpmo bnck now. mother. 

Your ehildrvu here to see. 
Bill tliniikR to him Ihnt made iix. 

Thnl we cuii go lo thee. 



\Se 



a othe 



Who trust not in the Loril ; 
Wi- know hell icswneci thee. 

According lo bis wort). 
Tliy body's bnriud, mother; 

Thy spirit's gouc to Qod, 
And wc nre lefl behind yet, 

To bear atHiclivii'a rod. 
Uut if wc liolil out rnilhfiil, 

Our sorrowsil aoon bo o'er ; 
When Jcsiiij come-9 we'll meet lliec, 

Wlievo parting ia no more. 
Vo3 motliGv, dcnrcsl niolliei', 

TheroH belter dnys nliond ; 
The lime ia ijuiekly coming, 

WJa-n thou shalt i.ot bu dead. 
itul duihed will) iifu eternal. 

We'll 800 tbco &C0 lo fiice ; 
And dwell In peace forever, 

In that cclo^linl place. 

USAltK, III. 



Antiquity of TIio Waldeiises. 

01" the couvcrsiou of tlic Waldciiscs 
lu ClirisliniiUy, history givfs us no 
uiithL-ulic iiacouut. Romish liistorinus 
iis fill- hiuk lus thp jenr A. D. 12r)0, rop- 
i'i.'ai'iit(?ii tlicm ns tlic ohlust sect of hci-- 
rticf, thou-ih uimlilo to tell wlicu or how 
Iheir heresy bcgfto. Their uwii nccoiiiit 
til" the matter uniformly hns boon, that 
ilifir rcli<;ion hiw desceiulcd with tliom 
tVi>iii fiiiliLT to Huu by uiiintcrrupti'il suc- 
(■L■.^^ioll iVoni tlit> tiiuo of the »iiOstles. 
Thtro cinliiiiily \i no improhiibiUly iu 
I lie L'onjeetiiro thiit the gospel wiis pri'ncli- 
c'<i to them by some of those curly iiiis- 
sicnaiicg who carried Ciirisliniiity iuto 
(•inil. Tlio common pawnge from Rome 
tn <nuil 111 that time lay (liroetly through 
llie Coltian AI|w, ami CJiuil wo luiow rL^- 
(lived thi' jiiisjiul early in the second 
(tiilury at the latest, probably before the 
close oi' llie firsUrnlury. If ihetiposlh: 



i^'"''.r!^y, ""^'''' lll*^* "journey into | and bo xhull tivethcothe dmrc of tbbie 
hearl. Commit Ihy wny unto tho Lord ; 
trust also in Iiim; ftud lie nlinll bring it 
to pass. And lie i-hnll bring tbrth thy 
rij^hleouMiif « art the liglil, and (hy juil;,'- 
nieiit a» the noonday. Rcs,t iu the I^rd, 
and wait pnlicutly for him. Ceaee from 
anger, and fui'suke wrntn." 

To truBt in the Lijrd, and do Rood im- 
plies that wc do our duty, and God will 
blws us in tliedced, for such >.hall dwell 
in the land and be fed. A few thoughts 
in this connection wore sufjgtsled to my 
mind n short lime ogo while traveling 
on tho niii-roail. 'A lady passenger, 
calling hcr»elf « inoiher in Itrrntl was !.o- 
lii-liingcoutribnlionii for somi; religious 
purposes; she appeared /w-y./r,-//!//, and 
evidently /ojiofifM/, aignglng with one of 
our ehlers in eonveisutioii on the subject 
of religion. A few well directed qucs- 
liuuii hy gar brother bo disconcerted her 
thai the h*t sightjof hciTfelf and the 
niiition on whitli tha profi-ssed to be sent. 
Rut iu all 1hiii[;s the would }.\il ha- tni*t 



Spain," (Rmn. xv. 28.) wbicli he speaks 
of in his ejnstle t<i the RomaiiP, and in 
which he proposed lo go by way of Rome, 
his natural route would Imv^becij in the 
same direction, and it is not itapossible 
that his voice was actually beard aiming 
those retired valleys. Tho most common 
opinion among rrotestant writers is, that 
the coiiver:.ion of tho Waldeiisea was be- 
gun by Bonie of the very early Christian 
misiionarico, [lerliapu by some of the 
ajKLSlles ibcmselve*, on their way to Gaul, 
and that it wac completed and the] 
churches more fully organized by a large 
iiilliix of CbristiaiiB from Rome, after 
the firat general peiisccntion nudcr Nero. 
The Chri^tiaiL<> of Uome, scattered by this 
terrible event, would nntui-ally (lee from 
tho plain country to the mountains, car- 
rying with ihem the gospel and its 
institutions. 

Such is the opinion of Henry Arnand, 
one of the most intclligeut of llic Wal- 
densiau past*>rs. "Neither has their 
I'liurch ever been reformed," say-i Arn- 
au<l, " whence 
The Wahk-iif, 



O'od. When thfftrnin arrived at the 
its title of rraj.pf/ic.jiiuelion the ollice« of the train called 
in fact descended mu several times ((is they always do) 
from those ivfugcesf from Italy, who, a(V-r | " Frcderiek and Uiiilovcr Junelion, pas- 
Sf. Paul had thcrO preached the go>peI. I scngeis to theiiepoiiils change care." But 
jihiiridiiiHil their biauliful couuliy, and our molhi-r in /nuc/'vith licr Inist in God 
lied, likf the woman mcutioncd in llw fat unnnccinidly (juiel. M'hcn the 
Apoialyp.''e, to these wild moumniri!', train arrived at ICmmitsburg Junction 
where th-y have, to this day, liamled , ihc usual call wa.- announced. Ominof/n 



down the ^.ispcl from father toson, in the 
same purity and simplicity as it was 
preached hy St. Paul." This is not fol-. 
lowing fables, for there is nothing iu tlie^ 
relation either improbable or absurd. 
When tho Christians at Rome wore 
bouml to slakes, covered with pilch, and 
burnt in the evenings to illuminate the 
city, is it wonderful, if the glare of such 
lircs should Induce those yet at liberty, 
lo betake themselves for shelter, to the 
almost inaccessible vallej'S of the Alps, 
and to ihc clefts of ihc rocks, trusting to 
that God in whose hands are the deep 
[ihiccs of tbi^ earth, and eoiifidcring that 
the strength of hilU is his? 

—lliylory of (he \\'aUlimi:s. 



BE NOT FRETFUL. 



Fret nol Ihysclf bceioi^e of evil doers, lot 
iriisl in the Lord. nmldoEoiid; I'siilmsST: 1-3. 

FRETFUL, the twin sister to discon- 
tent, !<hould never lind a place iu the 
miud of any one; and certainly not in 
the mind of a christian, a child of God. 
Webster define.^ the word, "peevish; 
ill-bunn)rcd ; irritable ; waspish , cap- 
tious; petulent ; splenetic ; splecuy ; pa,>*- 
sioimtc ; augi-y ; " and says, " These words 
nil iudieatc an nuamiablc working and 
expression of temper." While the fruit 
uf iho Spirit is love, joy, pence, long- 
suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 
meekness, temperance; against these 
there is no livw. So fret not thyself for 
nnything. In the first eight vcrecs of 
this Psalm fretting ia three times forbid- 
den. 

1. "Fret not tby-clf because of evil 
doei-s. 

2. Fret not thyself hecniise of him wlio 
prospercth in his way. and 

S. Fret not thyself iu any wise to do 
ovil." Why not fret about evil docis Ac. 
Because they shall soon bo cut down like 
iho grass, and wither as the gn-eii herb. 
For evil dooi-s shall ho cut oH'. For y^'t 
a little while, and tho wicked uliall not 
be: yea, thoii shall diligently con^-ider 
his place, and it j-hall not he." Rut the 
meek shall iidierit the earth ; and shall 
delight tbeinselvcs in the abund.-imo of 
pence." Surely then there is no need to 
/rf( or c/iu/e about these; ft)r the Lord 
dispose of all uccording to right- 
eolisneiv. 

llnt'-Trii.l iutbe l/.rd.anddoL'"od; 



it in their nature to di. so; hut keep yonr- 
aelf calm, wweet and tranquil. You can 
scarcely understand how much sweet and 
wholesome wisdom Hes in simply making 
the best of things'. If wc will try to get 
rcuiUKtanccs suit themselves to ii.j, wc 
e will he asit were, continually running 
our hcad.s agninrt a stone wall. The wall 
will not be hurt hy us, nor go out of our 
way ; hut how very easy wc can go 
around it and leave it just a-f it is. 

I somewhere rend of a philosopher who 
was very poor, he had everything strip- 
ped away fi-oni him hut a inisemble straw 
bed, one wretched hhinket. the weath- 
er became intensely cidd and to prevent 
freezing Ui dcjilli he wrapped himsell 
completely in the blanket; and cut holts 
for his eyes, nnse and mouth. Here he 
said, he not only existed, but was verj- 
happy. Perhaps you have heard ihc 
story of the two little street biggar;, who, 
one very cold night crept under an old 
iloor. Instead of lamenting their misery, 
one says to the other: "Ah, Pete, whal 
do you s'pose ihe folks do who hnint got 
any door?" Such examiiles of cheerful- 
ness under great evib, thould help us Ui 
meet tht little evils of lile iu the right 
*|tirit. Then fret not thyself. Tnut in 
God and do your duty in obeying the 
trulh Ihronirh the Spirit, and all will b'_- 
with you, Amen. 



cd with gravity — It eaiiuot be retuem- 
percd that any have seen him laugh — 
But many have seen him weei>— In pro- 
portion of bfjdy most excellent — His 
bunds and arms delectable t^j behold — 
In spcakuig, very temperate, raodoit, ami 
wi;<€— A man for bis singular beauty, 
surpasing the Children of Men.- &■/.' 



in Israel now omiuired how far to the 
Frederick Juuctioli, that her mission 
called her to thai city, but on being in- 
formeil tlint she was six miles past that 
point, became very fretful. The o.i 
rinotoi- informed li*t-:he only thing-#hc 
Could do was to ttop off and wait si 
hours for the next eastward train, and 
return. Then I must pay again she ex- 
claimed, tilt / pvt my trust in God. 
Madam, said the conductor; he is the 
one in whom we should all trust, and 
look to for our help. Rut with all your 
tiiist in God, if you don't du your duty 
you will never get oil' at any rail-road 
station or crossing when traveling by rail. 
How tine! Trutt iu God, but do your 
duty, and all will he well, and fret not 
yourself of thai over which you baveuo 
control. 

God scut his Son into the world to de- 
liver to man the means of salvation, yet 
if nsan fails to perform his part in tlie 
work he will not he saved, though he 
says he trusts in God for his salvaliun. 
The train ufticors did their whole duty 
when they called out the name of the 
road they were cra-«iug, invited p.tsseu- 
gcrs to change cars. Rut our Jretjal 
mother in Ixrad not doing her part, with 
all her trust in (Jod was swiftly carried 
beyond. So more not doing there duty 
in the work of salvntion, though they say' 
they trust in God, and live iu an em of 
grace, will ho ruined in the end. 

Not only do these j'umj, frH/itl people 
find fault with (Jod's plan of salvation ; 
hut every other thing is, or gets wrong 
with them. No one can hcl]) to hinder 
thai very iiulependent thing, the weath- 
er. Wc uU know that it will nun or 
shine, bo hut or cold just as God wills it; 
yet I huvo known people foolish enough 
lo make themselvw ipiitc miserable 
about it. It was cither never going to 
rain again, or it would rain forever. Tho 
wind either blow too strongly, or they 
were siilfocaling for a breath of nir. 
Their time being taken up in comiihuiiti! 
about thiiii^s they could no more niter or 
ehnngw than they could aller or change 
the earth's orbit. Olhciti I have known 
completely overcome by diist, Hies, nios- 
ipiitocs, and sucli like things. 

Such things are twuhlesome and an- 
noying to be sure, but can we avoid them 
hy fu^Dinff.Jrfltiug and/iirninf/? Musiiui- 
to biiea aiv bad, but n/i(«m^,/jr(/ii/ dis- 
posiiion is a ibousjuid tinu'd worse, Irft 
the llii"* buy/, and the mimpiiUn's bite. 



A CURIOSITY. 

IN an old fa-shioned wooden frame, 
bearing ihe iui^eription, "S. Brand, 
Carver and Gihlcr, No. 27 High Street 
Ediiihnrgb," but exhibiting u.. t.thcr 
marks hy which it;* age could be decided, 
was recently found the foHowing docu- 
ment. 

Apart from any historic value which 
may be claimed fur it, the descriplion b 
perfect in its simplicity, aud presents the 
pietuiv which is painted hy our imagina' 
lions, of what might have been the aspect 
of Jesus of Na/areth to the eyes of the 
generation that beheld him wnlkin; 
their midst. 

The ejiistle is s-iid to have been taken 
by Napoleon I. from the public records 
of the city of Rome. 

LETTER op PUBLIUS LENTULfS 

TO THE SENATE OF ROME, 

COSfERNlNi; 

JESUS CHRIST. 

It being the usual custom of Roman 
Governors to advertise the Senate and 
People of such material things as hap- 
pened in their Provinces; iu the days of 
the Empervir Tiberius Cn-sar, Publius 
Leiitulus President of Juden, wrote the 
following Epistle to tho Senate, concern- 
ing our Savior : 

"There apiwared in these our days, a 
Man of great virtue, named JiSUS 
CHRIST, who is yet living amongst us, 
and of tho People is accepted lor a 
Prophet, but his own disciples call him 
THE SON OF GOD — He raiselh the 
dead, niid eureth all mautier of dise^ases 

— A man of stature soiuewhat tall and 
comely, with ft very reverend counte- 
nance, such as the beholdei-s may both 
love and fear— His hair of the color of 
a chestnut full ripe, and plain to his ears, 
but ihcnco downwanlsit is more orient, 
curling and waving about his shouUl 

— In tho nruLit of hi.-* head is a s«am, or 
pnrtititm of his hair, ailer the mnuuer of 
tho Nazarites — His forehend plain and 
veiv delicate — His face witliont sjKit or 
wriukU', beaiitifiwl with a lovely rctl- 
Ilis nose and mouth so funned as noth- 
ing can be iviirebendedHvs Ward tbii-k- 
ish, in color like tho hair of Mis. head, 
not very long, but forkc^l — His look in- 
nocent and malui-e- His eyes grvy, clear 
and ipiick — lu reproving ho is tirribh 

— In admonishing, courteous and fsii^ 
spoken- Pleasant in < onvei>ation. mix 



THE LOST BOY. 

ON the 4th. and 5th. of October the 
Brethren of Cedar Co. Iowa, held a 
Love-feast near Tip^Jn. We wetv vi 
ed by Bro. Enoch Ehy and «ife, Rro. 
D.ivid Putcrbaugb aud wife, also Ur. 
M. M. Eshelman. 

On arriving at Tipt<m on the cars, «i'- 
ler Eby was informed tbut there wu? 
lost boy silting ihere and weeping. The 
sisl- r consulted him aud he informed her 
that he was hunting his brotlicr.who 
Methodist Pre.iehcr and resides in Linn 
Co., luwa, but he was dircctc«l wroug. 
Ho was Iiist, and not having money 
enough lo take him to his brother --L- 
ter Ehy tJiougbt it best to take him Ut 
the meeting, where he might get a cbame 
to ho taken to his brother in Linn Co. 

The lioy is about fourteen years .dd. 
butncvirheaiiluf ibc Brcllii-cii. Whun 
viei^iig the Biclhrcn's kindnoss touiud 
hira and the love lo him and one another, 
he sal and wept, lie said he never bc- 
I'ure met such loving people. 

Afttr meeting it was arrange<l 
to take him to the Love-fertst in Linn 
Co. with the hope that he would finil bis 
brother. At this Love-feast the "lost 
boy " on further bc-holdiug the love of 
the hrrtbreu and sisters, made applica- 
ti'iu lo be received iuto the church, anil 
he was baptized. The lost was truly 
found. He has not yet found bis hrutlier 
in the flesh, but be has found Jesus, his 
'* elder brother," and now rejoices in the 
hive of the tniih. He says he now fetls 
at Iiome, aud wonders why everj-boily 
diiu'lji'in the ehureb of Christ, May 
God bless and keep him from the snares 
of the evil one. R. F. Miller. 

ClaraHc. lou'i. 

Worthy of Imiiatioc. 

1^ LISE Einp.-rl. ihe daughlex of a cil- 
J izen of Paris, was betrothed to a 
v>mng man, to whom she w-os to be mar- 
ried in September, 1776. On theeveuiug 
before the weildiug day the bridi-groout 
was at a party, at which the bride was 
also present. He was ven,- merry, talked 
a great deal, and iu bis self-couociteil ef- 
forts to amuse others around him turuett 
his joke^ against religion. His bride 
aflecliouately remoustratA^^ with him, but 
he rejeeletl all her ivmuuslrauces with 
the tone of a man of the world, who will 
not api>ear so old-fnshioned as to show 
any reapcct for God and fur religion. 
The girl was frighteual at tirsi, but soon 
summoniug up all her courage she said, 
decidexUy, "From this raomcut, sine I 
rcuuirk that religion is not worlliy of 
vour esteem, I can no longer be youi 
He who docs not love Go*l van not really 
love his wife ; " and to this de-cisiuu she^ 
remained steadfast. Iu vain did the 
bridegrxiom now simuhUc religious scntt- 
meuls; she only despise*! Iiini all tho ; 
more. In vain did her parents endeavor 
to t>atch up the matter. She ke;it lir.nly 
to her detenuinatiou uot to wci.1 a ni iii 
who niooked at his G(hI and religion ; 
and she won thereby the r. SjKXt of ull 
truly good people. wh.> fell that she h-:tl 
aeteii wisely aud well. — J'iir.'»A }t—jh> 
sine. 



GOOD tX>UNSEL. — Nev.r W ea.** 
down hy tritles. If a spi<lor hrvnk* hu 
thread, twenty times wi'.l he nieixl it 
again. Make up ^^'nr mind ti» ili» a 
ihiug,audv..u wilUh.il. 



^'iiK nrii-rnnu^x at 



Avm?K. 



The Brethren at Work. 

LAi:.lBS. ILL. OCT&BSR 38. 1876. 

■■T1.C llreihr.-:! nl Work." «ill \^ -•«-l 1">*:- 

lul. l>iiiij tiililrw> In llio I/'"''*"' Sinit;. or 

. ,„ .,I«. furjl ;iJ per unmim. Tliwo noo.ling 

III n,inio« rmilSlOR). will recei'e nn "ira 

1 free i>r cliirnc V^r ■>" *"'»' "''■ n"""^*" 

.1.^ .igeni will l)ff nlluivcvl M ccnr« for (Wcli n'l- 

diiioiinl iiiiuio. wliici' <u>wi">l w l* 'Icliiclcii 

rrom llic money, hcfuro xcn<liiig it io u«. i 

Monc;- Or-lcni. Ilwn«, aii.l tlo(ti«lcr«1 Ullcm 

nwy 1w ».ont ni oi.r li^k. Tlioy •Uoul.l bo raiule 1 

pa}-nli:c Io J, II- Mftorc. 



Hlld Wild ui't l'"^ aojiliUi 
,M.ua» f:.rn> thc..i»uoy now mUccI , be .m**.l. Lut Ci.ri.li»...ty 
,„v f.>r Ihcm. Foms Imve alravly ci«.l punty .-ust be kupi cwtnntlj 

iKH-nVnl oul, l.ii: tt« niu.t jirinl mmv; fore tl.e people. 

bi-turc rillinj: Ibc v .:ilni.-l further. Ami 

to ll.,..x- who art. in.inii.»j; ...".-. - ,..,._...:...,, , ,„„, 



iimciu'C pnntiy 

pnrii|i' ' 

e ... ii.A... .w.iiiin iiiti>r> nirciiiiv ■ iimt' [■-■■-j 

Fur tlie jKomi' 
t of iim object \\c »li»n onrnwily h 
abuul llie bnr. ;iii-l trii!-! tbiil wliil.- J"ii'g 
Da-bb I-u..d. wc will .ua. lb.it « bavc .nay l.u. tbe umu-l pniyc,« 
l,c^.i,i..f..me,Itbal tbcrc will .oon be tm.c. «f ercry pen^ou «bo R«.ls tl.H «. 

;mWisliciI a full ttatciiiciil of all Ibni "fie- 

l:n« been di 



l«ilb I....I.. Ti"7 '»"*' ii«t frit now 

li ii^ nil- ' oui- Goniinii pap' 

be- ; ci-oivu tbis movement ovir 
L-b- bv.k fin- r.iitbor informntioii 



bcniLMnadclomub them « lib 

aud fhyulil sncce--s 

rendti-s iiitiy 

cgHidiiip 



ihfni. 



-FAITH ALONE." 



SiilHcrJiiTl- 



irilluliu 



i..»M he 



n.Mre.vtf,i : J. H. iI30IlS, Li!1it'«. CitmU Cj., Ill 

We want il disiiia.-lly iin.l.-i-sl..<"l ibat 
the t-olamns (tf (niritai)er iiiiJ not ripen 
Io ndvcrlwcmoiiU'. 

A coiwiihTiihb- aninniit <if foriwpon- 
.KiK-c, ns well a* t-tbir imp >rtaij: lanlUir 
has been crmvd.il out tUlf 
appear in nest in«tie. 



WE NEED SOUND DOCTRINE. 
1 hia 



r|llU; (.Illy iibjclluii, ihiU we liiive j«t 

■ant lit' ayain>t nnr pajior i*, that it 

i.. 11 Illllc U30 small. IJat it ^llo^lM lie 



PROSPECTUS FOR Vol. II, I877- 

*y' I I'll »'■'* "Undiii- ^ve i^iid _■»'! »'"' 
\] iiw*'"^i"« f"i" the Vi-av 1877 It i» 



nAYING sb...._ 
Una we are not juslifb'd by bntb 
aW.nntl.ywork««/o-.r. cto. luitDy 
fnilh. mrh. the hlood ol Cbn.t, 



Uio ivhvlf ariiw ^■'t 0>n\. Reader, do y.)n 
wear ibat aniior? 

We eo ctimcstly contoiid for obwii[■|,^.^. 
to tiod,— engaging in ibo works of iIk- 
Loitl C'brist,— bcciuiso (a) Clirhl ),i,i„ 
us keep (do) bis coinmimdments ; V 
:!imo I") ill obci/in(/ Jesus wo buve tlio 



u of etcninl life ; bceni 



red tbat our |>ntv 



U ;iUo lo< 



c c 
ago ifl 



rtrace, i" — ■ ■ — , 

lJ,c ..m.c of Ihc Lord Jo.li., ami by 111 

o,i,itoi™i'(i«l,-in«li»''. ''.vlli" A"- 

ll,„f r.uJ .1.0 "il.jcc« of ,aIv«Uo.i woi-k- 

L. lo"Ctl.ii- ill Imvliioiiy, wc sliiill l>io- 

.,J to iioliM (A) by <«M works wo nro 

earnestly 



Will 



Tint niMrft--- of (Jwrge llarnhnrt is 
(liaajii'd from fintrojinli!', Kaiii^a*, to 
Now-Ionia, Ni-wt"ii Co., Mo. 



[irospcctii* for tlic ytav 187 
a little early, but ns we dcslrt. to 
all the iiamt'* we can, before co u 

tbe mxt volume, welbiisgivLO -„-- 

ln.I..ll other., intt'i^^ted in o k j stifi-.l. nnd UO ^^'h ^^<^ 

line toga lip protiy go I I ts j contend for tlum. 
and won.l tbcni in before tlie beginning of 
rbc n?.xl ytnr. 
Jliub depends npon our agents ui 
U...1 by inrb:^. but bv the solidity and "rder that we Miccecd well wi.h onr p.- 

will nl ■ nl woidt, working npn i;c»d li>t ot JiiD- 

NcribciH for Tin; HRiniiiiKX at Wouk. 

t.ood..nec^ino«r publishing Ui«nc^. ; Wc «lm!l eoniinno to nmko the pnper 

^ -■-■-... ^.(1 1 worthy of the nltcniion of every lover of 



and we lhinke..riv>i.oml» well with the 
hjze of the paper, wpetiiilly so, when it ""'P' 
lit borne in mind ibal wo insert nondvcr- 
tisenicnls naide from our own bii^im^-i. 
Tlic pai>^T, however should not be mcaa- 

M-,and ibcrefore we hope toscollieniall 

Kc'/arding n larger paper 
ibis time nay this mueh ; if v 



<i meet with 



Oiimi.MMTW, Monty li^t »"d (ilean- 
ing« were iinavuidably tiowdecl oul this 
wc'k. We will try and find jdaco for 
ihtiu next inxuc. 



Till! inti-nvtbij.' awiiiit of "The Lnat 
Doy." a* found on first page, wii.t ^entlt8 
by R K. lliieehly aU, but ns botli 
eouititi nro about the Kinie, 
bul line. 



pnhlii^b 



TiiK .lern^aleiii I.lti r wus not ineived 
hope to linvo it 
We liavo nn'.de 
bller.' r.-;;ularly 



fr..in 



lie for Ibin 'w»c, 
■ by ne,tl we--k. 
■;ennnt« Io hi'V.- 
.Ttru-^iili'iu. 



TiifWi: who now >uiweiihc f-r Tun 
JIkkthrkn at WoltK for in': 
ceivc the j>apcr free to the end of the 
(oeient yeur from ibc time we g.t their 
imme. Ageiil« will r 



inber lbi)i. 



Ix or.ler tliat Till! Ili:i.Tinti:N at 
Wni;K nniy ronuo'iiee eaeli vohinn-wiib 
tbe liejfinniiit; of llie year, we eonelude 
to eomnienee volnnio II witli tli-- bef;in- 
iiinj: of llie next year, then hereafter we 
will be ill linr wilh the year. 

Lajt Siitiirday one wa.s bapliKed in 
th." Yellow Cr.ek eluireh, and lli" next 
ihiy another made applieatiou. On Sun- 
day las;, three yoiin;^ sisten* were re- 
ceived by baptiiiini into tbe Sliaiinnn 
cbutt-b. niakin;; in all five young nuni- 
l>erH during the biAt l>iw weeka. 

W'n mil wpeeial allention to the noliee 
wo give of the map of the Holy I/iind, 
near Ibc eIo<e of llie fourth pa;;e. We 
d.i not favor the idea of giving preiniunn 
in eonneetion with religious papers, but 
being very aiisiout to get this map well 
eireulntetl in the brotherhood, and as 
ibcre arc many who fee] tbenuelves too 
poor to pay for it, wc thus give thcni n 
elinnec to )i;iy for one in work by eollect- 
iii;; Kiib.^rilii'n< for our paper. Tliismap 
retails lor S2 00, but any one who will 
send UH 10 dubseribers for 1H77 and 
?i;i.50, will receive the map free. 



This week we 
the orijjin of the Walileiiocs, a elas 
jKiiplo who dotiblles!* descended from the 
ii|Ktftlcd. It if our imjiressiua that, when 
I'aul went from Home to Spain (Koni- 
l-'i: '2S), that be panned tlirough the 
l'it-<liaont valley, where the Waldenses 
then livtil, ]>reaebed to them, and there 
built up a eliurcb Ibat has einee been 
tbe admiration of the world. Should 
we get time after little, wc want to give 
»mr rv-aders n pretty fidl ueeount of tlicMS 
jieojile and their hiimIc of wortilii]i. Wc 
know it would W int4'i-c*ting to yon nil, 
bei-auM; from the liixt knowledge wc 
have of them, tbey wem much like the 
Drethreu. 



ivliieh we nndi.nbkdiy will, and .succeed 
in getliiifr a prelty large eirtulalion. our 
rea<leni in eours.- of lime, may look for 
the largect pajicr ever yet publitbi-d in 
the brotherhood. Bul we want a iillle 
time to work the matter ni). We don't 
want a larger paper than we ran get well 
filled with goorl ."ound rending matter. 
We would sooner publish a small paper 
woil fdlwl witJi good whrdesome reading, 
than n ]ar;^c one containing a grta'. deal 
not fit to po before either the world or tbe 
ebuivb. Ilenec we want to enlarge as 
onr eirrulntion increases, and in propor- 
tion ns we may become competent to 
edit *neh a paper. 

Wo believe, that willi the aMilstance 
that we will ivccivc from our Associate 
Kditors and (■onospondeiils. wc will tw 
able to piiltlipli a paiier wovtby iho pat- 
rona;,'e of every brother and fistor in tbe 
broiheihootl— a paper that is rabulated 
to iniprov.', build itji anil edify our pco- 
pie generally ; a paper that will earnestly 
labor to keep llie ehnnh in the tdd paths 
in which tbe iiiiustles and our aiicieJtt 
Brelbreii trod, and thereby bring the 
whole biolhirbood to a unanimity of 
FeJitiment in faith and practice. 

Wc sUirt out iiilly delcrniiiicd to stand 
upon the foumlntion of the apnstles and 
prophet 8— earnestly contend for the faitb 
onco delivered unto the mints; not sbun- 
niu ', to deelftiv the whole counsel of God, 
and will endeavor to set before the 
church and the world, clearly and dis- 
tinctly, all that Chrbt and the apostles 
have enjoined upon ua. We know, that 
many limid persons think it unsafe to 
come out ill bold terms, aud oppose popu- 
lar wicUeducsJ now found in high places. 
It is claiined that we nntst court the fa- 
vors of those who are gliding along with 
tbe popular current of worldly religion. 
l>e-t otbei-M, of ibis, think as thoy may, 
lint a.« for ourselves we have long been 
of tbe iiiipiv«jion that a paper tliat will 
fearla'sly stand up for the truth, the 
wliolo truth, aud nothing: but tbe truth 
would be well supporteil by the brother- 
liood. The time ha.'i come that men will 
not endure >-ound doctrine— they are not 
tfutidfieil witli the simple truth as it U in 
Cbiiit .Ie*Ui^, and to sueli a wink is net 
sufReient, bul before them tbe truth must 
he boldly and poititcrlly placed. Tbe 
gospel must not only be jirenehed but it 
must he defended with might and power, 
tiliort i^keteli of' Tor tbe church the time has now fully 
of [ come that every member diould take 
their firm tttund upon tbe truth and 
istaud lirnity to their pool. 

Kvei-y nge of the world has had it« 
evils nnd besotting sinn, and the period 
in wliieb we now live is by no means ex- 
empt. Wc have our baltlcf to fijjht — 
our enemies witbout and troubles witliiu. 
Our proncness and continued ellbrt to 
run alter the fashions and vanities of 
the world, 113 well as tbe popular dispo- 
sition ujioii the part of the mnp.'jes to 
evade the mmpic comniaiidB of the Lord 
and lii:i apO)^tle!<, i^hould be met with liriu- 
nesa and be utmngly opposed by every 
disciple of Christ. It is a giiod thing to 
have n church in the worl.l, but when 
wc get tbe world into the church then 
thnigs are in a de|donil)le fix. ThcB|)ace 
between the cliiirch and tbe wiu'ld wants 



irulb, and if any who desire Io act ns 
ngtni?, do not receive a plo^pecl\w, they 
will jihftse diMp ue a card and wo will 
send an outfit by next mail. And if any 
receive more than one copy of this issue, 
they will please baml tbe exlra copies to 
thu^e who will likely be intereit.-d in the 
pft])cr. Wc wmiit an agent in every lo- 
cality to work for U.I, colkcting subscii- 
hnv. Wc ai-c not going to beg, hut ^imply 
place our claims (airly and Kiuaioly be- 
fore you, and then ask you as a favor to 
Ibc great cause of religion, as a duty wo 
ull owe to the intert^t of truth, the sal- 
viitloii cf tlie world, and the w-clfarc of 
tbe clmrcli, that you <lo what yon can 
fijr our ciilcrpri.^o. Help us to make 
a suectssful and an nnwavci- 
isent of rrimitive Chiistiai ; y, 



rpa 



Wi; hoped Ui be able to give a report 
of tbe Slcin Fiiml this week, but as a 
pari of the money ix htill in the Kast we 
cannot make an exac: reixirt till that ■ to be kept wide that the distincti' 
IB receivd. Wc will arrange Oi wjon I be plainly sivii by every per-oii 



>n may 
who if 



lllg CVpOl! 

dcllndini; the aneit-at order of tilings a-i 
priicticcd by tbe apostles, the primitive 
Cbrisiians-, find otir ancient Brethren. — 
Enable us to find our way inlo every 
nook and corner "of the land, not of the 
members only, but every outsider in yonr 
communrty. 

Our agents will do well to carry our 
proapeclus wilh them, and when a 
pmper opportunity pveseiiLs il>elt', nnike 
tlic claims of our paper known, read 
" Our Position," found on the hack of 
tbe Piwiioctus to nil, and then solicit 
their subscription.' 



BRETHREN IN SWITZERLAND. 

rnilERE is now living in tbe mountains 
I of Switzerlaud, not Jar from where 
the Waldcn.^es used t;) live, a body ofre- 
iifliou' |);>optc that very nnicb resemble 
the Brethren. Tbey iiKcd to practice 
trine immersion aid tlio New Testament 
ordinances just ns wo do, but lately 
have got to using single immersion and 
have also dispeiisis'l with fect-wasbing. 

There is a brother living near I^iia 
tiiiaBlivte, who, when on il visit to Swit- 
zerland a few yeaiit a^o, made it a spe- 
cial business to pay these people a visit, 
though subject Io a gre.it dc-al of danger 
from robbers while passing far up into 
the mountains where ihciO ieehidc<i peo- 
ple live. He fouud them very plain, in- 
duntrloua, moral and religious, and bad 
quiu- an interview with their bishop; 
and from what lie coubl gather regard- 
ing their history, it would seem tlmttliey 
descend from the old Brethren in Ger- 
many. 

It sccnis that when the pci-secution in 
Germany arose against Alexander Mnek 
and his brethren, that some of them (led 
into the mountains of Switzerland (or 
wifcty, and there, shut out from the lany 
world, have remained Io this day, and 
now have a considerable number in the 
community. Their bishop eonfcjsed 
that they had deviated from the old or- 
der, and acknowledged that the piaetiee 
of the Brethren in tliiscountry waamorc 
in harmony with the ^!cripture. It how- 
ever Kcnis strange that these lonely dc- 
scendeiits of our ancient Brethren have 
never been heard of before, and we some- 
times conclude that for aujjht wc know, 
on tome other secluded ^])0l of ibc globe, 
there may be another band of dejcnd- 
cnto from the original eight of G'-rmaiiy, 

Wo liojMs to be able to looii report 
more of these pcojde, as there is an ef- 



The WORKS bv which wo are justified 
mv those '■ which God halh before o.-- 
daincd that we s!io;dd walk m them 
[Eph "• 10>. Jc.'^i's. ll"*^ '^"""''' "' 
those' work., by faithful and innmcd 
men, has nnide known, or specilicd those 
works. Among Ihcso arc, (1) Fuiih, (2) 
Uepentance, (3) Baptism. All theso 
works must be performed by Iheeivalure 
to be saved, and then God has promised 
(1) To pardon all sins. (2) To lead him 
into all truth, and (3) To give him eter- 
nal life. Faith, repentance and baptism 
puts a man inlo tlie kingdom of C;od.— 
Faith is not more fcfccutial ihau repen- 
Uuice, nor is repentance more essential 
tlinu baptism. One thing which God 
commands men to do, cannot be moicts- 
sential tlmn another ibiug, which he 
commands men to believe aud obey.— 
The God that commands ineu to brltcvc 
in hia Bon, niso commands them to be 
baptized into his name. 

Having found and accepted the way 
into the church of CbrisI, the child of 
God goes on to piacliee all that the 
I^iid Christ enjoins upon us. 

The Savior not having caused any- 
tliing to be written that be did not 
wAut written, nor leave anything out 
of his gosi)el that he wanted in. there 
remains no ollu-r nlteriialive (or sane 
men and women, but to accept that in- 
liilliblo "jiord uf truth," ami steaiUaslly 
reject all human plans of salvation. 

Going directly into tbe gosi>el of Jo- 
SUB wo read, "He that believeth and is 
baptized shall be saved." Wc believe 
this, and straightway are baptized. In 
doing this, do we do our own work or 
the work ordained of God? The work 
ordained of God, without a ])article of 
doubt. Practically, could we believe 
this and not do il ? Not at all ! 

If some JiioH should proclaim, "Be- 
pent and have a littk wuter *priuhhd on 
you," and wc would obey it, would we 
not have done a work set up by man, — 
licncs not Qod'a work ? Is it not strange 
that so many are very ready to believe 
in the work originated by men, and shun 
ihoie " ordained of God?" 

Right in Cliri,'t's "word of truth" wc 
read, "yc also ought to wash one anoth- 
er's feet." Well, to do this rctiuires 
work. Not only external work, bul in- 
ternal work also, — a pulling down of 
pride, and the despoiling of self-will. 
Now because Joaik tells us to do thi-', 
and wc do it, have wc done our own 
work, or the wmk "ordained of God?" 
There'is only one answer, " God's work." 
Don't rush along loo rapidly, for wo are 
treating on ibiiigs pertaining to our sal- 
vation. 

The same kind J(su.s eays, " take tliis" 
(the cup of communion) "and divide it 
among your-udvcs." (Luke 22). To lake 
and to divide rc(piire.s some ifl'ort oa our 
part. This cflbrt is called n'ori. Whose 
woik ? All answer, " ordained of God." 
Very good. Now let »s look at another 
kiinl of work which wc also K'arn from 
tlie infallil)lc ■rnide. " Greet ono anoth- 
er with an Imiy \i\t»" (lioni. IG: ]G). 



promise oi eicrnni me ; nceauHe (c) u.g 
juffiinbat eterual life ; and because (d) 
there is no pi-omise from God that wc 
shall receive tlie hGucfit of Chiist's mis- 
sion upon earth short of doing precisely 
as bo ciminuinds. 

Wc reverence any work commaiultui 
by our Lord aud Master, let it ho rver 
so lowly. To the born of Christ there 
is unbounded Joy in doing anything 1],^ 
JiL-us command.-. There is a vast dilK.|.. 
cnce between a work given us to do, ami 
one that springs from our own breast,— 
By doing the work assigned us by tlu. 
Lord Jesus, wo shall bL' justified ; but if 
wc proceed to perform a work not men. 
tioned by King Jesus, though in onr ts- 
tiniation it may be very good, there is uo 
pnmiiao from Jesus that we shall be jus- 
tilled by it. To illustrate, it is coiiaiil- 
e e.l a "good work" if a man, of Ins 
abundance, shall give n few luuidnil 
dollars to build a house to woi-sbip in. 
Perhaps it is a "good w.nk." bul let ih 
remember that our King has not pmnii.-- 
cd eternal glory to him who does suili 
works alone. If the giver is a man of 
God, and donates with a pure motive, 
and savs nothing about it, God certainly 
will reward him; but remember tlieK- 
arc the kind of works that Paul has re(- 
erciice to when he says, "Not u{ 
works, lest any man should boast." 
He don't mean the works ordained nf 
God, and in which wo arc eonimamleil 
to walk. No, no! Paul diil not pull 
down the works of J e 
nor those commanded tis by Jisns 
tlirougb Paul. O what pleasui-e to obr 
our Lord and Savior! "Who can relih 
to follow Jesus ? To refuse is to be alom 
aud how sad the thought ns well as the 
fact, to be aloiiel Alone in our dct 
to be saved ; alone lu seeking for glory, 
oh how sorrowful ! 

Jam,'.', who journeyed with Jlhus 
■says, "Even so faith, if It bath no 
works, is dead, being alone." Here i 
" faith alone," and brother Jainc-s phiin 
ly tells U9 il is dead. Being dead, it can 
not work life ; and not working life, it i: 
of no possible use to a child of God.- 
E.ctt (iiilh alone. K. 



BRETHREN'S HYMN BOOKS. 

rpilb: Bivihren's New English Hyiii 
1 Book can now be had at this offir 
as we have ordered (piite a number i 
thcin, they will be sold on tbe foUowii; 

TEIIMS; 

1 copy, Turkey Ma roeco, post paid Sl.l 

Per dozen" '* " ■' 11*1" 

" " " by express 111 "11 

Icopy, Arabcscjucor sliccp, postpaid ' 

Per (lozen " " >^ 

" " " " " by express 7. '-'^ 

BAPTIZED AS JESUS WAS. 

I once witnessed the baiitisni of lif- 
t«eu adults, nicmbci-s of tbo Xhiili'l 
Brethren church, who were detcniiiiu.l 
to be baptized in the wnkr. It was i 
the wintei', und very cold. Tbe pro- id in;; 
elder failed to convince them of the ii.^e- 
lessness of such an act. Into the n-nl-r 
Ihei/ ivould <jo. And so must he. The 
first one, a brother, being asked by llic 
elder; Brother, what is your mode nl 
baptism? On iny knees, three tin 
face forward, was the prompt rephj. Ih' 
was so immei-scd. The second one. a 
sister, was nslccd; Si»tor, what is yo'"' 
mode of baplism? / waul yon to boji- 
aa Jexitg wan, was her rejily.^ 



The asjcnibled witnesses waited an.xioii!^ 
No trouble at all to do this when born of, h ^ ^eo what mode that would be. Our 



God. QodlvlUm to Jo this; add we 1 ""■'*i*:'y 'lOweverwasBpcedily relic 



d liv 



do the work by doing it, not by not do- 
ing it. No net of mon can " Greet one 
nnothei- with on holy hiu" by doing 
tomihiug cUr. As well try to obey, 
"wtith one atiothfra fed" by hauling 
wood (ijr each other, as tn fry to obey 
"Greet one another wilh a kits of dmri- 
ly" by uol doing it. 

To do what Je.^us bids,— /o io what 
he wants us to be,— io keep what be give* 
11*,— (o a4- what we need, is Imviiit; on 



his taking her to a proper dcplh of w"' 
tcr, and having her kneel down, ami In' 
inimeivcd her throe times face fbrwaril. 

O Ood, when will igmnaiice and I'l^'J' 
irdice be far removcil Iroin tlie peoph 
I). P. Saylov. 



Tiir: Brelbren's n. 
which is now being conipic 
]ilace, jiroinihes lobe ipiilc n 
place of woivbip. 



■Imjj 



hull.'"' 
ill Ihi' 



THK 7VRKTJI1?E:n A.T WOKK. 



BAPTISM 

Into Each Nsme of theTriQity. 

UV J. W. STKIN. 

SO then wlierevcr ilifiyreiit cIiisrcs 
if i)ci>|ilc, or iiiilividimis of <li<Icrciit 
,-iiili 111"' office, na Musea ttiid Aaron 
(Num.4: 1), nvc collectively addi-csHed 
, oiii' tlif^foiii'se rrspectiiig llieir Bevernl 
'I'liliiir clusses, olitiraeters or diiticH, 
ifli (lificuin-siM atwnyB involve not one 
liut nffcral, actions niid licnce fiivor a 
plnraliiy of actions in baiitisin. 

Aj/iiiii (lie following pii'Sftge liiis hot'u 
iiP'cd as n'ml'^BO'"' " '^^ *'"^ ncknowl- 
j,,]j,oiiKnt of the mystciy of God, iind 
„f the Fallicr, flnd of Clinst" (Col. 2: 
2). IliTP llit-y iiiniiiluiu tlmt onr iuter- 
tirctal^'H of ouf text wimlil give three 
iiiyslL'iics and tlirce iieknowledgciiients. 
Tiii!< liowcver is not n pnmllel text, it 
lias no snlijec't, predieate, nor dircet ac- 
lidii, nn<l whctlier God lias one or many 
iiivstcrics (lertnining to tlio one divinity, 
or one, "f '"orc, in each power of ilic di- 
vinily, I ''" >'"' know. One thing I do 
]<now, "The mystery of Ond, and of the 
l-'allicr and of Christ" involves niyo^riVs 
111 im'. Then' iirc disliiR-tive pecnliari- 
(Ils about the divine niiturc, which bntflc 
nil niv eflort* to conijtrehend. Hence, 
111 iiiLs every attribute and perfection of 
ihc divine intelligence is n mystery, tind 
could I ncknowledge nil hy their distinc- 
live names, Jt would involve ackuowl- 
cd"iinonts of mytcrics in mysteries. If 
iiiiv one can find a parallel to the single 
iiciiiin in baptism here I tun willing they 
sliiinld have it. Another passage Is 
s.,ijietimes hnmglit forth ; " I pray God 
that vour whole spirit, soil, and body 
he inisirrved blameless, unto the coming 
III" our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Thcss. 5: 
2:J). Tliis is not at nil analogous to our 
text, "Spirit, soul and body," is the 
npound subject to the /JusMire predieate 
" br ]>rcicrved." How unlike action per- 
formed into three distinct names, Tiiere 
jy vet nuc more passage to whieh I must 
nivr; "Ye also shall continue iu the 
S.riand iu the Father" (1 John 2: 24). 
Wu have Already noticed an esami»le of 
tills kind, hut as it is ui-gcd speciuliy by 
j-iiiu'lc inuntM-fiouists it deserves a passing 
iKilicc. Our opponents maintain that 
it llie two ndverbial elements, " in the 
Sun," and "in the Father" cannot effect 
I 111' verb " co)itimte" as to express two 
aition?, that tlie adverbial elements, "in 
thi- iKiinc of the Falher," and "of the iSon" 
and of the Holy S]iirit," cannot so mod- 
" lui/itizintj " as to convey three no- 
us. If " nhail conHnite" whs acHt'c 
1 triiu'illvf like " bojiliziiig " and "in" 
I denoted 11 relation of action like 
ilo" (t'M), the argument would be 
sipiind. But alas for them "in" only 
diiii)tes lelnij, and " iihatl contimto" (wif- 
jiiiV*') or, "will ablfie" is neither active 
imr tiamriiive. This merely refers them 
lo their bciii(/ "iu the Son and in the 
Fiillicr " as the Uithei-s were " in the 
rhiid, and in the sea" when "baptized 
unto Moses," and as Christ will be "in" 
llie three glories when he cornea into the 
Olid The fact that christians may 
idiidi: or continue "in the Son and in the 
Father," no more proves that tlicy were 
biilttized into cadi of them by one a(- 
n, thrtn a man's continuing in two dis- 
I't relations, which he sustains to one 
lividual, as cousin and husband, jiroves 
lliat one act introduced liiin into both. 
I have only one more case urged us a 
lianillel to our text to notice, and I will 
liL- done with these examples. A friend 
of mine, once opposing my views on this 
iidijert, suj)poscd n lirm consisting of 
■lohn and Henry and William Brown, to 
have n business agent to sell a house for 
tliitn, and all three wishing tobevespon- 
Nible for the deed, say to him, " Go, sell 
tlmt house iu the name of Jolin ]Jn)wn, 
id of Henry Brown, and uf William 
llrown." "Now," he asked, "docs be 
fell it three times, or oneci*" This if I 
vi'niciiilier wan his Gibraltar. I answer- 
ed "onrr." But in the first place this 
teiicc adduced, is not like the com- 
lui»ion. It is " in (en) the name " nnd 
'■ into " (<■/«). " In " and " into " are 
Hot synonymous or equivalent, and "no 
iiiiimr nor dietiomiry in the civilized 
w.irld," as Mr. Campbell would huvo it, 
make tlicm so. Again " name " is 
idiomalic. " Calling on the name of iho 



Lord " Kings 18 ; 24. 2 Kings .5:11. 
Pa. 116: 4,13.16. Is. 11 : 4. Acts 22: 
18), is the pume ns " cnlliug upon the 
Lord" (1 Kings 18: :j(i, 37j. go ,|,„t 
i" baptism we are flymhoHcnlly pnt into 
Ih Father, and into the Son, and into the 
Holy Spirit. Now if the agent could 
sell the house into ihc Mi^ri-. Browns' or 
into eneh one of llicir naims, the ease 
would be analogous. But this he cannot 
do. Ho is authorized by them to sell it 
to another party. Yet lor the argument, 
suppose the constructions to Ix- paralkl. 
Let it be furlhcr reinembeied that no le- 
gal sale is complete without the payment 
of the pnreliasc money on one hand and 
the giving of a deal of eonveyanee on 
the olher. A man may bargain a inle 
nnd you may force him by law to mm- 
I)lete it. Again the law may fail to dis- 
cern an act or design of fraud iu every 
case, but God will nut. (The correel- 
ncss of this position I am willing to sub- 
mit to the best legal Judiciaries in the 
country, notwithstanding there is 
hunul of moral rcclilude higher than 
they). Now then let us try the ease. — 
Here is an agent who, by virtue of a 
power of alloruey from the three Messrs 
Brawn's, proposes to sell mc a. house for 
so much. I hold the purchase money in 
my hand. He has the one deed of cot- 
veyance to sign and deliver, before it 
is consummated. Now it will not do 
for him simply to tell me "I make yon a 
deed in the name of John Brown." But 
he must actually ti^n John Brown's 
name or a legal subsiitulo for it. Then 
he has performed one iiction, but is the 
deed complete and the sale perfected t By 
no means. If lie >tops there the whole 
thing is a failure — an abortion. But he 
says, "and ol Henry Brown." Well he 
must not just tell me so, but he must do 
it. HeiKC he tigni- Heury Brown's 
name or a legal subflitute. Here tlien 
are two actions. Is the one deed com- 
plete, the one mle perfected yet ? Cei-- 
toiuly not. If he stop there I will not 
have it, the hiw will not recognize it. // 
ia no mle. But he s;iy,s "and of Wil- 
liam Brown." But he must not merely 
iay so. He must actually sign William j 
Brown's name or a legal substitnte. — ' 
Here then we Imve three distinct actions 
in completing that o>v deed fcnd perfect- 
ing that o>itr sale iu the three Dames. Or 
if it be insisted that the deed could be ex- 
ecuted in the I aine of Messi's. Brown & 
Co,, I reply, to make the analogy good it 
would have to be made to appear that 
baptism could he administered in the 
name of the Father A Co. But such 
nrc not the instructions of our text. Iu 
conducting this thought I submit to my 
friends an unanswered proposition, once 
made by Bn. U, H. Miller in debate ou 
this point. Jj Iheij will fnd jmt one 
practical aattcnec in the EnijUfh ianguarje 
jutl like viy text, i. c. having fhcMtmecon- 
Mtruction, iciV/i the snTiir parts of speech 
joined together in the mime relation, they 
tvefuin hnr, that doa nol rei^uire three 
actions I will give it vp. 

(To be continued.) 



casleth out Hint fear that hath tormeni, 
and \a the kind of fcaronr Master would 
have us get rid of. 

A filial, holy fear nerves its pnasrssop 
for all the duties that may he incumbent 
upon him, givta him strength whereby 
he is inclined and enabled to obey all 
God's comninndmeuts, even the moat dif- 
ficult, and to hate and avoid evil. 

Temporal or worldly fear, is wholly ir- 
conipatible with n spiritual or lioly state 
of mind. This fenr is a sure exponent 
of carnality within. Tlie mind that 
fiucluatcs with this changing world is 
not stayed on God. Ho who watches 
the markets with intense anxiety, an<l 
wlio is principally intonated in their 
quotations, >vhosc happiness or depres^i 
depends ujion bis worldly success, whose 
mind is swayed by the financial coudi 
tion of the country, and who will more 
freely diiieuss the political qutstions of 
the day, than converse on the subject of 
religion, givts an infallible proof «f his 
ti ue citizenship, no mailer wliat his prc- 
fession is. 



r^i Tli« llnllin. 

FEAfi. 



•■.\iiil 1 sii> uiilfi jun. my IViciuls, Ic wA 
afiaul of lliem tlinl kill llio l>ody. niiJ nf- 
IcT llinl hiwii iiu iiiuro tliiU llioy vnu do. Hut I 
will foil-will II you wlioai you nlmll fenr: Fenr 
liiin wliicli, iiflpv lie liiUli killed, liiilli power lo 
cnsl into licll ; yen. I any utilo yoa, Fcarliiiu." 
I.ukc 12: .1.6. 

1]11CAU is ft very painful sensation, an 
' iippixhcnsion or dread of some danger 
wliether real or imaginary, is the most 
lortnrons sensation that we can possibly 
conceive. There are difli?rent kinds of 
fear spoken of in the Bible, a worldly 
fear, or a dread of some temporal evil, 
and a spiritual fear, or a (ear of God.— 
This latter fear is again subdivided into 
tthat may be termed a slavish fenr. or as 
the apostle calls it, n fear that hath tor- 
nieut. being the result of conscious 
guilt, and the HUticipation of punish- 
ment, and n filial ttJir, being the itsulL 
of conscious ncceptance with (Jod, pro- 
ducing in the soul u holy aftcciiou for 
him, a sweet and settled peace, a calm, 
unshaken trust, and a lively zeal for his 
blessed cause. It i:- lili»l f^"' «l'»'l' «"'' 
Savior commends. This lear compre- 
hends perfect love, which John tells us 



A nervous or peevish anxiety for the 
repose of llic body, a painful dread of 
discflsc or death, a trembling fear of con- 
lagion, nil give proof of the prevalence 
of carnality. Of all the evils that we 
are exposed to in thij! life, therenrenonc 
that arc so fraught with tenor to the 
unrenewed heart as death. The very 
thought of death is appalling to such an 
one. Yet our Savior bids us not fear 
even this. Truly one from whom even 
this fear hiis been extracted, must have 
passed from death unto life. 

And then there are sufferings in th 
life [hat arc peculiar to ihe Christian, It 
is -still true, that they who will live god- 
ly in Christ Jesus shall suffer pei-secii- 
tion. The fact that we are hated by the 
world because we are not of the world, 
ie painfully forced upon our attention al- 
mtfit daily in our intercourse with the 
world. The slights, the insinuations at 
our so called bigotry, and exclusivcness, 
the sly thrusts at our plainness and an- 
lii[uated style of dress, all these things 
and many more of tike nature nnd in- 
tent, deeply wound our seusitivenrsa, 
and often call forth the deep drawn sigh 
or the scalding tear. Yet our Savior 
would say to us as he did t-i the church 
at Saiyrna "Fear none of the^e tliingj." 
What if we are pei-seeuted, what if we 
are tried and have tribulations, the 
promise to us L^, if we are faithful we 
shall have a crown of life. There is 
nothing that we should fear, in the sense 
of dread, but sin. It is not sickness, it 
is not poverty, it is not the hiss of friends, 
not even the loss of roputatiou that we 
should fear, for if we are obedient to the 
commands of Christ, nnd imve made 
him our portion, nothing can harm us, 
nav, all things will be made subservient 
to u?. Not they who have constant sun- 
shine, and unhiterruplcd prosperity, not 
they whose checks are never stiiined with 
tears, uot they whose path is smootli iu 
life, are the favorites of heaven. The 
path that leads lo glory is a j atli not 
strewn with roses, but pinntel with many 
thorns; "Through much tribulation we 
must enter the kingdom of (iod." Af- 
fliction, instead of being an evidence 
that God hates us, is the strongest earth- 
ly evidence that God loves us. Christ, 
therefore, says ti us, " Fenr none of tlii^e 
things" that thou shalt sutfer. have uo 
dread of tliem, however ajipalling they 
may appear to carnal sense, they are 
thy richest blessings in disguise. We 
may nsiCL these sorrows in nil Iheir 
poignancy, wo may weep over them, but 
we may not fear them. " Fenr none of 
those things," tJie woi-st of tlicni. the 
heaviest of them, the most painful and 
bitter of them. Christ would not have 
us be unfoeling Stoic's, but he will have 
us be true, courageous Christians, he will 
have us feel but not fear. 

A slavish tear is also inconsistent with 
the spirit of the gosiwl, " For," says the 
npostle, " yc have not ivceived the spirit 
of bondage again to fear; but yc have 
receivwl the spirit of adoption, wlierehy 
wo cry, Abba Father." And John tells 
us that, "Tliero is no fenr in love; but 
perfect love castcth out fear ; because 
fear hutb torment. He that fcareth, is 
not made perfect in love." The only 
wav that we can manifest our love to 
God is by obedience to his connnands. 
Slavish or tormenting fear iiriios 



from a conscious sense that we orC living 
in disobedience to those comrnandB, and 
these feare will continue to haunt lu to 
long as we continue thus disobedient, un- 
less the voice of conscience hocoines sti- 
lled, and we are left to our own perverai- 
ty. Perfect love, that love which ca*t- 
eth out fear, arises from perfect obedi- 
ence, or a perfec: yielding up of the 
nund, a perfect readiness on the part of 
tlie individual to obey every command 
us it is made known to him, no matter 
what that cnmmaod may be, no matter 
how many ^ncrifice9 it may cost him. — 
The least jmrliele of stubbornness on our 
part, or unwillingness to bend our will to 
the will of God, will inevitably lead to 
elerual dcith. The trrnieut which is 
now experienced is I ul the prcsa"e of 
tlie unutteral.h' agony which awaila the 
finally dinobcdienl. 

Filial fear is wholly in consonance 
with the law nf Christ. It uproots and 
coits out every other fear, ami enthrones 
tself within tiic heart. Vndcr its mild 
and firm scepter, all the faculties of the 
mind have their full and jwrfect develo{> 
meut, all the passions arc kept under 
proper restraint. The higher and nobler 
powei-s bear rule, while the baser are 
kept under subjection. " Godlines"," 
siiys [he apcslle, "is profitable unto all 
things, having promise of the life that 
now is, nnd of that which is to come." 
And oh the peace, the joy, the comfort 
of one who is in Christ Jesus. " There 
is, therel'ore, now uo condemnation to 
them that are in Christ Jesus, who walk 
not after the llfeh, but aller the spirit." 



K.it Tlif BtvOireii nl Work. 

RANDOM SKETCHES. 

FROM FKAHKLIN COUNTY PENH'A. 

Love-feasl in ilic Antieiam Congregation— 
An Old C'hurcli — The Attendance — 
The Chnrch and tlic World— A PUtu- 
ant Meeting — An Election — Rejleeiiona. 



01 



WAvsEsnuno, 1'a., Oti. ICtli. ISTO. 
Tuisdiiy, the 3ril instant, was the 



Umu. W« ihoiight : another trap set \,y 
Sulon to caU'h idle ones, curiouw one*, or 
to gratify the "vain imoginaiioiu" nnd 
the " hurtful hwts" of other*. One »ig- 
nificant thought occurred to us ux we 
pasacd on ; The world goes one twy and 
the ehureh goe» the othrr. \\'c may ofuii 
be necessitated lo meet the worhl, but 
the book of the Great Teacher give* lu 
no license to patronize its inxliuitionx 
and vain amusement*. The " lust of the 
e/e " is the devil's gate to many a M)ti\. 
We trust the brethren everywhere xloiid 
aloof from these sewers of wiektdnttw, 
and apeak out phdnly, hy word and dwd. 
that Cliristians must not cuuntt^'nancc 
Hiieh thiiigi., for it i« written.; " Bo yo 
separate— not of the worid." 

Our meeting was avcry profitable one, 
Th.c jircaching was of the old-fiwhioticd 
kiud, which reminds the believer of wlint 
ilcaus did for us, and how hiimblt! ami 
devoted we ought to be ti him. Tlu 
ministering brethren from abriLid were 
brother D. P. Saylor of Monocacy 
Church, Md.; brother S.Stamyoflowu; 
brother Brindle of Va.; and bpilhi-r 
Bricker of Broatl Fording congregation, 
this county. These dear brethren lal»-ir- 
ed faithfully, in wonl nnd doct.iiie, to 
the edification of the church. Very 
many good things were ^aid wlii.'h I 
could desire to note here. hu*. spaw for- 
bids even a syno^jsis. I often think ii 
would be beneficial to many if some 
notes were given — the brief eubstanec of 
what was said. 

The forenoon service was now conclud- 
ed, and the attendance was increneing. 
Dinner being over, the brethren from 
abroad proceeded to hold the cle.'liou 
for three deacons as had been previou.-'ly 
appoiiiti.ll. This seemed to take consid- 
erable time a.s there was no preaching 
done before the Examination Service. — 
On their return ^J the mceting-houso, a 
hymn was sung. 

"L'hililrcn uf llic ilcarcnty King, 

In tbc light, in Ihc liglit ; 
■Vs we jomncy let iis sing, 
la lilt' ligla of Gwl," &c. 
Brother Saylor procccdeil to dt-livrr the 
chai'ge to deacons, very dcfinitt-ly and iu 
nil impivsaive manner, aud then iianiol 
them in tlic order of their eleeliou. — Da- 
vid Gciser, Daniel B. Menticr. andS;ini- 
uel Wcity. Bro. Geiser not hviiig pnif- 
ent, tlie others and their wives and Bra. 
G.'s wife, came forward and were re- 
ceived by the church with the right 
hand of felhiwship and the kiss of char- 
ity, in our usual manner. Tliis woa 



for the present ycflr, which is regularly 
held each Autumn at the south end of 
the congregation, which extends several 
miles beyond the southern line of Penn- 
sylvania into Washington county, Mary- 
land. The Welly meeting-house is used 
for ibis purpose. It is a slouc house, 
well built, and will icat about 400 )'er- 
sou: comfortablv. A marble slab in one 
of the gable walls bears thL> date of its tl^e amid much teudenicsi and f n-.nt 



erection — 183(). Thus for forty years 
has the faith of our bi-ethren been held 
forth ill this ncighhorhiod. The house 
was built by friend John Welty. and by 
him donated to the chnrch of the Breth- 
ren for their exclusive use. He after- 
ward became u member, but has also 
been laid among them that sleep their 
last long sleep, and aivait the resurrec- 
tion of the just. 

Our Lovt-fi.'ast meeting was one that 
will he long i-emembered. Tlie wcalhcr 
was cool, the day w:is bright a:Kl l.>v.^ly. 
The attendance was uot so large a.* usu- 
al ou these occasions. One reason wns 
that our fanners were delayed considera- 
bly in putting their grn'n into tliegi-ound, 
ou account nf the frequent and heavy 
raii'S. But I do think our brethren and 
friends ought to "leek first the King- 
dom of God and his righteousness*." — 
These Love-feast days ni-e si full of 
meaning ami interest to our souls tliat | 



expressions of greeting and cimifort.- 
Muy the Glorious He:ul of the chnrcli 
abundantly bless them, and keep them 
in the love of the tnith, to fulfil t'uir 
office — "tlie caro of the church," — that 
it iii:iy at le:iat be ssiid unto each uf tlcTii. 
" Well done! good and faithful s- mini ; 
thou hast been faithful over nfnvthhiy, 
enter thou iuto the joy of the L-ml." 

The Kxamination Service w:is an- 
nounce*! by singing, 

■■(liii'lu iiir, 1) tlioii :Trc;il Jclionth. 
t'ilgrilii ihroii^li IliU luiTrru lnD.l: 

I mil ncnk hiil iliou tin luigkiy. 

IloM mc with ihy iionctfiil bnlul." 

The eleventh chapter 1st Corinlhians 
was then roaul, (as is our eis um in r.ll 
the churches). Bro. Siiyhir spoke mi«t-- 
ly of purity of heart and bolimsi: of 
life, applying it to our cveiy day life, 
and how we jlioull examine ourselves iu 
order to appuiaeh the Table of the I*imI 
a maniKT that will be iu-ecptablennto 
(lod ; and how wc simuld rtifoKv by iho 



melhinlts scarcely any raison will j«*ti- j g^,^^ ^f y^^j^ (o live a more dcvuut and 



fy absence. Dear brcthivn nnd sistere 
we will lust: nothing by setting apart 
this day to the special service of our 
Lord and Master. Wc will gain more 
than our day by it; ho will make it up 
tcn-fohl. Human calculation cannot es- 
timate the loss we sustiiin by ab.se«ti»; 



sclf-<!euying life iu the future. 

The evening onlinaucps of Fcctwasli- 
ing. Lord's f ujiiier.aud ounnmuiou wmv 
oheervctl in onler aud with much sol* m- 
nity. I might add much of iiit>-rx'«t ami 
pi-olit but must fi>rbcur. May the L»inl 
i:n\iit mcivv, gmco nnd waec to ihc 
ou,«-lv« from tl,» a,.,,omtn.eul, f.iw.,- , ^.,__,^^ ^^^ j,^^^, J/,„(,„„„.. 
ship, from our Council Meetings, and es- 
pecially these Love-fe«st occasion?.— , ^ "*" 
Here is a point lor s^'lf-txamination. — Manuscript sermons arv becoming 
May the Lord help us to "judge oris-- moiv and moiv un|wpuhir.!U»l ihedteii^ 
»elves, that wo be not judged" aud found ability of n minister is raieil ac\oi>lint; 
wantiu". ' tw ''^s nbiliiy to pitnth wiihuil manu- 
Aiiother reason for the modcnit'.- at- ' script bcrore him. Coiiw ming i-ne of 
tendance was lluit tliero were other at- j Itoe^tou's u'-h-^t prcjiehct^. Zion'f ItenM 
tractions ill the community. On uur sjus: " He has a noble voice, a fine di^ 
way to tlie lueoling. (which was siboul 5 ' livery ; if a hre.-»th of the Il'dy Spirit 
miles south of this plaw>, we [las.'td n would orly blow away his iiiau»scri)>t 
uumber of the ndvaneo wagons of a when he g»»e* into the pulpit, thfCtiurvh 
" grc.1t .'how " on ite way to exhibU at our would find oue of her iioblnM a*i»s io him." 



TI-IE BRETHREN ^T AVORJ< 



F-A-TMILY CIRCLE. 



WARNING. 



Oh ye yoinijt. ye p»y. 



Time nill mli joii ^r joiir liluum, 
DmiIi trill iIkk jr»ii lu llic loinb, 
Tlien foil will cry nnJ mtnl to lio 
Hnii|iy in cieniiiy. 

Will you p» lo lienren or Iicll. 
Otic yml llillit flll.1 lliere lo ilnfll. 
l-j.ri.l will ei.me nii.l .|niclly l"o, 
I niiKl mcel him «•> mii*( y<i<i. 
Viien yijH will cry nnil wnni lo 1* 
Knppy in ncmity. 



Tlio while IhroiiP will »oon nppenr. 
All ilic woilil mii«l Itieii Jrnw iiwir. 
Wiiiicrs will ho Jrivcii ilowii. 
Knlnla will wwir Iho nlorry crown, 
Then you will try nnil vxinl lo Iw 
Kiijipy in elcrnity. 

The Soft Thorn. 

ll'ILLIAM (JHANT livwl in llic 
} \ viry lii'nrt of I^inlon, ami up to 
iliL- liiin- wlicii (iiir story tutiimcucfjt, lie 
lii»l never ivttlly liei-ii in the couiilry. 
Wiiliiuii WHS ii boy wl'O would liavc 
eliihltk-reil ftt llio fomniiwiunof uso-ous 
crinif. As lo i-l«iliii«, or dowii-riglit ly- 
ing, or iiijiiriiit' »"J' "'"■''" " tP'ril'If fit 
f.r iia.-o.ioii, or any fcnc-li tiling, lie woiihl 
liiivc IiLvn pcrfirlly slioekcd it" a persoii 
l::,.l liililcil tlilit lie foiihl I>i' t'liiUy n'' 
H.hii llii.i;:*. Aii.l yti, ""c grii-ve to «iy, 
Williuni "lid not (iliriiik fiuiii the com- 
111 !:icciiii:iit of these siin". Hih fatlior 
ttii* ft dwicr in fruit, iiiiil llie little hoy 
iliil not niiml culJliti odd huiuhtw of ciir- 
I mis and npi- g'y>nv\n-nw, when lie wiin 
, .ininiiwiiiin.tl lo lay 'hem out for the 
...y's^al;-; iior did lie lliink it any pm- 
liiidar liarin lo Illlike excuse*, altlioiiKli 
tlu-y were not atriclly tnie, uor yet lo iii- 
diil;;c nt times in ii niiiriiuiriny and way- 
wAwl diapa-itioM, although ho never 
lirokc out into niiy fus of passion: bnl 
in nil tliise were U> be found tlie s^eds of 
greater evil. 

His father sjioke lo William about the 
dilU-ivnl fiuilu lie had observed ; for he 
well know that from liltle beyinniiifra 
ciini' great ending* ; and he dctcnnincd 
t". wateli every opportunity of ehceking 
till' lirsl. beginning of tin in his liltle son. 
lUil Willie. iiL-.tead of seeing ihcse 
fiiulls in lIiL-ir light light, and promising 
( .:juii'.-nd, argued with his parent, and 
Kiid Ihere wan no harm in pieking odd 
t>iiiii-ht±:> of I'ruit, or in making an excugc, 
pioviiled it was not a downright lie; or 
in miittoriiig wlun he wiw told lo do 
Hinii'lhing 111' did not like, provided he 
.li.l it in Ihe ml. 

'rhc faults*, liiiwiA-er, of which we are 
spiiiking, continind to jiViiw; iind one 
d.iy. iisliis ratlur was looking tliraugli 
\<w ghuH d T.r whieh i<i-|>araled hi« hark 
riiiiii from the f^hop, he w :is anniKi'd and 
giiivcd lo a.e William pulling olf soiiu- 
of ihe graiK-rt from a large liol-housi> 
Iciiieh, wliieli nt ihiit time hoKI nt the 
i:ile 'if Iweiily four iiliillings a pnund. 

*■ O liear, O dvar." taid he, " I feare.1 
il would (-omc U> this; and I eunnot tell 
whi're it will end." To make the mailer 
woiT^e, the fruiterer'si 8on, whcD taxed 
with having taken the graptm, denied it ; 
and though ho was seen to Take them, 
the hoy peivistiHl that he had not. 

Juftt nt this lime the fruiterer had oe- 
<-:L-iii>ii to go Mnne miles lulo llic country, 
lo si.'c one of the nuirket gardenei^ with 
whom he dealt. As ho wa^j going in his 
iiwii wagon, an<l William wouhl be use- 
ful to hold Ihe hon-L-, and as the lad 
hjok"d iis though he would be better for 
a drive, he dttermineil to lake hiiu with 
liim. 

The horse was accustomed to go pretty 
fjst, 61} he jioon Icll the emoky town be- 
hind, Hud William funud him^-lf in the 
niid:«t of green he.lgerovvg,fiueha»licliad 
never nean before. The new shoots of 
tSic epriog were very long, and he was 
tO'ju out of tin; wugon io ]nill some ^piig* 
ui the ^rjcn he admired to much. 

" Why here's a fuiuiy thing," eaid the 
Iioy, i.s he jumped into the wagon again. 
" I/»ok liLrc, frtllnr, iIksi- branchi* have 
(juitc eoti thorns ; regular tliorng like the 
rtset, lis look gocii, but they arc as soft as 
hiilter;" and he began bending one from 
ride to fide with his linger. 

" They aro wft hecauae they ore 
young," fiaid his father; "but in lime 
they will become n» burd us any of the 



R»t. ICvcu n.Av they have ihe .ame 
I bhajW as the olhcm, and are <iuile il- 
slinrp, only not being stiff and strong, 
! they cannot pritk." 

Time |>awc<i on, and when autumn had 
come, it so h.i]ipeiKd that the fruiterer 
liadlopsuR* (he very «ime way again, 
and William, as Kforc, was in the 'wag- 
un. The bedgi-s were still bcauliful, for 
they were now browning for the wiuler; 
and large buiiehw of red berries wcix- 
.(■allcrwl pltntifiilly on the branebes, 
nnd lluy allrncteil the attention of the 
Imy as they did lufore. 

The fruiterer had tliij* lime but few 
niiiuitw to spare, at he had to be back to 
his baiincss at an early hour: he sto])- 
]wd, however, for a nioimiil, to allow hit! 
son to jnmp out and pull some of the 
herric», for whi.Ii he luul e.\]nvr*ed a 
iviiih. 

" Rut mind the thorns, iny hoy," ^"''1 
he; they aiv not so soU now as whin 
we came this way in the spring." 

Dnt William paid no heed ; he made a 
gra-p at a large bunch, nnd although he 
succeeded in hringingthoniofr.hcscratch- 
ed his hand dreadfully. Nor did the 
boy's trouldcs end there. One of the 
tlinrns that stuck in lii.? ling, i-s could 
n.)I h^- taken onl : in vain did ho work at 
it hinis.-lf wilh a needle ; in vain did Ids 
motliL-r and the s<rvant-maid do all they 
c-Jiild : the thorn remained where it was. 
At hiNt Willi.im Grant's hand began to 
swfll ; Ihe pait where the thorn was, be- 
gan to jhow ei;ius of fe-'lering; and alto- 
gether he ftlt iO ill that the doct^)r was 
sent lor. ICvcn he found boiuc difiionlty 
eating the cause of all this li-oublc; 
he- had lo poultice ihe hoy's hand lor 
tvtini days, and finally to use an instru- 
ment, which [Hit him to no Hlllc pain. 

All this brought William Gmnt very 
low ; and hi-. illni»-s had ihe good effect 
of making him very nici^k and willing to 
listen lo instruction. He was no longer 
inclined to argue with his falher, but 
agrei-d entirely wilh what lie sjiid, and 
promised to nnicn<l, with the grace of 
God, io those points in which be had 
been so seriously at fault. 

One day, as hia fallu-r sat by William's 
hedoidc, he reminded him of the thorns 
that were nt fii^t soft, and yet jierfect, 
and shaped tu a ixnut; but In time they 
became hard, and how niiieli they could 
hurt he had just had experience; and 
but ftir ihf care lie had received, the con- 
»ecjuence inigbt have been fatal. This 
he told bis 80H was the beginning of sin, 
having pawed from cunaiits to gnvpcs 
(and he did not now deny he took them,) 
he might have gone on to money, and 
finally liecomc a confirmed thief. Sin in 
the beginning ia small, and s(.'eniingly 
jnay harm no one; but it is still sin; 
and give it time, it will glow and hard- 
on until it will d.. i; iirl'nt hurt. 



brotheniood, do the church a great deal 
of g.)od. 

After Ihe work of the fommiltec was 
over, we visiled some adjoining churches 
before our return home. We f.nmcd a 
number of new and pleasant acquaint- 
ances among the bi-etherii, and heard 
quite a number speaking favorably of 
Tm; Hkctiirex AT WoiiK and ^-.■emc(l 
disposed to give it a good circulation. 
And we believe the editoii^ will labor 
ban! to nmkc it meet the expectations of 
its friends, in being a linn and solid ex 
poucnt of primilive C^hrittiaiiiiy m 
taught in our bi-olherhood. 

R. H. Mil.l.E». 

Liulof/a, Jiid. 



CORRESPONDENCE. 

From R. H. Miller. 

OciOUKR Isl, 1876. 

BnO. Mookk: — It may bo interesting 
your readers lo know the com- 
mitu-e appointed by the Annual Meeting 
for Stark county Ohio; — J. P. 
Ebersole, Daniel Brow.^r, and inysi>lf, 
met wilh the chniTli on the L^th of Sep- 
tember, nnd heard the stulement and 
testimony of a diBicult rase, which con- 
stituted their main Iroublc. After hav- 
ing it in full, we made a decision on sev- 
eral points in their diiliciilly, nnd when 
we read our decision lo t)ie church we 
gave the rM^oii« for the decisions we had 
made un each pniut, and the decision 
wa« accepted unnnimon:*ly by the church, 
which we feel is evid.;ijce that the troub- 
le is settled eo far as it can be done by 
the church. Though some of the breth- 
ren may have diffeix-ut views on the mat- 
ter, we believe they all feel that the 
trouble ii eo settled that it is the duly of 
nil to submit. And we believe if coin- 
inittees would lake a good deal of pains 
to give ttie rcanotti for the tlicmoiis they 
nmkc, nnd cxjiUtin tlie unitler of trouble 
and itis remedy to the church, it would 
have n good inllucjice in giving sattsfac- 
ti'tn, and making a permanent sdtleineut 
of the diflieulty. The work of a com- 
mittee called by a church, ji< very impor- 
tant, and it may, by an explanutioii of 
the rules of the church and order of the 



FROM NEW JERSEY. 

t'noTO.N', Hunlerton Co., X. J,, ) 
Oct. VM\\. If^Td. J 

DKAU BKEl'IIUKN: FABurf of 
" Till; IJniCTimcN AT WoiiK :"— We 
had one adiiition to this arm of the 
church, Sejit. 2d ; an aged lady about 70 
years old, an invalid who had to be car- 
ried into the water on a chair. Fears 
were entertained that she wouhl not be 
able to have this solemn and imprcrtiive 
ordinance i)erfornied, but she pa^-isid 
through the ordinance a* only a 8.jldicv 
uf Je.tus can ; aud remarked the next 
day, that "she felt so much better." 

On the 22d of S^plcmbcr. according 
to previous arrangeni'-ul--;, IJro. S, H. 
Bashor came here nnd held a series of 
meetings; preaching in all, U'U di^^eours- 
es at this place. On the l.-l of Oct. he 
look Ihe parting hand with this congre- 
gation, and conmienctd a scriiM ot nieel- 
iugs at what Li known to the hiolhtr- 
hood as the Amvell Chnrcli, near Scr- 
geantsville, this conuly. Here he deliv- 
ered eleven old-fa-^Iiioiicd gospel aermons 
We sec no immediate success. 'Wetiust 
that be has cast bread upon the w;:t,i-s 
that will return in many days to Ci.::i:. 
Wc feel that the church here h;is bci n re- 
vived aud built up in the faith that v tis 
once delivered lo the saint;. From heic 
we understand that liro. Bashor, went 
to PutUtown, Pa., to hold a s?riej( oi 
meetings; may God hUis his labors; 
may he be iin insirunieut in tlit: hands ol 
our Heavenly Father of doing much 
good in the name of the Holy Child Je- 
sus. Fraternally, 

Amos S. Ciiamiieri.in. 



FROM DENMARK. 

THE lohd'-s hand, 
VTOTIoug.-ince, Fmpcror William of 
Xl Germany, proposed to visit Ltipsic, 
nnd great arraugcincnU were made to 
receive him. Two nionumenls had been 
erected, representing the Genius of War 
and Ihe Genius of Peace. Above the 
one for peace, in flaming k-ttci-s, was the 
Emperor's telegram whieli he sent home 
after the victory of Scilan, vie: " What 
a rhavgp bij the Proviilciicc of Cod." 

While all was excitement, and just as 
the workmen wire engaged in illuminat- 
ing the inscription, so n« to make it visi- 
ble lo every eye, a terrible whirlwind 
was seen approaching. The workmen had 
scarcely time to sock shelter when the 
mighty wind struck the Genius of Peace 
aud whirled it to the ground, breaking 
it into fragments, leaving only the flam- 
ing inscriplion, " What a chamje by the 
Piovidencc of Gad." 

So God shows himself, aud warns the 
people of his wrath to come ; but they 
underetand it not. Their idol was thruat 
down by nature's whirlwintl. But who 
made nature, aud who is able to control 
it? God alone! Who can break down 
idols by hurricanes nnd thunderi, whether 
erected by kings or pea^unls? God on- 
ly ! He can overthrow the wicked deeds, 
whether done by his childieii or his ene- 
mies. 

How soon can it be fulfilled what the 
prophet says: " Proclaim ye this among 
the Geiililes; prepare war, wake tiji the 
mighty men, let all the men of war draw 
near; let them conic up: beat your 
ploughshares into swords, aud your prnn- 
iiighooks into fpeai-s"(Joel 3; i)). 

Every preparation is made to kill, lo 
di-slroy each other. To shed blood scciils 
to be the desire of the weak aud the 
strong alike. that the Lord may slay 
the dreadful work ! 

When the mighty contest betweeii na- 
tions shall wage fearfully, wlial figure 



will the church make? What will bt^ 
come of church property, gathered in 
peaceful years, by hard werk. when 
everv true follower of Josus, on account 
of the peace and non-ic:.i^lnnl doctrine 
of iheir Savior, will be counted an cne 
mv? As ( hrir-t has warned u?, as the 
^^"o.I hook lell. of cruel wai. to come, 
let u= heed the wariiin;; in the overthrow 
of Ihe p.ace idol of a mighty king, and 
then soberly rellcct upon our own stand- 
ing. The heart should be preimrLul to 
an'^wer the <picrv. " What shall I do 
when my Lord allows my peace nn.I my 
estate to be taken awayV" •le^"'^ '^"-^ 
shown usthcinivilogeof aiakiiig friends 
wilh unrighteous mammon, that when 
we fid I here wo may be received yonder, 
nn.l still hear bis voice, "I wsis an hnn- 
gered.lbirety. sick and imi)ri.<oned, and 
ye helped me." "JJhs.-ied are they thai 
do his commandmenl^ ibal they may 
have a right lo the tree of life an.l enter 
iu ihrongh the gate into the city." 

("HltlSTIAN HorE. 

FROM IOWA. 

WATERt.oo. Iowa, Oct 10th, 1870. 
/lilEETINO tho beloved bveihron 
VTiind sisters lo whom this may come. 
Your covre.'^pondcnt, with Brn. Peter 
Foniey and H[. Si.«v«ler, were appointed a 
committee, by our late A. M., lo visit 
the church at English River, Keokuk 
connly, Iowa. On August IlOth, 1, in 
company wilh Brn. J. A. Murray andS- 
Jf. Jliller, leil home, and on Sepl. Isl 
met with the Urn. at Dr.-sdeu tUecp 
River church) Powe^heilt county, Iowa. 
Had a communion raci-tiiig same day, 
and preaching al the same place, twice 
a day, for the uexl two days. The 
church at Peep River n just newly or- 
ganized : they have built a very neat 
meeting-hoim; during tho summer. The 
church at this ])hicc appoaw to be in a 
prospcroua condition. Their luiuisters 
are Bru, Wm. Palmer, J. Funk nnd — 
Hopwood, Atlhi.'* place we mot with 
Bro. M. Sisslcr, of Dallas connly, and 
with a number of Bru. from other parU 
of the stale. The audience was large 
aud very attentive, and I tru?t good has 
been done in Ihc cause of the Master. 

On ^[ondiiy morning, Sept. 4th, wc 
proceeded on our journey to Keokuk ('o. 
Arrived with the Brn. at English Iliver 
same alternoon, had proachiug in the 
evening in ihcir mecting-houie. A large 
audience had met to Iiear the word 
preached. On the morning of the fifth 
we met with the Brn. nnd Sisters in 
council; and after devotional exercises 
tho commiltce organized by appointing 
u foreman, and Brn, Murray and Miller, 
as clerks. We then proceeded lo inves- 
tigate inattei-s, and after seiiously, ardu- 
ously and prayerfully laboring for two 
dny^ and a half, wo closed our laboiv;, 
nnd reported lo the cliuich. The incni- 
bcrs appciircd satisfied, and approved of 
the decii-ioii. 

Jlay love, peace aud union abound 
with our dear Brn. and Sisters at Eii- 
gli-ih Itivcr. Will the dear meinbera of 
this place, accept of our thank.", ibr the 
kind rccepliou and brotherly kindnt^i 
nmnifcsled toward us whilst we were 
with them ? May God abunilantly blcis 
lliein. Arrived safe at home Sej.t. 12lh, 
niceting our familicjj all well, thank God 
for \\\a Fatherly care and protecliim. 
E, K. Buii<;iiLEY. 

FROM MISSOURI, 

liEAli BRETHREN :-I have jusl 
1/ returned fiom a trip of fifty miles 
by land, lo a Lovc-feasL iu Carroll coun- 
ty, Mo. At thi.K place the brethren had 
heard nothing of the godly enlcrjniss — 
tho (Jofprl Trnd ji^no-ta/ioH, nor of Tin; 
BiiETMitKs AT Work which you nrc 
said to be about to imlilish weekly.— 
Having received no sitccimen copies nor 
prospecliH, I could do nothing more ihnn 
spciik a good word for the Tract Amci- 
ulion, whieh I did ia every Louso I en- 
tered in all my travels. At the ineelin" 
I took occasion lo gather all the brethren 
together, who were lliere from the vjiri- 
ous churches, aud gave n sort of a ini- 
valc lecture in behalf of the Awoeiiition. 
And I believe it will find general favor 
among the brelhreii in ihe WcMt. I ruc- 
eeeded iu getting the promise of brother 

. of Carroll county coiigixga- 

lioii, to Itceonie a worker for y-.u. 



My next cffiirt in your behulf will i,, 
Ihe Lord willing, in ten days in j^.^ 
county. I ho])C to have books and trn,,| 
fi-om you by that time. Then hucr \ 
expect to travel We.-il through Cllmi, 
Andrew and Ilidtcounlics, and if apii,..,' 
60 to do, yoii may consider me a A,o(/,, 
at work These tnivels will lie by \.^^, 
and an excellent opportunity to w<ni( j 
cl.iini wherever I go, Unit yon bretbrcn 
have struck upon the right thing, i^j 
ihe church has long aiO'eredfor thcwnm 
111'; and I am deleniiiiicd lo try and i,. 
what one, without capital, can do Ibrtl,, 
eiilerprifii'. C. C. Roov 

Miinhilr, Mo. 



From Pennsylvania, 

1 RECEIVED \\m euvelopesyc^ter.lnj. 
You tiln/uld kc^p the.ic printed cnvci 
op s advertised in ihe paper — they will 
help the circulation of the paper. I ^,||[ 
use them w^icn writing lo iny curns, 
pondi'iit.-!. 

I think yon can expect a good li.| 
from hero next year. I hear the bruHi, 
roll say that they want tho paper if ji 
advocalc- llie doi'lrinc and Kelf-dciivm, 
principU.-of the Brethren. Bro.M'.yJ, 
are on the right track; keep ilahv;ij.. 
Every paper I get pleases uie iiin,, 
Trv to keep iho world out of it. 

> D. B, Mi:>-Tzi;n, 
Hi^ TJiwe envelopes rcferivd to by Urt,, 
Mentzcrarc printed especially fiirtheu, 
of nnr brelbieii and sistei-ii". Thev jir 
neatly put up, eoniainiii!; a:i odveiii 
nicnt of our paper, and also a sumin m 
of our pojilion, as a religious bjdy, iu;ii 
ly printed on tho back i>f them. Cii. „ 
hitc the truth and do good by using il.ri!. 
Price 1.5eL-!. per pnckago-2-J in a jmiI 
age -or 50et*. i)cr hundred. (i i. 

THE HOLY LAND. 

rilHISislhenamcof a beautiful lit! 
I rofrraphic map, giving a coniiihi 
Bird's Eye view of the Holy Land, iml 
cimblc* the observer at h glance lo bjliolj 
nil the cili'S, towns, rivcrj, brooks, laki\ 
valleys asid mountains. In sliorl, it in 
perfect piolnrc of th.5 whole cuunlrj 
fi-om DnmasciH to the desert of (iu 
It ia the most complete thing of the kii^i 
we ever saw. By a fe^v hours careful 
study, the dilForent places meiitioneiiin 
the Bible about Palestine, may befiriiili 
fixed in the mind, making the reader il> 
familiar with the location of these diliW 
ent places as the county in whir'li hr 
lives; thus aiding blui in umlerstaielnL 
the Bible. Those who think tliuv »:i- 
not water enough in Pnlosline in iin 
mcrsG people should carefully study tliii 
map. 

The map is printed in beautiful enlars 
gus|)endcd on rollers ready for hi<iigiii[.'; 
is 23 by 35 inches in size, nnd will 1"' 
sent post paid for S 2.00. Or, toaiiv '>im 
sending us ten subscribers for LS77 iun 
813,50, we will send one of the--eiiKi|" 
free. This is curlaiuly a good offer. 



The Brethren at Work, 

A FlELiaiOVS WEEELV, 

i:t>ni:l> AMI I'LUI.IMIIJII 11V 

.1. I!.. Moore, .1. T. Mejer.'.. M. M. KiMm: 

AS.SISTKI» IIV 
U. II. Miller, J. W. Sleju. Dunicl Vniiinuo., 
B. McTilzgr. iiiiil Mnllio A. Luiir 

Tub DaKTiiaHS .VT Wouk, i» nn uikoihi 
misiag ndvocntc of I'riiiiilivo Clirimbiiiiy in 
iu iineicnt purity. 

It rcL'Dgiiiitcs (Iio Now TuHlimionl na Hic u"'! 
inralliblo rule at riiilli nnd prnotico. 

II iiiiiiiilniii* llml I-'iiilli, Hei.piiUncc iiml B^^ 
tistn lU'c for lliQ rciiiifiHiun uf fiiix: 

Tlmt Triiio Iiumtriiioti or JippinK tl.e ■ 
rlntc ilirco limes fai-i-forwurd Is Clinslin" It"!" 

I ism: 

Thnt Fcct-Waahiiig. ns loiiglit in Jolm I'V 

II iliviiic coniinnud Igljooboorvedinlln'cl""" 
TlidltlicUrd'sSuppcrisa full iii'^"l «"''; 

ill coancelioa ivitli tlit (.'omiiumlon. uliuulil « 
tiikcn ill tho evcaiug, or iiflor tho uloso ot "' 
day : 

Tlml Ihu Sidutnlion of lliO Holy Kis''.'"-Ki'' 
of Clmvily is binding upon llio foil""*'"* " 
Cbriitt : 

TliiU Wnr nnd Ileliiliiilion aro conlnir.v I'll''^ 
spiril nnd Hi'll'-doii^iii(; principles of lIn' ""f 
ion of .lesiiBCliriBl: 

Tlmt n Non-Conformity to tho world in itf-'' 
oii.Hloiiiii, iliiily wnlk. mid eonvcr^ulion loi' i'^" 
ti(d lo li'UL' lioliiiCKH iind CliHsiitm jiiel.V 

Il idKoiidvomlcstlK'Hcriiiliiriil duly >'f 1'^ 
olrilingthe iifk willi oil ia Iho amm' """ 
Lord. 

In iiliovt it is ft vindicator of nil I'm' ^ 
nnd tliii Apo>llc» liftve enjoined npo" "."■"■ 
■aims, iiniid the coaflivting llicorics undili 

(Vi.r'«ll' m.i,.'reon'e.X' to U-' iiifolli'''.' '»" 
I'ria- per mnono, ?i 1 :•.:,. Addresn: 

.1. II. Mm.ni:, l.iiiiin'li. Cirrull To.. H' 



The Brethren At Work. 



"Behold I bHnr, y,m .jUd Tidings of great Joy, whi^h »hall be nnlo nil i>co;j/c."-LuKE 2, 10. 



Vol. I. 



Lanark, 111., November 4, 1876. 



No. 7. 



Th3 Brethren at Work- 

KIHTICU ,\NU 1'U1(LIR1I1;D WKEKT.V, 

— m — 

J H, Moore, J. T. Meyers, U. M Eahelman. 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS. 

n. II- M'"i'" Ladoga, hid. 

I \\' Sti'iiii . . . • Navlonia, Mo. 

I), Vaiiima" Virdcn, III. 

I>. B.Miiilwr, . . . Waynesboro, Pa. 

ASSOCIATE EDITRESS. 

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IM wciivy of tlio lilt 
Ami Tdiiiliwso fiiir; 
1 l.oig lo sec my StiYior ilcnr, 
Aii'l nil lii" glories slinrc. 

I'm ivofirjr iif nil loila nuil cares. 

Aji.I iriiilK on IliP way, 
WJicii Siiliiii Iiit*. witli clinrniing annroa, 

Ti» hue iny soul nwny. 

I'm wcnty of wcli ullc \vor<l, 

My lips an- wont to ciiy : 
(Ir sii.riil tlinuplil!' Hint (iiipve my I.nnl, 

Anil iiiakc ray dc.nl deliiy. 

Dciir Snilor licnr my KOiil nl liLvt, 

To tlice liL'yimil llic skiea : 
(I I Micre mny 1 im&>\ \Vi t>iul. 

Jii Mini fiLir I'iirintide. 

()< I'lT It iiicck iilxl lowly licuvl. 

VIml I iiiPiy ImmWy ilo my p"''. 
A.I.I iilwiiyf- ii'fuly to "hi'y 

My I,(.iJ in (ill I ilo in- any. 

(I! givi- nvi wi'ilimi fi-om hIhito. 

Tlml I miiy know n SnvW. lovo, 
['..r I nm \ v iiiiil tvcnk nml fiiiil. 

Itiil .liixnH' mcroy uiiunulfAiI. 

11' give 1110 lliongHsnll jiuro nnd freo; 

So \n\vtL ilml ili»ii inny'iil ilwoll In mo, 
I'l'f dH my niiml is Ipii nw(iy, 

Willi im|iiiro Iliuiiglitg tliiiL Icixl nstniy, 

(1 ii'il f'<r lionor. wciillli orfiimo! 

Till- wiirM UmIows upon n nnmo. 
Hill linnililc, mpi'lt nml low in niiuil : 

Deni' Simor like llicu, nlwnya kiml. 

r<uiic Holy Sjiiril fritni nliovo, 

(V.mp lilt iiiy lipnrl willi tliy swecl love ; 
" ' iiii.ki' me liumblo, jmre williin, 

A.i.l ii.tek mill lowly, fi-cc from »m. 



Fi.r Tlii^ Ilfilhren nl Work. 

l''UNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES. 



NlIMREH II. 

^[0^\ViTHS'i^\NDING every thing 
i sciiimI to b(.' iigniiist it. Every 
l^iuiAii ivlifjiuii was iigaiust it. Puiiuhir 
|||iiiHoii wns iigiiirist it. Every ciutlily 
mil rv.vl of their own wiis agiiiiist it. Ami 
VL-t tliey stood up boldly ami proelaimed 
•Itsii,^ lisi'ii from the dead, and three 
tliotii'aiiil were mnde to confess him by 
I lie piiwer of tlie limt sermon. From 
tlnre they went on prciiehing Christ ris- 
en rinin the ilcftd ns the great lundnmcut- 
i'liitiilLiipiinwIiicli all their hopesrcstcil, 
iiii'l voiild neither be jiei-sundcd nordriv- 
■I' '"give it up. 

Thinij;!! boulen, and imprisoned, limy 
^vivc ii„t di^.ronrnged, but zeiUousIy pii-''li- 
(>l tliiw ;r|.,.iit and f\indamentnl truth mi, 
'iiid iiLi, ilimugli every opposition. Con- 
ii. ucil -living ilii> liij,'hcst testimony by 
111 ' loiriUj of iluir livi-1 (hat it is possible 
''ii'iticii tot^ive, until rnuilly they sealed 
'''■'I' (e--i|inioiiy wiih their own lihiod, 

luiviiij. jjiv, |, lioiiu- iiUil tViemlji and 

•^vui ilKir own lives. It foliowH tlieii, 



that they were sincere and honeat men, 
and their Cacultics were such that tliey 
could not hftve mistaken things, there- 
fore their tesliinony stands— Chriat is 
risen from the dead. He is divine. All 
he ever siiid is true. All he ever prom- 
ised will follow. He became the sure 
foundation upon which the whole stniet- 
nro of the Christian religion is built. 
It only remains now for us fully to trust 
him. Implicitly obey him and zealously 
work for him. Building up the truth 
that error may come down and all na- 
tion.s be blessed by him. 



THE TOMB OF PDLYCARPI 

HOW tliat rude sepulchral monument 
carries one back into the misty past ! 
Look out over the sea to the lonely seclu- 
sion of Patmos. The seven churches 
pass in review, as John in ecstatic vbion 
looks behind the lifted vail. Thenalitr 
tie way across the sea was Smyrna. He 
had often been there in blessed spiritual 
communion with the disciples, and Poly- 
carp, his bosom friend, converted by his 
instrumentality, is now the angel or pas- 
tor of tht church. And the voice said 
"To the angel of the church in Smyrna 
writf." " I know thy works, and tribu- 
lation, and poverty (but ihou art rich).' 
Heaven estimates not wealth by earthly 
balances. * * * " Fear none of those 
things that shall come upon thee. * 
Be thou liiithful unt<i death, and I will 
give thee a crown of life." Did John 
realize how soon tlie trial was to come' 
Soon n violent pei-secution broke out 
against the C'hriHtiana. An outcry was 
raised tigainst the venerable Polycarp, 
and lie secreted himself from those that 
sought iiis life. Some of the prominent 
nu'mhers of his church were arrtsted, 
and were about to be put to torture to 
tbrec tliem to reveal his hiding-place. 
The old muu rould nut endure to si-c them 
stiller for his sake. He came forth and 
voluntarily gave himself up, saying: 
" The Lord's will be done." He wasnr- 
liiigned before llie Roman proconsul. 
Being urged to curse Christ, he replied: 
" Eighty and six years have I served 
him, and he has done me nothing but 
good, and how can I curse my Lord and 
my Savior? If yon woidd know what I 
am, I tell yim frankly, I am a Christian." 
The proconsul threateneil him with the 
wild beasts. "Bring them forth" wns 
the undaunted answer. They threatened 
liiin with the fire. He reminded them 
of the eternal fires that awaited the un- 
godly. Hia firmness provoked the fury 
of the jiopulare, and they clamored for 
his death. They kindled the fires about 
him^ and he expired at the stake, over 
a hundred yeai's old, praising his Savior 
amid the flames. He had obeyed to the 
letter the exhortation, he was faithful unto 
death ; and now here wo stand by his 
tomb, where they buried all tlmt was left, 
when his enemies and the fires had done 
with him. Near eighteen hundred yeai-s 
have passed away. What a change time 
luis wrought. The altars, temples and 
gods of pagan Greece and Rome have 
passed away, their religion has perished 
from the earth. The memory of Poly- 
carp live3, and the praises of that Savior 
be was exhorteil to bhispheme are sung 
by tliousantls around his tomb, while ho 
himself, with the multitudo around the 
throne, weal's the ci-own of life. 



the seventh of Mnlt. 22 : 23, are of this 
kind. They claimed lo have c-ast out 
devils and done many wonderful works, 
and no doubt they did. But they did it 
under a spirit of delusion. If inspira- 
tion implies a supernaiural influence, 
which wo have endeavored to prove 
from the Greek word tlieopunMtos that it 
does, it then follows that there is such a 
thing as being under the inspiration of 
the devil. This kind of inspiration, 
however, is termed diabolical inspiration, 
hu*. the I'act is nevertheless true, that it 
is an inspiration. The Apostle says, 
"All scripture ia given by inspiration of 
God." Here the inspirer is designated. 
A conscious cxtra-niundaue. Somoihing 
is here recognized, not as coming from 
the Devil, but from God. Thus the 
apostle Paul tells us that he received 
his knowledge of the gospel, not from 
man, but by revelation of Jesus Christ. 
Right here another important idea is to 
be observed, i. e. the difference between 
revelation and inspiration. Just as in- 
spiration and spiritual illumination dif- 
fer from each other, in both design and 
efteet, so in like manner does revelation 
difler in its design and effect. The ob- 
ject of revelation is to impart knowl- 
edge; the object of divine inspiration is 
to render infallible, and the object of 
spiritual illumination is to render 
make holy ; eonsctpiently, three things 
arc implied in llie scriptures: First, a 
revelation from God ; Sccondlv, iuas- 
niueh as this revelation was given to a. 
select few. it therefore follows, that tlieso 
select few had to be inspired by the Ho- 
ly Spirit 80 as to render them infallible 
in that which they lioth s:i«' and heard ; 
Tliirdly. because this revelation wns for 
the good of all men, therclbre, all men 
as a matter of eouise, are to be regarded 
as the siilijects of spiritual illumination. 

That which is revelation in it-iclf is 
not inspiration, neither i* inspiration iu 
itself spiritual iiluminiation. The evan- 
gelist, Luke, does not attribute lii-i knowl- 
edge of the Savior to a special revela- 
tion as Paul does, beean.-<4.^ Luke himself 
declares to have receiveil his knowledg.^ 
of Christ to a very gi-cat extent from 
those who wei'o eye witnesses of the 
things roncerniug tlie Mi-ssiah. Luke 1 : 
2. 

Paul was HoL chosen to theap-tstlejliip 
until after Christ's resurrection and as- 
cension into heaven, and henco it was 
necessary that the facts coi 
Christ and the gospel should be revealed 
unto him by n special and extraordinary 
revelation. It is evident also that the 
apostle Paul was about the only one 
who needed a full and complete revela- 
tion of the tilings ho was to tench to 
both Jews and Gontiles emceruin;^ 
Christ. 

The prophets received, principally, all 
their knowlcdgj of the Messiah, and the 
condition of the Jews, through beatific 
vision and revelations. With the apos- 
tles it was not so. They could testify to 
tlic fiicts concerning Christ by saying, 
"We have been eye witnesses," When 
a person knows a thing to be so there i* 
uo need of a rcvehit'on. Paul, not 
knowing whether the things concerning 
Christ were so, recpiired a revelation to 
teach him that they were so. 

J. T. Mkyers. 



keeping Ids commandments. People 
sometimes talk of "getting religion." 
Now there is no such thing as getting re- 
ligion, but doing it — doing service to 
God— for that is what genuine religion 
consists of. The revelator says, " Bless- 
ed are they that do his commandments, 
that they may have a right to the tree of 
life, and may enter iu through the gates 
into the city." The city spoken of here 
n glorious city, and we are told that 
there shall in no wise enter into it any- 
thing that defileth, neither whatsoever 
workelb abomination, or raaketh a lie; 
but they which are written in the 
Lamb's book of life." 



The BiblB And Inspiration. 

tiUMIIlvtC V. 

IT is evident from the facts stnteil in 
our liu-*t article, (hat pei'sons of a vile 
character may bo supernaturnlly inspir- 
ed to act in a Mphcro very inconsistent to 
the opernlii>iis of Ihc ll-dy Spirit. 'l"he 
charartei-^lo wh'iMionr Siivior refei-« in 



Voc Tlif llnllirvii at Work 

PURE AND UNDEFILED RELIGION. 



J^ 



AMES 1 : 2fi, 27 ; Tlicsevci-scs speak 
if two kinds of religion. The one 
ho terms " vain " and the other " pure 
and undefilcd." The true definition of 
the word "religion," according to the Ger 
man, is God service ; (Ein reiuer und ua- 
bolleeter Ciottcssdieuit), and in onler to 
servo (!'*tl. we must obey his won! by 



Doar reader, let us, with an eye of 
faith, look beyond this vale and behold 
the glorious mansium that are ia res- 
ervation for the people of God. Paul 
says, " Eye hath not seen nor car heard, 
neither have entered into the lieart of 
man the things which God hath prepar- 
ed for them that love him." He says, 
" for them that love him;" now, if we 
love bim we will also serve him, and by 
serving him we jirove our religion to be 
pure. "Love" has that effect to lead 
us to obedience, and what is love? 
Christ says, " Greater love hath no man 
than this, that a man lay down his life 
for bis friends. Ye are my friends if 
ye do whatsoever I command you." — 
Again, "He that bath my command- 
. ments and keepeth them, he it is that 
loveth me." Brethren, people do not 
Itelieve so much in works ; if the heart, 
say they, is right, and we have the spirit 
if God, we will not be lost. Very true, 
but my dear friends, how can we know- 
that our hearts are right, so long as we 
are not willing to obey God's won! ? 

We must believe and obey God's word, 
not a portion of it, but entire. John 
says, " If any man shall tjike away from 
the words of the book of this prophecy, 
(tod shall take away his part out of 
the book of life and out of the holy city, 
and from the things which are written 
in the book," We must be governed by 
wliat G<id says to lis iu his word, and not 
by what the filings that our hearts may 
dictate to us ; fur our hearts arc too apt 
to deceive us. Jeremiah says, " The 
heart is deceitful above all things and 
desperately wicked." Agaiu we are told 
that "he that trusteth iu his heart is a 
fool." So, you see, it will not do to trust 
in our licarLs, so long as they are not in 
union with God's word. We cannot 
know that we have God's spirit so long 
as we are not wilting to obey bim in all 
his requirements. Christ says, " God ia 
a spirit, and they that worship him must 
worship him iu spirit and in truth." — 
They and spirit are so closely connected 
that they cannot bo separated one from 
the other. The comlbrter, the Holy 
Spirit we are told, will lead us into all 
truth, and bring all things Ut our romein- 
brauce whatsoever ho ba^ said to us — 
From this wo have suflieicnt proof to 
convince us that as long as we are un- 
willing lo receive the teiiebings of the 
truth as wc have it in the word, we arc 
not led and governed by the spirit — 
(Christ says, "The words I speak unt*) 
you, they are spirit and they an: life." — 
Now, iu order that our religion be pure, 
and that it does uot hooomo dcfiletl, we 
must watch continually, that wc enter 
not into U-mptatiim, and thus be leil 
away from the simple teadnngs and n,^ 
cpiiivments of God's order. For this 
re;isoii Christ aiys, " wrttirli and pray that 
ye enter not into temptation." 

We have an adversary, the devil, 
and we ai-e eommantlctl to rt-sist him, 
and U> " watch " liii 
watchiiij 
flssistanei*,- 



in prayer, faith and a hnbness of heart, 
but this doctrine of work^ that ye ?[>eak 
of, I cannot believe. Well, let u» hear 
James on tlie subject of faith and works. 
He says, " For as the body without the 
spirit ia dead, so faitli without works li 
dt-nd also." Agaiu hesaya, " Be ye do- 
era of the word." This Bhould be suffi- 
cient to convince us that pure and unde- 
filcd religion consists of faith and obe<li- 
ence — doing, as well as believing God's 
will. There is but one way to heaven ; 
and that way is by, and through Christ, 
for &ays he, " I am the way," (not ways), 
" the truth and the life, and no man 
comelh to the Father but hy me." This 
one way to heaven is plainly recorded in 
the gospel. Christ says, "The way is 
narrow, and few there he that find it ; " 
yet it can be found, for the prophet say», 
that it is so plain thai a way-faring man, 
though a fool, may not err therein. 

But we must first get on the way be- 
fore >?e are way-faring men thereon, and 
receive the benefit thereof. We all love 
to have friends. A friend will come to 
our aid when we are in distress. The 
time when we shall need a friend the 
most is when we come to die. Tlie Sav- 
ior has promised to be with bis followers 
to the end. Those who endure to the 
end — having professed and lived up the 
religion tliat is " pure and undefiled," — 
will liavc Jesus, their best friend, to 
lean uimn. A good friend will inform 
us when he is aware we are aljout to meet 
with a hew in worldly maltei's, how niueb 
more will a true friend iiitbrm us when 
he knows that wc are about to lose an 
iuteresf in the future world! It is some- 
times said it is no one's business what I 
do; it is my own business, and the 
preacher* had as well mind iheir's, — 
Till* is very wrong. It is the preaeliei's' 
biLsiucss to tell us what is right and 
ivhiit is wrong. Let us see ; Paul to 
Timothy says, " Preach the word, be in- 
stant in season, and out of season, re- 
prove, rebuke, exhort with all long su'"- 
feriiig and doctrine." This is sutfiiieiit. 
Those who arc sincere in telling us of 
our faults, and thus correct us, are our 
fiiends, 

(To be Coiilintied.) 



THE WALDENSES.— THE MINISTRY. 



i MOXG 
iV Waldn 



MOXG the ancient documents of the 
Idnenses, is one dating as far 
back a.* A. D. 1120. called "The An- 
eiv'iit Discipline of the Evangelical 
Churches in the Valleys of Piedmont." 
In this document, are two articles relat- 
ing to the ministry. The educatiou of 
ministers is described as consisting main- 
ly in committing to memor)' a large part 
of the scriptures. They "get by heart 
all the chapters of St. Matthew and St. 
John, with all the Epistles called canou- 
ieal, and a good part of the writings of 
Solomon, David and the Prophets." — 
They are repi-eseuted as asking a caU 
fi-om the -jicople, and being ortlained by 
the imixisition of hands. They are un- 
der the inspection of one another, and 
are provided with food and clothing by 
the persons whom they teach. Minister? 
committing git>3s sins are to be deposed. 
The church bos a right lo choose its own 
lcn<lcrs. The pastors are to a^enible 
s'.atctUy ill general council or sraod. — 
But not a won.1 is said of prelaticivl bish- 
ojfci. nor of su]*erior and inferior orvlers 
in the ministry. They had no such dis- 
tinctions among them, at the time whea 
' they first became known to the reAnn- 
eis nor have they had any siuc«; and 



they have uniformly maintaiueil, as tliey 

and while we are maintain now, ihiit frvnu time immenio- 

should pray— pray God for i rial ibey have had hut the odo oivler of 

.trenglh, and that we might miui^lens (he harlKUs t'r i>astors of iudi- 



in all our doings be guided by (he Holy 
Spirit. Tlie Savior says, " Ask and yo 
shall receive." But, says one, 1 believe 



vidunl congregations with eldore and 
denitms in each cMUgivgatiou. — HiMory 
oj' (hr WiitdeiiM*. 



TIIK lTVT-ri^^>-^-^^ *^^'^ WOK3C. 



The Bretbreu at Work. 



»iii I 



I l-o 



Till- llmlinii :.l 
, .^.1, lomiy a.lil«^« ill lli« lli>'i«'-' J'""'" "■■ 
I ,>,...ti>. r«r$l ;t3 I-cr nniiu'n- TI.MC .cwliiig 
. ,^1,1 fiunw and ¥1" W. will rwvite •" e»«r^ 
cpy free "f charge. Fny "H «>vor ihw i.umt>or 
111* nfcciil n ill l« •llowp'l '■'> "in- r« W'^'' "■^' 
dili»n<il n.iT.0, which niii-1'il «"' "w dwl"*"*^ 
from ihc m..iicjr. bcf.irc ncnding it lo tw. 

Montj Onlm. Dron.. unil HcgiMiTifl Uilcn. 
lunj 1* icui nl «ur ri«k They .l.oiiU 1« ""»>« 
l»jnWe io J. ir. Muor*. 

SuWripii..ii., (,>ii.ii..i..ic.Hi"n.. olc. ."lO"!'! 
bcif]<lr<w>cd: J. E. IfOORE, 

Luvk, CuToll Co., HI 



»OVEUSEB 1. 187G- 



r i-iijK' 



iliy ^«' iii'i'. "<' llxi'^ 
i,„«it "four siiWiiljiis niiiy rwvivo il 
L- same wetk il is inilili^liwl. 



!!ii].'tii lii.i Hill rencli "'= i" tiinfliiapinar 
ill this i^siii*. It i* ni.w ill the iillifp, 
luiil will apiu-iir next wtt-k. It will l>c 
fixiiKl ijuitc intcru-lint'' 

^VK liavtMiii Imiiil nil mli'lt' '■>' '""" 
^^\i„ *i{jii^ liiMiM-if K. I'. I'- ni"! ''"• 
iirliclp iiiiKlil l>f J.lll)li^lltll, if itii- wnlt-r 
l)a<l ii"t willili.lct Iiis nniiK-. We want 
llic iinmo of each writer, he'ure ivc cnn 
(oiiM'iil to pnhliph their artielc». 

^UKTIIKKN Henry Mnrlhi niiil 
K(h)iM Fiiniey uh<i have Ihcii pieaHiin;.' 
ill Wiwi.ii.tin, htive r.lnriK'i : "ii't rei"H'I 
ttiul three were- lmpli/.i-<l iliiniig iheir 
viMl. TIio iiuinher- there iiiv NUiI U< 1"' 
V. rv imuh Miitlere.!. hikI Muth! j:reiilly 
ill nivil uf a i.niieli.T. 

_A CAUl) reeriv-.l livrii Ilm. l\\no] 
Miller, iiiite.1 Mai>hiill C.. IlLOMolicr 
201.11. iiiroiMis iiH llial the C.iilr.il llliii"is 
iiii^.iiiii i* a aiieee^-i. lie ami Hr». Mhi- 
liii Meyers are lahfuiiij,' tliere ill pjeM-iit. 
jiTid have iimsiieels uC aecwmitll-'hiiig 
iiuuli K'HxI. 

■\V"i' euiiehiiU- not lo rqmrt through 
Ihe iiajier, iimmy j>aitl us here in the "f- 
li.e. We tliiitk it iiiiiieec»nry. Hut 
ivlifii iiiDiiey reaches lis ihroiife'ii Uic 



\.iy hant lo make n living, aa thiir 
coiiiitrv i!« fnr up in llic rimmlniti^ ami 
<|iiitc i'.o«'r. The bi>li«p of thi»-<.i.e con- 
lin-i-iHi'.m xvaii a ivi-aver nn«I i" 'I'lif I'"'" 
i,«l c;rcmn>tii--c(J. The lu-avy Irihiile 
that Ilicie ]«-..pro are oonipelK-d lo pay to 
otiier poivery, keej-s tlieiti cHiituntlv 
poor. 

The jircweul l.i«Uop'» futher and 
--oiiil-iiithcr were also l)i.'h'>i>a of the 
..;imc congit-yatioit. Ae a |wople they 
rely very Timcli «" what Uuie fnlher* 
nii<l f.'rn'n(l failure lftuj{ht ami [tnulieed. 
The porti"!! of e.'iiiitry ivliich they iii- 
Imhit wa» frcfiuuitly Iraveiv-ed hy llie 
WaWeases loiit^ ciiiiirieP ago. It was 
I to ihcrt." nccludel regioiw, nmoug the 
•„nely moiinlnins tlint the pviniilive 
Christians (Iwl for »:iffty from ihe cruel 
:iaiiii of jurv-uittini, durinjj! ihc fir^t 
.11(1 cecon.l eei.liin(« of the ('liri-linn 
..a. And if I'iuil ever visited Spain 
luni Il<inie hk he conteniphileil I Il"ni 1 5 
i4', it i« more lluin likely that the feet 
of this vciici-ablo iij)o tie irod Mii-' 
lonely ri^ii'ii. 



, But while |>copIe arc in 
' ,lry plnc», it seems etrange tliat Ihey 
' uever think of the wilderness into wliicli 
■ Ihc Savior «iis led lo he teinpUHl of ihe 
: devil. Nor do they ihink of the deviU 
amoiie the (oml», imr of ll.e legion who 
were sadlv disappoinled l>y hemg pIi'i'S" 
' ,^1 hcod-loiig iuto the sea. This miieh, 
, however. I»v way of remark, not that the 
i 1^1 d eoiild' not place virtue iii dry plaew 
' if he wantwl to. not that the I-<>rd ia 
moie powerful in the element te..(crthaii 
i on the di-v hmd, l)iil t« sIh'W that an at- 
tempt to evade God's commands hy nd'- 
ciiling Ihem. only lea<b us into oll«'r 
, exhvmes ecpially ahsunl. 

When the Lord commands, it is in ihe 
! place of Iiis true followers to obey, and 
! not altenipt lo get for ahove what Jesiis 
^and his upostles humbly i^iilmiitted to. 
j Those who arc sopii-sistently attempting 
' (o cviido the wnler, should bo ciirefiil 
I ihat lliov an- not run oft' into ihc wililer- 
be U nipted of the devil far alov 
I what lliey iirenble to be 
I . . ■. _ . . I _...«.. 



■ant Monnoiis ' nominations in Christendunj. nnd nt il^. 

doctrine, snmc time acknowledge hut one suprem,. 

r,<,m Ihc .imple fact tlmtVhat is Ibeonly' and infallible hendV We .ill tell y.,„ 

;,;„,„.ine in the world that will produce next week. 



reli"ioiu miilters. If wc i 
..- -nust teach the Mormon 



Mormon.. If Mohan.mcd.n.s are want- ^ 

cd Ihen the docti-ineof Mohammed mmt | 

be preached, f.-r the Hmplc reiison thai 

it is Ihe milv doclrine in Hw universe | ^(^p 

that can produeo Mohammodniis. *"" ; yj ,i„iibt, will ever continue to woik 

can never make a Mormon by prcaeliing , ^^^ ^,„|y ^i,,. ^„i,t|, am\ the things Ihei, 

Chrisliamtytoaman, neither enn you 

make ii Christian by preaeli.ng VagM- 



■WORK THE WORKS." 

■vv worked, mm' works, niiil jn, 



nil*, or \i sent by i 



nd parly, i 



linndcil lo us when away from home, or 
vthile traveling; il ia tlioiij-lit hc^l to i*c- 
]Hirl it in the jilaee ajiproprialcd lo that 
j.urp.w. 



QN Ihe evening of tlie second of Ibis 
month, we were to commence a series of 
nicelillps willi ihc Urethl-eil at llie Chel- 
m:! meeling-houae, Slejtheiison Co., but 
iiwiuf; lo the heavy rains this week, iiiitl 
ihe present euudiltou of ibe roads, it 
^^a^' lhout;ht In*! not to go at present. — 
Hope lo favor that jdace before long, 
widi a few meelinjjj: at least. 

I \ a former i*sue we proiiiL-ed lo jjive 
directions how lo reach this plaec by 
)iublic roiivcyanee, and will now respond 
by lir-t remarking, Ihat I/innrk issituat- 
cil in the Xorlli-we.«tern pnrt of Illinoii), 
eighteen milea eiut of the Alii^itippi 
river, and abonl bOy miles south of 
Wisconsin; and is near (be center of 
lliirtceii eougivgaliomi of the IJrctb- 
r.n. 

To get here from Chicago, ]iarlies 
^ll(mld einne by ibe way of Freepnrl, 
which LI abonl iweniy miles North-eiitil 
of Lanark. Tliii.''e eoming from tlic 
Siiulb and South-we.st shuiilil come via. 
Uock Inland nnd I'ulton, III. We 
hope, ere lun^, lu have direct eomnmni- 
ealiou willi Chicago, over the Chicago 
I'tu'ifie It. K., (u Ilierc renmius but 'SG 
miles of that road lo be built, lu com- 
jdetc it lo lhi>i place. 



I YELLOW CREEK LOVE FEAST. 

BVpii>l.inj:onr work through prclly 
lively, IJro. l■;^helman iind myself 
foniid time to ntUral the Coiiinnniion 
meeting al the Yellow Creek meeling 
I hou-c, *omf fifteen miles no rib of lids 
plaec. The meeting eoinmeiieefl on Sat- 
urday last and closed thenexl ilay. The 
nlteiidanec wils hrgc, especially on Sun- 
!day, nnd ihe order exeellcnl. About 
' "tJOO niemliors communed, and one was 
rceilved into the cbureli by linpti*m on 
Sattirdiiy afiemoon. 

The wealher was pleasant, tho roads 
go,Hl, the niceling iiitor&'ting and full of 
life! and altogelhcr ihe must enjoyahle 
feiisl wc ever nllcudeih one long lo bo 
remembered as n delightful ivsling place 
along our CIirintian pathway. 

Till* U an old congregation, and al 
oiio lime embnicedin its limits what is 
imw known as the Wnddnni'st Grovu 
church. They have two meeling- 
bou»e.a, and iiI*o sevcrnl miuistei-s. Kld- 
cr Diuiiel Fry has the oversight of the 
chuieh, ihoiigli lie docs not nt present 
live in this congregation. The hotisj in 
which the fea>t was lield, was built about 
twciily years ago. Just adjoining :ire 
two burying plnciw:— One for the dead, 
and the other lljr ihc living. The latter 
iw the liquid grave, in which lho*e who 
conlt.8 Christ can be buried with him by 
bajitii'iii. 



. . .> 11 . l,r:nr-..r while vou fii» tbousamlsot i^nriKiaiis. ... — "■- 

'^T^a^l:^ l^^Zl^y^n^ .l>«t the seed of (n.ris.imii, 

ar.- trying U, keej) away tioin . oiuan m. j ^^^^^,^^ j,^^, 

care.ul .h.a you don't get ,,n ,e <le. ^ . 0^1 ^_^^ ^^^^ ^^ _^^ ^^ ^^ 

mntoiy. II llic Loiilfuuld Miiil. aisiv ■' 1 ,-,„...... .,„i„„„„, ,|„ 



it^rntory 

iiiilos lo get lo tlio .Ionian, il is iwt wis- 
dom ihjil v:.ii -houlil tnivfl llint ilisliiiioe 
' 1.) get iiwuy from it. If Join" liilfli'"' 
in KiiDii hcciiiu 



.„.u. Itistbenafiiclthut" Whatsoever 
„ man sowetb thai shall ho also roap. 
Sliould we llnd u community of Mor- 
mon., we would ccrlainly know that the 
doctiine of Morhioiiism bad been aowcd 
there, nml (bund it^ way into the hearts 
ol the pc-.ple. If we enter «" '"f "" 
cratic tOHii. and find the people hrteil up 
in pri.le, then wc know that the seed ol 
piido had been sown there. And when 
wcgo back to the apostolic age, more 
than eighteen hundivd yeai% ng", «"'" 
Is of Chrif^tians, we assurcd- 
iicd of Christiimily, 
there, 
lod 
dan- 



vill produ'U 



Cbriitian*. Moham 

ko M-'hnmmcdniL-, Moriiioii- 

n makci Mormons, I'lignnism Pagans', 

there was much water j and eo.isenuently it Uikes Chriilianily to 



I iheic, do not bunt all Judca over lo find 
I a dry place fully feet above high-walcr- 
jmnik.aad then claim to be a true fol- 
I lower of Chiiit, 

Whiiever the Lord leads, roii-soil 
and wiadom arc sure to follow, whelhor 
into Ihe water, or onln the nio;mlain ; 
I whcdier <lown by Jordan lo bo buried hy 
j haplism.or in the upper room in Jerusa- 
lem to attend to the Lord'jf iu.'itilutioiis. 
Tjue|)Iety asks uoqucitions, hut, likelove, 
, is blind lo all other ohjeet.=, yields meek- 
ly jiiid siihmiwively lo all the divine 
I iiijiiiiemenU-'. and rendei^ its suhjnt 
willing t. obey from ihe heart ihat (■■■-.n 
of doclrine once delivered lo the «iv t«. 
This is the kind of religion that Ji-^iv 
and liii? apostles had. 



DRY PLACES. 



THE BRETHREN IN 
SWITZERLAND. 

OF ihoAi' liretbren in the moniilainsof 
Swil/.er1aitd, of wlioin we apoko last 
v'.eek, wc have fiinee hnrncd lluit there 
are not lem than three congrcgalionit. — 
The c'jngregalion that \\w visited hy our 
1 ri'lber ei>ndi»U-(l of .-ibout 70 niemberv, 
1 1I-. lie did not iiriC'iTtiiin llie mimher in 
li.c oiher iwo congregalioiis. The mem- 
t*era were gi'uerally jKxir and li;u! to work 



U^ K once knew a preacher, who 
eliiimed that lie got his religion 
forty feet above high wnlcr-mark. He 
was partientarly fund of dry jdaces, as 
they are generally called. Wc are in- 
clined to the opinion that tho religion 
got forty feel above high water maVk is 
il good deal like some of tlic land near 
the Iloeky Mountains, it requires con- 
siderable irrigation in order to render it 
fertile. 

It is a wonder that John the Baptist 
never thought of these dry places when 
he was bnpli',ciiig in Jordan. And it 
gcems strange that he should baptize in 
Fnon, near Paleiii because there was 
much water there, when there were so 
imiuy dry plaeiv, forty feet nhove high 
watcr-mnrk, near at band. It, however, 
w.'ems eipially curious that the Savior 
■ihould walk all the way from NaKiirctb 
lo Jordan wlieiv John was haptiitlng — a 
distance of siNty miles, and never once 
think about tluwe dry places, m sacred 
in the minds of many. If a man wei'e 
now lo walk sixty miles just to he liap- 
tiaed, it would dimbtlci* create a lively 
«ensatiuu in certain comiitnnitie.1 ; but the 
Savior cuuhl walk that disltuice, .nnd no 
one ever drenincJ of calling him f.inal- 
ical for it. In those days Jerusalem, and 
till Jntica, and nil the region round about 
Jordan eoubl he bnplized of John in 
Jordan eoufe.*ing tbcir sins, and never 
once Ihiiik about gelling religion* forty 
feet above high water-mark. 

This modern doctrine was unknown to 
both I'hilip and llie Kunueh, for thry 
came to n cerluin witer, imd both of them 
Went duw.i iiilo it, nnd I*hili]> baptiwd 
him. Tlie religion that leads men nnd 
w.jmen into all ol GodV holy commnmU 
i« ih'' reli'-i'iii thai we want. 



THE VINE AND BRANCHES. 



-1 n 



!. H.IKI yu I 



I Ihc Ijt 






.foha 1.'); ■). 

Under the siniililude of the viiie nnd 
its hwirkejt, Christ portrays lo the world 
ihe striking resemblance between bim- 
L'lf nnd his disciples ; and in this figure 
there is a volume of meaning. 

By Bome, it is supposeil that the term 
branclits refere to tlic diifcrcjit denomin- 
atioiis of Christendom, and eousetiuently 
show Ihe vine to have a number of 
brnnebct! at present, nnd not any two of 
Ibein just precisely alike. An c.\amina- 
tion of this llieory will certainly prove 
its fallacy. If hy tho term branches tlift 
different denominations are meant, then 
in tlie lime of Christ tlic vine had but 
one hraneli, from the fact that there was 
but one church nt that limo ; then it 
certainly follows ihat the rest have 
grown on since. But the greatest curi- 
osity M'e SCO associated wilh this novel 
idea is this; If Cliritl be the vine, nnd 
the ditlcrent dniomimidouj' the branches, 
then ihere are no two branches alike ; nei- 
ther is iherc nioi* than one branch just 
like the vine. 

Let 113 Icaiii a few lessons from nature, 
and then proceed to examine tlie lan- 
guage of Christ before its. Now, every 
school-boy knows that the branches of u 
vine arj always jnst like the vine itself. 
If the vine should be Olive the brnaches 
arc Olive abo ; or if the vine is a grape- 
vine then the branches are also grape. — 
Furtlierinore, the braiielics always pro- 
duce the same kind of fruit lliat grows 
on the vine. What would our rcadeiB 
think, if we were to tell them that wc 
have a grape-vine, and on one branch 
were grown peaches, on another walnuls, 
o.-i the tliinl apples, on the fourth jdums, 
an the fifth cucumber.'', and at last the 
w hole thing was lopjicd out wilh a bunch 
of hickory-uuls? Or what Jwould you 
think, if we were to Icll you that wo 
Sowed oat;^, and from tbut one kind of 
8e«d raised wheat, corn, rye oml barley? 

But every school-boy knows thai 
we plant corn we tniitc corn, and if < 
want oiil» we must £ow oate, that each 
wc! will produce it* own kind. If we 

ant grape.* wc must plant the gni[ic- 



;ike Cliiistians. 

We i-cad that a sower went forth to 
sow, nml some seeds fell by the wflvside, 
some upon slony places, some nmoug 
thornsaudotheiyou good ground. None 
of it, however, grew sufliciemly to pro- 
duce crop save ihal whieli fell upon tho 
good ground. The seed was nil alike, 
all of Ihc same kind and rjunlily I the 
cau.« of it nor, growing was not iii^lhe 
sect! hut the gi-ound was not in the prop- 
er eoiidition. That which did grow was 
all alike ; there was no dilfeieuec save in 
the tpiaiility. Thiri seed, hy the Savior, 
1*1 called the " word of God." T..C apos- 
tles ibeniSL-lvca were sowers of sL-cd, nnd 
the seed which they sowed wa^ also the 
wonl of God, and in thosj liearta where 
it was sown nnd received with meckiu-si 
it grew and brought forth fruit. 

We are also informed that "The king- 
dom of beaveil is like to a grain of 
muHUud seed, which a man look, and 
sowed in bis field ; " and it grew nnd he- 
came a tree (Matt. 13: 31,32). Bear in 
mind that the t^oed tliftt was planted was 
ft viuMard seed, nud when it grew it pro- 
duced a imisliird tree, and on that mus- 
tard tree grew viiiflard sQUil just like the 
one that was planted. It did not pro- 
duce cabbage seed on one limb, turuip 
seed on another, and pea^? or beans on 
the others. True the idea to 
some may be a little novel, but no more 
so tbiin the modern and generally receiv- 
ed idea tbu'. Christ is the; vino aud the 
diffoivnt denominations the branche*. 

As il is a fiict that seed when it grows 
will produce swd of ibc same kind, it is 
also :i fact tlnit wliatcvcr kind of doc- 
trine is preached it will produce a class 
of people just like the doctrine i)reacli- 
ed. If we start out forty diflbrcnt men, 
preaching forty ditlcrent kinds of doc- 
trine we may expect to find people of 
forty dliRreut kiuda of fnilb and prac- 
tice. 

In the apostolic age this evil was not 
to be encountei'ed to such a great extent, 
for they — the apostleji, went cverywhen 
preaching the goijiel. They preached 
the same thing, and each one told the 
some btoiy about Iheir Master, — liis 
tenchings, death, resurrection and a.'^ccn- 
siou, They were all perfectly joined to- 
gether in the same mind and the same 
judgment, nil speaking the same ibiiig. 

Wlieiever they went they built up 
churches that were just alike in faith and 
practice. Tliey all had the " one Lord, 
one faith and one biiiitinu." Whatever 
was believed aud practiced hy one con- 
grcgaliuii was also endorsed hy tlic olb- 
ei^ ; for the simple rcii uu that each one 
received llii>ir rule and order of eojiduet 
diieelly from the apostles, and they from 
Cbiii't, III fact they had but one head, 
one lountjiin head, from which came all 
their rules of faith nnd praclico. And 
allow us here t/)roinnik, that just so long 
as a bidy of people liari but one head, 
nud are willing to obey lliat head, just 
that long win they Ik- perfectly uuitcd 
in faith and jiraelieo. But the qiiestion 
arises; If that be a f;icl,howdociiil hap. 



dcchiie God to be an active God, but 
"the firmament" also " ahowcth hi^ 
handi-work." "Work invigorntes, cnliv. 
Oils. Idleness leads to destruction aud 
misery, hence God eaunot lie idle, is ncit 
the author of it, nor ever blesses hirn 
who engages in it. 

A theorolicftl quesliou was put to ,Iiv. 
sus hy bis di.^eiples, when Jesus saw thy 
hliiid man (John SI), but the I.rt)r.l nf 
heaven and earlh ijuiekly replied, ami 
then addoil : " I n ust work the works of 
him that sent me." Not work the icork 
hut work Oiv u'ork« of him that sent hiia." 
How glad we arc that our Savior work- 
ed I Glorious examples indeed I 

Jc-'us clearly stales that tlio "works" 
are not his, but the Father's who sciit 
him. These works are given in thcNew 
TestamenU None of the works, given 
unto Jesus to do on earth, nie found iv- 
corded ouhitU of God's record. Tlio 
works of Jesus are not those uuimpnrl- 
nnt thing..* which one may believe or iint, 
aud still be a child of God. Men cim. 
not he saved at all, and not believe the 
works estiiblishwl by the King of earth. 
The apostica of Jesus wovUetl llio 
works he gave tlicni. They did imt 
work those works by doing somelhin 
else, nor l-y doing nothing. They di 
the works hy doing prociacly as the Kin 
of their salvation commanded. Whtn 
commanded tp teneh baptism, they liii<jl,i 
They not only tnuyht it, but pruvl'w- 
ed it. They didn't give it n uiekiinnic, 
nor ft new name, but left it just as Ji'mi^ 
gave it to them. For this reason llicy 
were counted good workcre iind worlliy 
of eternal glory. Their history, wiili 
the religion of Jcsns Christ, has nm 
through eighteen hundred yeai'^.— 
It is the game in power. It is 
the siinic in facts. The fundamemiil 
principles enunciated therein, remain lu 
ibis day. Its tying power is unchaiii:c[, 
It* loosening ability has not been dimin- 
ished. The works of him who wim 
sent from God, and went to God nma* 
to us just as tliey came lo the npot-lli*. 
Not cue of them has fallen to lliv 
ground. 

" If I your Lord and Master Imvf 
washed your feet, ye also ought to w;i>li 
one anothci''s feet." (Header if'-you li:i 
never before i-cad those words, gel yeiir 
Bible, and examine John 13.) Winn 
Christ washed bis discipW iect nnd 
wiped them with a towel, did be iwt 
work? Certainly I How then, do wc 
know that this was not one of the wi-ik* 
which his Futher gave bini to do? N" 
one know.s that it was not: hut wc iili 
know that it was, for ho always did llmt 
which jdeased his Father. 

We advocate all that the Lord C!iii--1 
enjoins upon ns. Can he, who adviii;ii*' 
only ft part of the doctrine of Clni^i, 
tell why he does not advocate all':* ^Vi' 
advocate nothing that the Savior diii 
not advocate. Can the man who ailvi 
catos more, tell why he does so? 

To he in Christ, is to follow him. T 
follow liim is to work the works he 1" 
commanded us. To work the w"'^^ 
ordained by God, is following the rim-' 
complete system in tlie world ; the onb 
true religion ; the only practical deinuii 
stratioii of the " one liiilh." The " ""' 
faith" has no leaking places. It i^ i'' 
souiul, The upright in hcarl all llm^ 
for the faith of Je^us. They believe nl 
that he has said. They obey him. Tin; 
hope for all ibat he has jn'omised i!i"ii. 
and fear all that lie has threateued - 
Tlie initii, the unmixed truth, notli" 
but tlui truth, is what Ciiristians wiu 
They are for the truth because ii 
fruiii God, an<l ha.s the power of I'l"' 
it. Cfiu ii'iy man Idl ii^, (''/'.'/ '" 
nol for il ! I'- 



vine. If a))ples are wanted then apple 

tretw must he [daiited. It is just so in j pen that wc hiive so many dillerent de- 



Snow Tin; Bi!KTinti;N at Wl-hk 
your nciglili(us, and get tliciii b> ■' 
scribe. If yoii wish to act lis K 
plenso send for an ouUIt, wliicli will 
sent von free. 



Christ ill tho Form of a Servant. 



■ > Itiil iiiniK- liiiii»(.'ir of no rojiulnlion. nml 
li„.li ii|.iiii liiiii llie furm of n Borviiiil, lunl wiih 
iiiiiilo in "'i' lil*"'"'"' "*' ""'"■ wlii'i'oforo Ooil 
III., I liiiili Iiit;l>l7 I'^ftltccl liiiii, riiid givcnj him ii 
,1,11111- ivlikli ia nimvo every iiiiinc."— Vliilip- 

rpllli^ (lcc|) condcjceiision niid liumilia- 
I tion iii' oiT blc*8cd Lord, is n miitterof 
uinidfi' ttud Hinn/omeiit to liutli luigcts 
jiiul niou. Nohvillislaiidiiig ita f'ldl es- 
pansioii in llio wiinl of Oud, t.lierc iwe 
miiiiv, vciy iniuiy, wlio cannot coniprc- 
hi'iui how llif lowly Son of Milvy, ivlio 
iiiivei'st^d tlie iiliiin-*, the vnllcys, mid the 
imiiiiilniiis of Judeft, in svicli iiu luiinblo 
iind iiiiostcntatioiiH i^nib, ciui be verit^i- 
hly God. The worhl had never before 
sofn it oil ihat fsisbioii. Great and 
mighty men, great warriors, aiid iiliiloso- 
iihcrs, ptutcsiHcn, poets, artists; men who 
liv hirtb, or peiiius, or talents, seem en- 
lilk'd to a l)rightor jiositiou than the 
iiias>eii, have always bocu llio rwipientn 
III' the liomape, of the hoiiord, and the 
ik'volion of those who were regarded as 
hi'aealh thcni iu tlic social scale. 

Hut Christ opened a new era In our 
world, an cm of peace nnd good will to 
moil. .leaus Jirst taiiglit the ki'H"<' "nd 
Tliirious trutli, that all men are ei|ua]; 
\]\W lie tJUiglil l>i>lh tliunretieally aud 
|iiui'tienlly. His wliolo lile, from the 
iiiiuiger to the eros^*, is but a portrayal of 
how Htterly God disregardw, yea, noil- 
(iMiiiK^, liumiiii greatuesri, buiuan grand- 
eur, iJcsiis, tliongli great, iuimeosuraMy 
l^'rcnt; great infinitely beyond the human 
capacity to coinprebeiid, yet when lie 
lamf to our world, he took nut only up- 
on himself the lonu of nnm, i)ut tbc 
fiinit of a servant. In bis wunderfnl 
condesccnHiun be slopped not until bo 
n;ichc<l the lowest place. He pH&ied by 
the jjalaces of princes, tbe mansions of 
tlic great, the weiiUby aud noted cities; 
be flopped not unlil be reached an hum- 
We stable ill an obscure village. He stop- 
ped not until be readied tbc very depth 
of human misery, of human woe. — 
Tlaie we behold tbe Sou of God, tbe 
Ciealor of all Ibings, on an ttpiality 
wilb bis creature.', mingling fivcly with 
llicm, teaching them, patiently ILstcning 
lo, aud answering tlieir questions, kindly 
removing their iirejudiccs, gradually 
leading tbem into tbe light, correcting 
their mistakes, unfolding unto tlieni the 
true and spiritual sense of tbe law and 
Ihepropbets; and finally pointing them 
to himself as the one in whom all tho 
proidicJies center. He scorned not to 
impart bis protioiis truths to any one, no 
matter how bumble, how ignorant, how 
guilty ibey niny liave been. He did not 
reserve his most precious lessons to be 
imparted in some private ball to a few 
select disciples, as did the ancient pbilos- 
oplicrs, while the masjcs were left to 
grope their way iu igiioraiicc. Some of 
tbc most sublime truths that ever fell 
from liis lips were uttered wlicn lie bad 
bat one auditor, and that a poor, and 
l«'i'liaps abandoned, female. 

He came tolbe woild, notto beserved, 
but to serve. He eanie not to receive 
tbe liomagc, tbe npplaikjc of men, but be 
' came wholly for man's benefit; be came 
I not to receive but to give. In [bat ca- 
I piicity, ihc capacity of a servant, we be- 
j hold liim, t,oiling, sullering, perFomiing 
miracles to relieve the distressed, weep- 
ing wiiK tbe bereaved, restoring tbc dead 
to their friends, feeding the hungry, aud 
I in every way alleviating biimuii woes. 
I "Jiurely he halb borue our griefs and 
carried our sorrows'." Sweet Jesus, bow 
wc hlnsh for sbaiiie when we behold thee 
I in thy labor of love, wo, thy profesetl 
[ fotlowcrj ! At wlint a distance do wc fob 
I low; how few are onrsacrificci'.aHd wheu 
we do but n Utile, how apt wc arj to 
iiingnify it. Oh! difluse into us more of 
Hiy spirit, more of thy solf-sacrificiug 
Mpiril. 

He, also, in the days of bis iuiinilily, 
"tciipied tbe place of ii servant, by his 
"ti,i|ilf|c and ])crfcct obedience, and sub- 
' i I'll lo bis Falber's will. Ho came 
I" do his own will, but tho will of 
'iii'i ibat sent bim, nnd to lini-!h bis 
j work. He came from tbe Uisoiii of bis 
^'athcr wiib n message to man, n mci- 
i^ige of reconciliation. This message bo 
faitiifuUy delivered, lie deviated not one 
iolii, >'iiy3 bo, " For I Imve not sjiokcn of 



TITK l^UKTrJUE:^^ tVT AVOKl 



myself: but the Father ivhicli sent me, 
lie gave me ii cornmaiidment, what I 
should *ay, and what I should speak.— 
WhaUioevcr I speak therefore, even as 
tbe Father nnid unto me, so 1 speak."— 
Yo ministers of the gospel, ye servanlH of 
Christ, are you as faithful to your trust 
as your Master and Pattern was to bis? 
Do yoa receive your messng,? from him 
an be received bis from bis Father? Do 
you speak what be coimnaiida. or do you 
sometimes speak of yourfolf? L* your 
message sonieliniea made up partly of 
Cbrist's commands and partly of human 
traditions? »eware of giving au uncer- 
tain souud! A fiiiihfid servant once 
said, "If any man preach any other gos- 
))el unto you than that ye have received, 
let him be accursed." 

Hut what 18 the glorious seciuel of 
Christ's liuiiiiliation? "Wherefore God 
also bath highly exalted him, and given 
him a name which i.H above every name;" 
he caiuo dcAvn, down to tbe lowest depth 
of human degradation, there be achieved 
a glorious victory over the powers of 
darkness, delivered man from the dread- 
ful thralldom of !?iu, ascended to heaven, 
leading captivity captive, and gave gifts 
unto men; and wliat precious gifis did 
be thuj dispense to tbe human race. — 
Surely salvat'oii from sin, lil)eriy in 
Christ, a renewed right to the tree of 
life, a reiiMtJiteineut into the favor of 
(iod, and the privilegcof ascending with 
our blessed llcdcemcr to the heaveu of 
eternal rest. Tjuly, as tbe ajiostle says, 
"Now that he ascended, what is it but 
th/it be fir^t descended uilo ihe lowei 
paru of the eartli." Christ's life of liu 
inility while here on earth, is tbe Cbrn 
tian's model. "Follow me, I am the 
way, the truth, and the life," is bis lan- 
guage to hi^ followers. He has told u? 
that the servant Is not above his Master. 
It 13 enough that the servant be as his 
Master. If, then, our divine Masterwas 
a man of sorroiv, and acquainted with 
grief, may we not expect lo drink of tbe 
same bitter cup ; and we should esteem 
it the most exalted of privileges that the 
servant may be as bis master, and we are 
told that every one who is perfect shall 
thus be. If we perfectly imitate liim in 
this lile, thoroughly imbibe bis spirit, we 
shall become more aud more assimilated 
lo bim. Jesus has told ii5, "Verily I 
say unto you, that ye which have follow- 
ed me iu tbe regeneration, wheu tbe sou 
of man shall sit iu the throne of glory, 
ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones 
jndgiug the twelve tribes of I'-rael." — 
What a rich promise if wc follow him 
in the re;^CDeration, work out our salva- 
tion belbre bim, purify our hearts by 
obeying the tiulb. Yes let bis law be tbe 
rule of our conduct in everytbing, until 
it bath wronght iu us a complete regeu^ 
eration, until we have becoino now crea- 
tures in Christ Jesus. If this work is 
tborough and eomplet:.^, we shall be per- 
mitted to occupy with bim the throne of 
bis glory. 

In tbc kingdom of Christ, bumilily is 
tbe only road to honor and exaltation, 
"Before honor is humility." "God re- 
sisteth the proud, bat giveth grace to lbs 
humble," "He ibul bumbleth himself 
shall be exalted, hut he that exaltetb 
himself shall ba abased." Away back 
in tbe early history of England, when 
tbc fierce and warlike Danes swarmed 
upou tbe coasts of that island iu almost 
countless uumbere, aud tbe people be- 
came disheartened, hclicving lbemsclve.s 
aliandoned by heaven, Alfred, tlieir 
king, after trying in vain to rally them, 
determined to divest himself of his roy- 
al robes, aud royal bearing, aud iu tbe 
disguise of a peasant aud servant, watcb 
the coui-se of events until a more auspi- 
cious opportunity offered, when be would 
strike an efleetual blow tor his country, 
blow that would make the invading 
hosts recoil. Alfred when habited as a 
servant, performing the most menial ser- 
victa for bis master, was not less a prince 
than when he occupied the throne of 
Kiiglaiid. In that liumblo poslllon be 
could accompliab for his kiiigilom what 
be could not have accomplished had be 
retained bis regal vobes. From that 
low slate of abasement be amse to be 
the most famous of all the Saxon kings. 
Nay, he lias loft aiiamo and a record 
that is unrivaled by any other Sovereign 
of uticiciit or modern limes. 

The Cbrislian U jiiat as much n mem- 



ber of tbe royal household of God, just 
as much acbild, while in his debasement, 
as if he were already a citiacu of heav- 
en. His title to his eternal inheritance 
ia perfect. His possessions in heaven, his 
robe and his erowu are in readincia for 
him ; yet in this worlil be may be poor, 
despised, and forsaken. He may have 
here a life of toil and suffering ; ho may 
occu]iy tbe position of ibe humblest s.-r- 
vaut, for, " Tbe heir, as long m he is a 
child, differetli nothing from a servant, 
though be be lord of all." The humili- 
ty and meekness of a Christian, nay, tbe 
lowly position he may occupy iu this 
life, detracts nothing from his dignity, it 
has quite the opposite effect, indeed, his 
only passport t« greatness, is lowliness of 
mind, aud self ah.-iscincut. Who, then, 
will be great in this kingdom? Our Sav- 
iorhas taught iib bow to attain unto this. 
" Whosoever will be great among you. 



unto bis baptism, but itsi 



cciving holy baplinm. which nymljolizt* 



our death to «n, (o our oun w'tWi, nud a 
cheerful resignation of all we have and 
are to the purpose of rcdccndng grai-4>. 
" Not mij will but thiif he ihtir" (ilnll. 
2^ : 3i)-.l4j Hut again it is nuked 

13. IIinc tpc rriU hiTimniu our form n/ 
admin Ut ml ion with tho'r /tgurtw of brijt- 
timnvix." burial," " pUtntintj" " Hrlli." 

deatli," " raiirretiioii," " bnjjiinn of ihr 
falhers vnto MoxfJi," " Noah'* aalvaliau by 
thenrk" &r.f '■ Wa<t Christ" thoy ai-k 

burleil more than once?" " D« wc 
die to sin more than oiiee?" "Arc we 



proper instruction and con«tiucntly 
thoy were rebaplizcd. Here we have an 
example of nna-bupflim. 

Some people think it a monstrous ca«e 
to bcrcbaplized under any lirciimKlance, 
but if so why did Paul roniinmid it on 
this neciusioii? Why did he not tell them 
then and there that sneb a thing muxl 
not be ? I have never drapised the motive* 
that prompted mo lo receive a single 
backward dip for bapllsm when I 
a boy. I was honcH in it. I thought 
I did riglit and felt that joy which al- 
ways attends a conseiou.^ rectiuide of planted will. Christ in bupti,m more tbaii 
puri«isc. But when I realized that I Iiad once'i " " Arc we born Ihrre (»«« of tbe 
made a mistake, and felt that I bad never [ Spirit ? " •' Will wc be rc-urrectcd Ihrr^ 
received the baptism commanded by ' /,„,*^? "■■ Werethe father* baptize.! anir, 
Christ and transmitted by tradition from Moics by //irce actioiiB?" "Did No:di 
tbe apostles, but a mere human invention, cuter tbe ark more tliai, one;?" "Did 
tending to subvert tbe «icred iiwlitu- j Uie prlwl in entering the labernaclc 
_ . ^'"» "f '"y 'I'viue Master, I felt it not , wash three llmeAt" We answer 

let him be your servant." Oh ! could we only my privilege but my important da- 1 FirMt. No Bible figure U jtut (ikr ll.r 
ever keep these truths, these important I ty to correct that mistake. I felt that 1 [ a,h,g wkidi U <,<j,nholiza>. and kindly -usk 
IruHis before our minds, there would ho | could " obtain forglvenfcs" for the wrong, ' our fricnd.i to produce a ting!e inM.,„ec 
less rivalry among Christians, less seek- j " because I did it ignorautly In unbelief." in which any type and autft<jj.e have 
mgafler that honor that cometh from But had I closed my eyes to convincing i perfict similitude? If they can not do ho 
man, then, indeed, would the advice of | truth, or persL-ted in tbe wrong when ] in o«y instance, trft/, do they demand sncii 
the apostle James be heeded, " My bietli- j convinced, I could have anticipated I a thing in ibis wise? I will however a^k 
ren, be not many masters, knowing thai iiolbing but God's displeasure towards a them a few micslion.-*. which, if tbey will 
we shall receive the greater comlemua- ! miserable transgressor, the Ulter penal- ' answer ilirccllv, will furni-b'a solul'ion lo 
tiwu-" _ |ty due that servant, who knows bis mas- 1 their own. How is one kiug.lom of 

I ter's will and doe* it m.t. While the ' heaven ju»t like a iimn delivering ihrtr 
btind following tbe blind " will full infi j different numbers of talents to mcA of 
the ditch," Ilisceituiulhaf'tohimthai:(/irep servants? or like ten virgins? or 
knows to do good and dies it not, to him I like Itavcn hid in ihro- mcasurw of 
sill." We may obtain jmrdon for ' meal? or like a grain of mu.-*tiud seed ? 
sins of ignorance when discovered and Can you find a perfect similitude b.- 
abaudoned, but " If we mu wilfully after j tweeii Christ aud the braxen serpent ? 

I . that we have received a knowledge of i m- bclwoen Christ "our Passover" who 

F then, we have authority to baptize the truth, there remains no more saenfice w.^ onrc sacrificed, and tbc JcwUh pa.^. 
into each ol these three uama.. iii tbe f„, ,i.„_ i,„t ^ ,,rt„i„ f,,,rful locking for over which .« a type was sacrificed er.nj 
of judgment and fiery indignation, which V'"'? or between Cliri.-l our "Great 
shall devour the a.lversarle. " ( Heb. 10 : ; High Priest " who enlere.1 b.-aveu ourr 
26, 20. Hoping thai you will pardon , ,,iii, j,;^ „n'abluu,l,mn\ the " high pricef* 
this digression from iny subject. 1 will re- ,,i,o „, ,,;, ^^.^,^ .. ,,,1,^,^1 j,,^. ,,„,^. ,„^.^ 
mark before passing from this point, thai , „„„ „ ,j,^,[ ,,i,i, jj,,. y^^j „j ;„^.^ , .. 
canon 11. of a synod of tbe western ; Kitto truly remarks that " As th^rcnmM 



BAPTISM 

Into Each Nft me of theTrinity, 



BY J. W. STEIN. 



F, then, we have authority to baptize 
into each of these three uames, iu tbe 
great imperative of our mvernga Legi«Ui- 
lor and Judge, though given but once lo 
liis church, we have a sufficient reasou lo 
obey, tliough ten thousand timeji ten 
thousand objections were urged against 
it. "But "says one "inasmuch as you 
derive your practice from the commis- 
sion, 

10. U7i«( will you tlo with John'g bap- 
ti^n, which preceded it / Was that triune? 
We think John's baptism was good. 
John's baptism was froui heaven, so was 
tbe apostles'. John tiiughtfiiltb In Christ 
(Acts 1!) : 4); sj did the apostles. John 
demanded rcpentauee (M:Ltt. 3:S);s[f 
did the apoitles (Mark B: 12). John 
preaclied the baptism of repentanco for 
the reiniaxion of sins" (Mark 1:4); so 
did tbe apostles (Acts 2:38). John 
promised the Holy Spirit (Matl. 3:2); 
so did they (Acts 2 : 38). Findius then 
such harmony iu the points stated, why 
should we conclude that they differed in 
their mode of administration? "Ah 
but " says one " could Cliiist be baptized 
In his own name as w mid probably have 
been necessary bad John used three ac- 
tions?" I answer. Would tiiat bo str.in- 
ger than that God should " swear by 
himself." "because he could swear by no 
greater" (Heb. 6: 13), especially when 
wc remember ibat Christ was baptised 
not so much for himself as tor others? 
And was not tho Trinity — the faith of 
which our biiptlsin declares and symbol- 
izes, fully exhibited on the occasion of 
Ch rist's baptism ? Here again we see that 
though the three arc one in the essence of 
a divine nature, that tbe Fntlier is not 
the Sou aud Ibo Sou i^ not the Holy 
Spirit. The Sou was iu the ba]ilisiual 
watei-s, the Spirit iu a corporeal form de- 
scended upou bim, and the Father's voice 
proclaimed " This is my beloved Son in 
whom I am well pleased," " Hut "says 
one "what of tbc twelve disciples then 
who wei-o rebaptiwd ni Ephesus? (Acta 
I'J : 1-5). Did not John baptize them ? " 
I think there h nothing iu tbe narrative 
to lead tj such a conclusion. It seems 
that ibcy wei-e ignomnt of faith in (-'brist, 
and had never heard that there was a 
Holy Spirit which wuuUI not have beeu 
the ciL-iC bad John baptized them, for 
John tjiught theric things. Tbey were 
doubtless baptized by sonic sincere jwr- 
90U, peibap:* Apollos, who " knew only 
tbc ImptifUi of John." No one but John 
bad a right to baptize unto liis baptism. 
His work as tho harbinger of Messiah 
was exclusive, petsonal and not to be 
transferred to another, hence when John 
was bolieadwl in prison bis baptism was 
at an cud. But about twenty eight 
yeai-saftor his death, nud several hundred 
miles from the scenes of his labors we 
find twelve pei'wns baptized by some one 



cliiirch I 



inbled at Cealiebvth A. D. 



be a !<iinlhtrity, or analogy between tlie 



816, urges tbe importance of immersion type and the autelvpe. so there is also a 
upon the gi-ouud of imitating Christ who, disp.uity or dUsimilitu.le between them. 
It says " furnished an example in bis own | u is „„i iu tbc nature of ivjk. and niiu- 
pei-son for every belitvcr wheu be was type that tliev should agree n. a«/A/Hy.: 
//.rice dipped in ibe waves of tbe Jor- gise instead 'of similitude tbere woid.l 
dan." (CbrystnrsHisl. of tbemod^sof ,!,(. idciitv " (C-jrhpedia of liiblieol 



Baptism p. 177.) While I do not of)! 
this OS a special argiimout, / do maintttin 
that before auy are competent to contra- 
dict it, and to conclud: that a European 
church council, of tbe ninth century, 
over a thiiusaud years nearer tbc baptiiim 



Literature Ail. Type.) Vtvy says " Wc 
should guard aguiiist making tbe aiilc- 
type to answer lo the lyjK' in cverv cir- 
cumstance, when only a general rtscm- 
blaucc is intended. We ought to observe 
tbe design of God, and not s^ek for 



of Christ than we, has gi-ounded so pos- , mysieries in cverv thing. • ' * *. It 
itive and so public a dcclanilion about u'likcwUe prop^.T'to show, that the pe>- 
portaut a matter, and ready to be ,j-tdi(n« of tho type ore foundiii tbe.inic- 



bnuded out to the world, upou any lliiii; 
short of substantial dida ami rcliabl 
historic facts, thoy must be able to con 
trovert it by Kstlinouy equally pusiiivc, 



type in n superior dt-grce; but lh;it tbe 
impcrfelionit arc not Ibund. Fri-<piei.lly 
theiv is more iu the autetype than in tlie 
typo. As no .single type can cxprcw ibe 



or by self-evident truth and not mere Hie and particular actIo;i of our blc,s,v| 



conjectuvc. But again it is asked 
11. Hoiv our repealed action in bap' 



Ijord, there Is, necessarily, more in tlie 
autetype than can he foumi in the type." 



expreK^ion concerning oar LonI, that be 
will come as u tbiaf in tlio uigbt (lu-v. 
16: 15), if wc were not lo cuutino liie 



tlinx can an-respond to the haptigin of the \ {Scripture Types I'ol. 1 pp, 21. 
Holy Spirit f I answer, that Christ after Home says, "In fixing tbc .=ensi' exbll.- 
bis resurreclion and prior lo his ascension itetl by a metaphor, the c^mipn wm 
breathed on his disci|ilcs and said " Re- ought never lo be cxleiakHl too far. ..r 
ceive ye the Holy Spirit" (John 20 : 1 i„io any tiling which can not be pn.perly 
22). Again, on Peiiteeo,^t, according lo I «j,plicd to tiie person or thing i-opre^eu:- 
tbe promUe, and afterwards at Samaria, ; ed. What wild, and indeed what «irk- 
and again fi-om time to lime during their ' ed abuse, would be made of ihescripuirc 
apostolic labors, tbey were repeateiUy 
overwhelmed with the iufliience of tbe 
Holy Spirit (Acts 4 : 8. 5 : 12-1.5. S : 6. 

7.) by which they wrought signs of their | geiise to the suddenn^'ss and surpr'idal of 
apOBileship, aud confirmed tbc divine au- the tliief, bat should extend it lo ibc 
theutlcily of their mission. Again it is temper and designs of the Yillaiii who 
ntkcd breaks open hou.*es in the night." /ji(n>- 

12. How it can correspond tdth the^.dttttion to the eritimt Madif ui.d 
baptism of suffering, which is nippoted to . knouUdgc ofttu Holy Scriptarce VuL I : 
haee taken place on the cross f Wc think | p_ 358). 

tbei"c is no reason to conclude that the | _^ 

Savior's baptism of suflering was confin- 
ed to the cr<Ks. Though it doubtlesis 
ended there when " be bowed hi* bead 
and gave up the Gho3t"(John 19: 30). 
It was also peculiar to the garden, where 
beneath tbe overwhelming and exhaust- 
ing weight of sorrow, he "sweat as it 
were great drojis of blood," and ivccivc<l 
supiKtrt from a heavenly messenger 
(Luke 22: 43.44). Purely uo *o.r/-/ra- 
caiYcouhl begnvaler llmii when lie ex- 
claimed " My soul is creeeding sorrowful 
Kvi;s irST<> DEATH," (Miitt. 26: 38*, 
during which agtmy bo prostn\te<l him- 
self (Aire (imp* facefaremott, and Ihriee 
prayc*i that if it were piwsible that cup 
miglit pa.*i fi-ombim; bnt thrice expres*- 
t.\\ that holy ii-signnlion lo bis Father's 
will, so bcfilliug all bis followers in re- 



EDITOR'S ITEM DRAWER. 

— If you would be wisC. ihen be wil- 
ling to lii'iir twice to speak oun*. 1 hu<..- 
who talk movl are uot alwHVs the wU^i. 

— In drrta. use nothing that you kn..w 
lo be unneoossary for comfort, bealtli %'T 
economy. Beautiful cKubts do n-n :d- 
wn}'s iudicalc a beautiful nihul. If y<iti 
would posscis beauty in itti highest xvkv, 
then adorn the mind with the ltr»l jew- 
els of thought, 

— If ymi wuuld be happy, and ei>j'>y 
life, let ifoin</ npAl be your daily niotl". 
If ptveiible, go thrvmgh the world wiib .1 
clear coiiscieure lownnl Gini ami man. 
Never do that wtiidi %'uu kmm lo l« 
wh>ng. 



ri 1 



lUiiriMiuKX AT ^von^<.. 



F-A.7aTLY CIRCLE. 



"I CAH'T" AND 

frrrBBBwcrelno tilUc 

Ill iherc jicntuii nu iUff'r 

i:<ii M«liM> rixlmtori!.! lu 

tVliilc Uctl woiiU not Gv 



'■ I'LL TRY." 

iFitcni, Mniilih ni 



n III! Iliingn noli, 
■ try. 



Ii II illfticiill liuk were proiii»c<l hy itifir aniH, 

Utv luiglil nlvmjri furololl ihcir rcpl/ ; 
W-n woiiM altroyi ilniHl oiil n Innttuiil "1 

"Itiliil MnrilJn would aniwcr ■■ I'll iry," 

iicn jit-cr of iiiiuic to t-illitrr ncrc iCIil, 
V, liy UHI woulil ni once lay il l<y. 

■' I'm Hire I enii'i ham H," nnd rwl ijniic 
content 
1 l>:>i Mniililn aliouIJ laktf ll niiil Iry. 

iniwli llioy twill nkclcliM Trotn n copy well 

■ ii.| r-irli ni,vlc tl.p tower awry . 
I , .u'l .1.1 il .ImiBhl," Iti'II oclaim'.l wl1l> u 



Kivc iiiiiiiiU-s in n crisis i^wnrlli years. 
It u bill ;i link- juiioil. yet il lias "tVii 
fnvcd a fortuiif or redeemed a jieopla — 
If tlicrc ill oiii- virtue that slioiiW becul- 
tivnl«d more than unothfr by him wlu) 
would sucoet^I iii life, it is puiieluBlily ; 
if there ut oik* error that shuuld bo avoid- 
wi it is bciiifi beliind time. — J'Vtxman 
Hunt. 



beanl 



I Mnlili 



Hill-»M "I "111 >rj ' 



uliidi uf lliwcicirlt tlo yuii tliiuli ivoiiM 

1 .^11 Mite yoit Mill li.slniilly try, 
' .\'ul till- Lmgiiiil, liiocliTC, iiti'l imlolenl Hell, 
Iiui MitriMa nliu iilway* would try." 



'. lIlE-l 



ulin nlik lu lie Imiipy and uloe, 
'> ihvir fliilicx npl'ly ; 
r>l> ■■Tmn'l " ig tlieir lipn •IiorM 



BEHIND TIME. 

^ KAILKOAI) Imiii Hue nii.binu 

\ :.li>iij: lit n!iii.»l liglilriiiig speed. — 

iiivc Hii« jui>t tiliMid, beyond which 

J >tiitiiiii nt ivhich tho cnrs iiHually 

|i;i-Miil cacli other. The conductor wns 

hile, »« late ihHt the period fluring wliicb 

llio doivit (ritiii wits t^> wnit bod nciirly 

( liiiwii ; l>iit he bi'iiod yet tn pn.«s tiie 

Mirv.i •jilWv. Siiitdiiily ft loeoinolivc 

d:u>hc<l into giglit ngbt nlimd. In nii 

iiintHul liiero \\a» n cullieitni. A shriek, 

II sbiifk, itiid fifiy noiilii' weii- in elcrnily; 

iiTid all Ii(-euii.ie itti cngint'cr Iind Itecii 

I, himf r.mr. •*•••••« 

A IciKbii-f lirui in commcreial eirclen 

1 ;td long mrtiggh'd n;;ftin8t bniikruptey. 

Ak il liiid i-nonnoUN anscis in ('altfornin, 

:* »'\iHrt.'(l rcniiltance by » eerlaiu day, 

Mid if ihL' M-.Wf i)ri>mi8ed arrived, it« 

ir.ilit, V* Innior, and il> fuliire pi-o»per- 

ily Hnidd be jirejierved. lint week niter 

wii'k ehip-^ed wiihoiil bt'iuging the f;old. 

A( iasi eaine the Dilnl day uii whieb 

lb» Jinn Inid bills miitiiring tu enoinioiis 

r>iiH*iiiiU. 'Die stoiuner \\a» telegraphed 

:st (Iiiyl)iTiik ; but it \vii>< fiiuiid uii inijui- 

ly, that fhe Itrougiit no funds, and the 

hiiii»L> (idled. Tlie next ni-riviil broufrbt 

n''«ily liiill' u inilliuii lo ihc iiiHolvcnt«, 

but it was luu late; tlicy wore ruiiieil 

ll cauiw iheiv agenl, in reuniting, hud 

liwii bchitiii time. 

A euiidennail man was led out for ox- 
ri'iiiiDii. lie bad taken human life, but 
uiidor (ireuniBlauecti of the greatest 
pnivuentiiin, and public 8yin])alhy was 
ficiivc ill bin hebatf. Thousnndg Inul 
Kigiicd petitions for a reprieve, a fnvura- 
lile iiUMvcr lia<l been expeeted the nipjit 
beliirc, niid though it had nut come, even 
tJie t-borill' felt euiilidcut that it would 
y I arrive in K-nGOii. 

I iiiij^ the morning passed without the 

'.nice of the m(«fongcr. The lost 

' I i wns up. The prisoner took bia 

It the drop, the cap was drawu 

I lyen, the boll was drawn, and a 

iwiiy iwuiig revolving in the 



DARWIN OVERTHROWN. 

A youiip |iliilo.-'.iilii r of seven yearsuf 
age, who had not got ii»r cnmigb l« bear 
Ihe Holy SeripLui-ea disputed by scieneo, 
li.*tciied atteiitivtly i" b's falber's parlor 
(be other evming In a warm dbeus.--ion 
the Durwiiiian llii-ory, and, after the 
[guests had depiirlerI,somcwhnl surprised 
I iheparenltii with— "Father, I don't Iw- 
I lieve Darwin U right," " What ? " said 
tbe parent, looking down at bis unex- 
[H'eUd rca.'Siiurr, who stotnl before bini 
with u litllc Uilde in his biiml, "you do 
not and why?" "IJceaiise, pni)a, my 
Uible *ays "Ciod created mnn in his own 
image," anil t don't believe il wa^ a 
monkey." " Well, well," said the sire, 
laughing, " run along, Tommy ; you arc 
tiiLi young to talk about eueh things." — 
" But, papa, nlniosl tlic next verse say^ 
'fiod caw cverytbiug tb»t be had made, 
and behold it was very good.' Now it 
wn.'rii't goixl if incii weic like monkeys, 
wiLi il? I''or you arc goodcr than 
nmnkoy, ain't vuu, ji.Tjin ? " — A'l' 
]yori}x. 



:ii that moment a horseman came 
■I, galloping diiwn hill, his stew] 
I with fiiaui. He carried a pack- 
ii. right baud, which he waved 
. lo tbe crowd. He was the ex- 
);'I«.T wilh tlic reprieve. lint he 
lie ti>ii late. A conip.ir!itively in 
iJiaii died an ignonnnioiis death, 
^ waleb had been five niiimtt* 
.1. making it-* bearer arrive 6cAih(( 

!l U continually bo in life. The best 

.-U.I (ilau*, tbe mc*l im[)orlant nlfuirii, 

lie forlunw of individualji, tbe weul of 

in(("ii!i, hiiiior, bappinmi, life ilsclf) arc 

i-ri(icwl beaniiio wmiobody is "bc- 

■ <•'■.:" Tberc arc men who alwavs 

v.balcvcr they uuderlake, siruply- 

- r^iitv llicy UK- " behind time,". There 

•fpollieni win. put ofl' reformntion year 

,\ \i'.\r, till dviilli neiiwa Ibem, (llld lh<^- 

.Lli-li uiircpejiliml, beciuiBC ibrever " ir- 

inrf lime" 



CORRESPONDENCE. 

HELP SOLICITED. 

rilO the Brelhreii abroad, grecliug; 

X Dearly Beloved: — Feeling the ucc<l 
of a goiid, substantial mecling-Iiouse in 
our county, and not feeling able to bidid 
wiibout Koinc ikSKi^laucc, thougb wo will 
raise a good jMirlion of the expenses at 

lonie, we have, after deliberntc council 
of tbe ehureb, dctcrmiiied to ask such 
assistance of our dear Brethren abroad, 
OS in the providence of our Heavenly 
Father they feel able and willing to im- 
part. \Vc want lo build a good fmnie 
house ■Ilix-]I5 ft. in wze with good ..itone 
ba.'iemenl. We need abnut nix hundred 
iJtiOO.Od) dullard help. All eoulribu- 
tiiins sbould be sent as snoii n^ conveni- 
ent to Hro, Clbristiaii Harnder, by Post 
O/liee Order, payable at Newtonia, New- 
ton Co., Mo., wbieli will be thankfidly 
received and promptly aeknowlcilgcd. 
Done by order of the ShonI Creek 
cbureb, Newton Co., Mo, in council Oct. 
7tb, 1870. .SigiKii, 

C. Hakadep, DANirr, Harader, 

J. P. Harris, John Morton, 

J. W. Stkin. 
The Vindicator mid J'rimHivr Chrin- 
lion jilrme eoptj. 

FROM INDIANA. 



HRO. T 
.Septen 



Oct. lOlh, 1876. 
MOOUE:— On the 26[h of 
mbcr, for ibe fiivl time I vi.''it«d 
tbe Mexieo cbureb, Ind., nt tbeir coin- 
iimuiou nicoliug. Il was large, and ex- 
cellent order iuauife^t«d there. Wc met 
some membew wc bad long desired to 
visit, and wc met some who arc not iiiem- 
bei"8, yet they have often before listened 
Willi appareut interest to our voice. We 
were gliid to n:cet ibem again, and have 
another opjiortunity to get before them 
the Irutli as it is in Jesii^, und we hope 
all our labor to call them to tbo Cbris- 
tiau patbwuy is uot lost. 

From Mexico we went to Koanu to 
the eommuuiou the 28tb. There was a 
very large comnuiniou meeting aiid quite 
a number of speakers in atteudnuce. It 

hardly worth while to tell yon we en- 
joyed ouraelf nuieh at these eommuuious, 
for you could but expect that. On that 
trip we bad but a few of the Bretuhkn 
AT Work, and we gave out the last we 
bad, even of the linst No. We hnvc a 
better fcupply now, 

From ll<jann we returned to Flory 
on the following Saturday, and tried, as 
well .IS we eoubl, to preach ihc funeral 
of Rro. Jacob Liuflcw' wiiij. On Sun- 
day evening wc were conveyed to tbe 
North Fork of Willi Cat to meet Bro. 
George Criiie ni- a eomntitu-e, to settle 
Ninie Iriiubk- between two cburchcs,— 
Wc chose Brother Daniel Wise on 



I the coirimitlee. and when we 
Ibe faeti* in llie ra.*e wc so<iii mnde a di-- 
cisiou, and had good solid reasons for it, 
which Bcemetl to give entire satisfaction 
to iKith obiirehra. We would not llattcr 
Bro. (icoige Crijic, but encourage him lo 
make the mailer of church government 
iin object of much Mudy, for wo were 
made confident that it is not diffieult for 
him to undei-stnnd subjects of that kind, 
an.l in that wav lie may do nmeli good. 
R. H. MiLLEtl. 

FROM PENNSYLVANIA. 

Ai.i,ii.VTow.\. Ia hivli Co., Pa., 1 
Oet. 25th, lS7t). ) 

DEAR BUO. MOORE:— I have re 
ccived four numbere o( TllE BretH' 
REX AT Work and must say that I nm 
well pleased with it. It coutaius every 
week a large supply of wholesome truths, 
—manna for tbe child of God— wbich it 
so much needs. Enclo.sed J)lease find 

which you will credit me for The 

Brethken at Work lo the end of the 

year, and the other add to the 

fund of the. Tract Association. The 
eubscriptiou lo The Jinidi-rbott: I shall 
give to Bro. Daniel Briglit, of Bethle- 
hem. 

The un<lcrtakiiig of llie brctlircn of 
forming a. Tract Association, is a noble 
one. Il should have been undertaken 
at an earlier day. I woudei-cd years ago 
why it was uot done. Certaiulv much 
good will result from il. It is a sure 
way of sowing tbe seeds of truth brond- 
C4^^t, aud boldly facing the euemy, by 
publishing such books and tracts, nbly 
defending tbo cnuse of tbe Master, nnd 
thus reach souls which cannot otherwise 
be reached. There are yet thousands of 
souls in our owu beloved land of liberty 
tliat are uunetiuaiutcd with the doctrine 
ot the Breihren. Bro. Stein's mnuuer 
of BUiJlyzing anil treating tlic eommls- 
siou will give new light to many an en- 
larged aud educated mind. Kindly, 
sincerely, nud heartily wisbiugyouCiotre 
blessing upon your iiobic unilcrtaking, I 
rcnintn, na ever, your Bro. in Christ, 

II. F. RoSE.VHKRdER. 

FROM TENNESSEE. 

JlAitYvir.i.E, Tens, 

DEAR HUETHREN;— A copy of 
Thk BnBi'llRr-.s at Work is before 
me, it eeems to be just tbe paper we need 
here. I will do the best I can in the 
way of getting up a club. If any of 
our wcnltbier brethren or sisters feci like 
seudiug a few extra copies I could assure 
them the papers would be judiciously 
distributed. In a. place like this where 
tbe labor in a circuit of fifty miles falls 
on one brother, such auxiliaries as pa- 
pers aud tracts arc among titc best we 
can employ. JVgain we would say, if 
any one feels to scud us a few IlKirrnitEN 
AT Work, wc would see that the work 
woulil bo furuish^ I. Fraternally, 
S.Z. Sharp. 



,,,.0 .-.avts a soul from dealli. bash 
.„Ui,,„deofsi..s. Aadiull.od..ywb 
you meet such .^deemed, ob how you 
will rejoice! Small .In'F '"'.'ke a gicat 
flood: smnll streams a givatri' 
eflbrt;gr«itgoad,whiebagampw^b.ce. 
^ther good, coutinunlly iucieasiug n. 
^t;r;he grain or wbeatM.uUo.be 
g,.>und and died it mulMpbed, so you 
nnd I can bring forth tVaHnl-<",««ls'" 
rify our Father. God uses smal and 
LUnlung^ to bring about great an. 
...atvclous tilings. Save, tberefoie the 
despised penny. nndputituilotbcLoids 
ga"!.er. Pn.p-ts very good. May cajr 
God and Falber abundantly ble^ all 
bis children. Amen. C. HorE. 



I II fixed in the mind, making ihi- 



f«id.r. 



GLEANINGS. 



—A I 
Qucbet 
running. 



IK 



FROM DENMARK. 

EAR BRETHREN:— Saliitfttion 
from us all. Grace and pence be 
niuUiplied to allsaiiils. Our dearsisters 
aud beloved brother arc nil present, aud 
we rejoice in the Lord, having ineeliugH 
cvei-y evening, this week, before we leave 
home for a long time. A cull has conic 
from Norway, and we have concluded to 
leave ourselves aud all in the care of the 
I.>ord and go, returning as winter comes 
on. Ou our return we will stop in Swe- 
den. 

Tbe penny fund baa already produced 
272.000 pages of printed matter, aud it 
is uot near eslmuslcd. We waul to in- 
form our dear donors that their peanica 
have not only made the printers glad, 
but biivc made many souls rejoice in a 
bitased Ilcdeemcr, Ii luu been the 
means of collecting n little baud of 
Christian chiblreu in tbe city of Assciis 
in Europe. Behold the little Hock, iu the 
spirit and order of God'n house, willing 
to sufier imprisonnicnt, acorn, and eon- 
tempi from their encmicB. Are you not 
gla<l, beloved, that you gave Bometbing 
to this good work? Never say you can 
do notbing. You eau do something for 
tbo Lord at nil times. You can soon 
earn a penny to help some devoted miii- 
i«ter to go aud preach the gO!*pcl. God 
who knows nil, will count you in.foronc 



jnow- storm occurred nt 
Oct. 14. The street cara stopped 
At Otlawa llie suow* wns six 
inches deep. 

— MomJilv without religion is only a 
kind of dead reckoning, an endeavor to 
find our place on a cloudy sen by meus- 
uring the distance wc have run, but 
without any observation of the heavenly 
bodies. 

—Bro. Vauiinau, writing from Vir- 
den. under dale of Oct. 27tb. snys: " I 
returned Monday night from Cass Co., 
111. We had a small Communion meet- 
ing nt the house of Bro. Allen Robin- 
son's. Ouc more was baptised ihcre 
this trip." 

—There has been of late years, ac- 
cording to the statements of Jewish pa- 
pers, au uni>reeedeute(l return of Jews 
to Palcsline. The Jewish population ■" 
Jerusalem, they report, has doubled 
witliiu ton yeais, and is contiitually in 
creasing. Many of those Jews come 
from Uussia. 

■lulense excitement seems to pervade 
all Europe at tbe present lime. There 
arc strong indieations that nearly all the 
Easteru powers will soou engage in one 
of the most bloody wai-s tbat has yet 
stained the history of the iiresciit centu- 
ry. The loveis of pence long for the 
lime to come wlion nations will learn 
war no more — when nations will sctllc 
their troubles according lo the pence 
piinciplre of the- Bible. 

— Bro. J. D. Parker, wriliug from Ai^li- 
bind, O., says, "S|)eeimeu No's, of your 
paper arc at liniid. Tbcy are on the 
move among the brethren nnd frieitd.s, 
and I feel aasui-cd they will ably main- 
tain Ihcir own eiuise. I expected to 
have scut you n fair Ixi^l of subscribers 
ere this, but have been ton lui-^ily engag- 
ed. I feel that it ought to find its way 
into every home, nnd do most cheerfully 
grant you)' reriucsl lo aid its circulation. 
The brethren here liavc many things 
tobethnnkfuUlir. The Ashland (huich 
lias not been as prosperous for the Iimt 
few years as was designed nnd prayed 
for, but thanks to God, the ebip t<lill 
moves around, receiving now and then n 
pa,«scnger for the port of Peace. A hus- 
band and wife were enrolk-d among ibe 
crew last Sabbath. We think we are 
nearing the dawn of belter days. May 
Godspeed us onwnid uiilil we arc nil 
landed safe in the bosom of his redeem- 
ing love." 



DIED . 

In the Anliclnm Congregnliopi. Kianklin do 
I'-... Juno 8.1., 187(1. GoUlie A-U n«ke.-, .huRli. 
icr .f y,un«l M.. nnd f.ul.nrino P. Huk.r. i.ll 
I mo. and l« d„y». -flie fnneml service wn. 

.mprnvcil by m.v .li.eob IMcc, from ll.o lex. ■ 
■■SiiflVrtliclililocliiMm. (a eon.e 
.U. TliusnnyllKrbii.l Ims been 
fryin earll, lo g]pry. ii „|iaii w„„m 



I), it. M 



uilu me," 

irtinsplnnied 

llio pci- 

» I lie ]»ii. 



KKTT.KIi. 



THE HOLY LAND. 

rrHLS is the name of a beauliful litb- 
1 .-"grniduc map. givi„p „ ,,„ ,|^,,^. 

Birds Lye view of the Holy Land, and 
c-imbles the observer at ngbuH-e to behold 
all the eities, towns, rivers, b,-ook, 
valleys and mountains. I 
i«--feet picture of the whole ;.„„„,;; 



^■'wediiTp, 



familiar with tbe locnlioii of ihi, 
ent places as tbe county in ^y^^- , 
lives: thus aiding him in uiidewtanV'"' 
the Bible. Tboso wlio think thcr^ ,^' 



iitsinio to I 



uot water euougli in Pnloj 

meree pi-oplo should carefully siudl I'l"'" 

map. "' 

The map is printed in beauliful co|, 
suspended on rollers ready for i^,, "" 



'""gil.i,; 



sent post piiid for 82,00. Or, 



■ '"""y (111,- 

sending us ten subscrlbei-s for Igy/ 
813.50. wc will send <>nc of these mT' 
free. This is certainly a goud ^(y^,^. ''^ 

BRETHREN'S HYMN 



1 co]\v, Turkey Mar 
Per dozen " " 



sbikcH, 
ill ebort, it it a 



from Da 
1 1 i.'t th 



'">"wm to iho dwrt of (;f 



l>euK«tcomplel^ thing of the kind' 
wc ever saw. % MWv boui. care , 
; ".ly, t e !(,;-..,.,: Haees mo„ti.. 
the Bible about P.h.,i,„.,„„^,, 



BOOKS. 

I'-^-tinidSLo,, 
„ ," " U.Od 

Icopy, ArnbcaqiKMir^heep.postpai,] -. 
Per (loiteii „ ^ Jl 

' ''0'C-'ipi'css7.2.i 

BRETHREN'S ENVELOPES 

IS the name we give to our new primp,] 
envelope, tbnt wc have prepami fiif 
the use of our bnttbrcn, sistei-g a,„i 
friends. Those wbn have seen ibe envf. 
lope, are well pleased with it, aiul i,,!;,, 
delight in using tliciu, when wriiiu-, 
their friends. Send for a package, x\m.. 
them to the membei's, and do good In- 
using tbem. They will be sunt p(i,[. 
paid for 1.5 cents a package — 2.j in ,, 
package — or 50 cents a bun<lred. 



O&e Baptism- 
inn tic rsinti 



A.h^l.lg..,. sboHil.p ,|„., „i,,^ 

Ibe (iiily groiiml of miion, Uim 
tioiisly otnipied liy ii,c i^il- 
iiig ileiioniiniilions of t?hrigtoii(Ioiii, Uj- j n 
Moore. One eopy, ir,cciii.i; II) copies (lixi 
;;.> cullies $*J IHI, 

Tbe DoctriBS of the Srethren Defendei -- U n 

work of I.VCI' ICiO |.,.gc» jusi imbli.hcJ. |, 
isn ilefcii»e of llie fiiith iinil ]ir(H'liec of ib 
Ureihren lonl the Divinity of Cliri-i nnd Ibr 
llol; Spirit, IiiimcrHiiia iiml ttlTiMiiiii. Trinr 
Iinniersion. Feet wiwhiiig, tlic Ixir.|«SiipiH>F, 
tlie Holy Kios. Xuncoiirurmily oi-[ilniiine*i uf 
ilrcAs. oml Secret Siieiolien. lly U, II. Mi|. 
ler. Trice, liy mail. $1 liO. 

Tme Vital Piety.— Hy M. M. foiiHtimn. Uoiin.i 
ill (100.1 clotli. 2ir> iitij;oj<, price T.'j ccm. 
Tlii» work ntlvociites.iiiul eaiiie.lly iiminhin. 
Ibe tloclriiie of noii-coTirortnily to ihc u-uiM 
in Ik cte.nr iin'l mi.tcift^iii.liii.' i.mi.„er 



LIST OF MONEY, RECEIVED 

— I'll It — 

Su^striptions, Soo^, Pamphlets, etc 

UiM. S. .*»j.l'T, m.tU; W/ili,,.,, II Il,,i.|il„„..,, 
III.KI; J. M M^'Ukr. 1.:'.%: J„1i>i W,Snul1..». .i'.- t' V 
nii».lll,.r.l.:v.; lH.wU\V,.Hl»nnl.,Ta; .i.l." \ l.i.. 



The Brethren at Worki 



A RELIGIOUS WEEKLY, 

EDITKO AMI n:ill,lHlli;i) IIV 
J. n. Moore, J. T. .Meyers, ,\l. M. Ijlidmsii: 

AKMISTKIi IIV 

R. II. Miller, J. W. Stoin. D/iiiiel ViiiMmnn, I' 
11. Meiitiui', ilikI MfiUio A. btiir. 

TiiK DnETUUKN AT WonK, is nn imwriipro' 
isiiiR ft.ivt.rfiie of I'nmilivc Cliriifliiiiiiiy iunll 
t iincieiit purity. 

Il lecdgiiijr* tbo New Tomnmciil tw Ilic on'; 
riillllilo ink- of riiilli imil ]iriicliuc. 
Il timintniniilliiit FnilJi, lUpeiititiiceniiJUil'- 

tism lire for tlie rciriiHsion of "iiw: 
Tliftt Triiio Iniiiieri>ion or iltpping ibe eamli' 

linle Ihroo times I'licu-forwdrd is (.'lirinliiiii W^f 

(inm; 
TliiU I'cot-Wiisliiiii-, nn Iniielil in -lo'i" b*!' '* 
iliviiie Cdiniiiniid loboobocrvcl In ilicclmrfli 
Tliiil Ibe LoriVi. Supper \n >\ ftiH rnml, un'"- 
counccliiiii Willi tbo ('uiniiiioiiiiii. -li "I'' "' 

tiikca in Ibu evening, or nfier llie vl''i- "i ''"' 

<l«y ; 
Tbnt llio Siilulntlon of tlio Ib'Iy '^' ' ''''1 

of Cliiii-iiy is binding upon (lie I.i1l'">" "' 

C'brixl ; 

Tliiil Wtiv (in<l Itoliilialion nro conlim)' '"''"' 
iril loi.l Mclf-.lonying prlncl|i!eB of llic i""?" 

ion of ,lc«u« Clirinl : 
■riml [I Non-l\.nf.trjnlly lo llie woil'l ii"'""^"' 
MoiiiH, ibiily w;illi, nnd coiivcrmilimi mccMi'"- 
ll l'Hrncliolliie.«-nn.lCln'liiiiriTi pi^-l.v- 
Iliilmia,lvocalc»lhe8oiij)riinil ih.l.V "I"/"' 

oUiiniKllie xielc with oil in llic n <-' "' ""^ 

borJ. 

Iii»li'>vliti«nvin,lini1,.r ..I' ..'t lfi:>l <'^'^'^'^ 



.1. 11. Mooiii!, Irfiniirk, I'lirn 



The Brethren At Work. 



■' Behold I hrhuj you glad TUUTa. of grmi Jo^, vklcfi >,hall Ic unto all l'»H>ph." -LvKP. % 10. 



Vol. I. 



Lanark, Tll.,November 11, 1876. 



No. S. 



TliJ Brcthrcu at Work. 

i:miti;i) and mii-isiiM) wi:kki,y. 
J,. 31. Itiorc, J. T. Moyoi-e, M. M- E:helman. 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS. 

i;. II.MilNi- I.H.h.fja. Ind. 

J W, SN>iii, .... ynrhnla, M„. 

I). \'niiiTimii Virdoi, fll. 

1). n. ML-iiUer, . . . W'i,jnfhoro. I'd. 

ASSOCIATE EDITRESS. 
M;,iri<- A. LL'i.r r.b,n,a, Jfl. 



TERMS, per annum, . . $1.35. 



J. K, UOOIIE. Lanari. Carroll Co, HI. 



THE OPEN DOOR. 



'■( „ 



I Tin- sins of my 



aUtn\ie» «f my lifo nro ninny, 
iiijf lieiivt nro iikivp, 
.\iA 1 cnn »mrcc xvo for vccpiiig, 
lltil I tome to llic fpcii ilooi*. 

1 mil \nvmM ot tliriiiD who loTO Ililil, 
I mil iVL-iikcsl uf llioac vvlio pmy; 
Kill I'lTi cuiiiiiig n» lie I11U 1>M>tcn, 



Mv 






II li 



vill I 



link mill fnltuv. 
Ii 1I1V gnle* of tiny. 



II I rui'ii not fruiii lii« ivliiii]ioi-. 

If I Icl not go liis lihiiil, 
I -litill x-i- liini ill lii> licaiilr. 

Tlio King in Iliv l.ir-.iff Inti-I, 

lilt luiiitukcs of my life mo iiiniiy. 
Ami my «oii! !• »f(-)< niili nin. 

Ami 1 uciirco eon see fur wcciniig. 
Itiil llio Loi-tl will lul inc in. 



F.-iTlicIlrrlUioii i>l \V>,tk. 

Tlio Bible And Inspiration. 

SUMllKR VI. 

IX lliis iiilicle wo nroptwo to sliow.llint 
ttliat tlip jn-oplicts' fiiid foiiceniiiif,' 
C'lii i-t wns tlic same aa llioiigh (iod lind 
.'iiiil it — (lull il WHS (if diviuc inspiration, 
(iJlKiiiiff with thill wliicli llio iipostlus 
mill only in HiisiniL- particular, i. e., rev- 
clalluii. Wlmt tlic prnpliets siiid tliori'- 
Inif wii* bii el ii|Kiii rfvcl lltil 'US and 
vMoiis, wliilc timt wliii'Ii th<;npuslk*ssaid 
iiiiit iaii-:lit »'ii>i bitscd upon I'vi deuces as 
till V tmiTul timm eseiiiplilied in tiio per- 
-Mo.or(hrist Iiim?elf. 

(lirist ill liis tcftfliinj* randc use of the 
" I:l\\ and tlic piopliets" — ftillilli'd its dc- 
iiKniiU and cluims on lum ; tboiofore the 
liiM and the prophets are of Divine ori- 
tilii. 

It" it can 1)0 dctennined whnt the 
siil|iiura! idea of a prophet is, we can 
till II nisily deUn'miiic whether that which 
till y hntli .s!ii(l and liuight was i>f divine 
iii'l'iiaticni. A prophel, or as theGicclt 
hii \l—})roplir(ci — in the scriptural sense 
')!' ihc terni, h a spokesman or one wlio 
tl"!il;s for another iu his name nudu by 
III- authority. I^ropliwee, however, also 
iii'|ilies a foreteller of future events— an 
'h\'-:i whieli we shall not now notice. 

1 11 Kxodus 4 : 14-1 C, it is said, " U not 
A:iioii tlic Liivite thy brother? I know 
lli:ii he can 8])eak well. * • * • 
'I'liiiii s^halt sjjeak unto hiui and juit 
y--if\^ ill his mouth, nml I will I>o wiih 
thy mouth, and witli hisniinilh, and will 

' h yon wlmt yc shall do. And he 
sh;ill 1,L- thy spokc.>*nuin unto the people; 
and liL- shall he, even Ik: ^hall ho, lo tlieo 
i'i-l^:id of a mouth, and ihou .vhaU be to 
him iiiwlead of God." This language 
dcliiiiuly dctei-minw whnt is meant or 

It U implied in tho Mcrljilural idea of 
till hiiu prophet. He ia God's spokes- 
I, iir in olher words the mouth-piece 



of God. Wliat ilic priipIifLs llurcf..«- 
eaid (.J.id »aid. "Thussaiih tne Lord," 
W!is the tjroiit and niipc.i-iimi mU-i.jn of 
the proj.hcta. Tlie vniioiw wei-iptuial 
rc-fcrciiic,^ that c<aild be broufjlit forward 
to MtMahi ihc vii ws already stt Ibrlli, ^o 
to provo that what the jnojihcts anid was 
bliM'.I upon vIsiou^;lIldlvul^lli..ll"-,whl^■ 
lliat uIiiHi tlicnpi..tKs.-uidai.d lau^dit 
was* bn;«-d Hiiiiii wlial ihoy saw and heard. 
It h further to be observed aleo that tho 
New Teslaineiil writci-s j^ive credence lo 
the fact* ihat the proplieU were the or- 
gans of God. { hrisi biniMelf Miid, tliat 
David hy the spirit called the Mt^^inh 
Ivoid. Mft't. 22: -J;j, A;,'ain in 2, IVt. 
1 : '2\), 21, it ia s-aid, "No prophecy of 
the wriiiUire U of any private intcrpret- 
alion. For the j.i'Ojilifcy enuie not in 
ohien tiin.j. by ili,. will „f iniin: l„it ho- 
ly men spake ni* they were iiitivcd hv the 
Holy Ghust." The tvnn " moved " liciv. 
as used in the fireck is phrnomenol and 
literally means bomc along. It is evi- 
dent then, i\B Ihe Savior liinisolf dcelar.-s 
that "nil tliinpsin the law, and in ih 
prophets, nud in tliT psaliui concerniiii,' 
him had to he fullilled," hceause hoi 
meu spake thete things ns tliey were 
moved or borne along hv the Holy 
Gho.t. 

J. T. MliVEHi!, 



PURE AND UNDEFILED RELIGION. 

ni- .\. -iinaTZ. 

((*ontinu<til froiii lasi iiiiTiitii'r.) 

SUPPOSE a mnu traveling to a cer- 
tain ]>hice in a strange cniintiy.niects 
a friend on the way and in(|uiix-.s for the 
road to where lie wants to go: his friend 
gives him a deswiptioii of tlie road say- 
ing; keep this road until you come to 
where it forks a certain distance fr 
here, tlierc take the right hand road 
which will lead you to the place you want 
to go. The man travels on and liiially 
niecis another man, of whom he al^o, in- 
quires for the place he is aiming for: 
this man, aliio directs him 'to take tlie 
right hand road. The man travels 
and finally mcetJi another. This time 
he ia told to take the left hand road, it 
being recommended a;; the beiit and 
shorlciit route. He still pursiica his jour- 
ney, meets another man and inquires of 
liiin al)jul the place he started for. 
This iiiau also tells him to take the left 
hand road; tho other, says lie, is a hard 
and au unpleasant road to travel. 

From what tlie ti'aveler has heard he 
conelndoj to take the left hand road. 
But after coutinuiiig isome distauoe on 
this road he discovers, mucli to his sor 
row, that ho is traveling on tlic vvruii' 
road, nud if lie continues, will lead liln 
iu a ditlereut direction from where hi 
wished to go, and he seei that he has 
been led astray and that he should have 
taken the right hand road. Now who 
of these instructors were the traveler's 
fiieuds? you will miy those who directed 
him to take tlic right hand road. Very 
good, nud just so ie the true miuii^ter of 
the gospel your biist f'rieud, because Ii 
will direct you on Ibe right road and ho 
will tell you it isu "narrow road," oven 
A "path," and that if you would t:avcl 
it, you must deny youi-self of sin and 
live n holy and upright life, so Unit youi 
roligion be pure and not defiled, lli 
will tell you also to " bridle your tongue.' 
Too frequently do we sufli-r this litth 
member to run wild iu talking about 
things that are of no use and somolimcs 
cause hard feelings and much trouble, nil 
of which might be avoided did we but 
watch our thoughts and bridle our 
tongues. The, tongue is a very useful 
member and with it -we can do n vast 
nmount of good. Uul too f^-oqiiently a 
vast amount of evil is brought about by 
it. Whynrctlieaethiiiiisso? The reason 



plain : M. muny he.iiiieii lo the devil 
.^ilcad of Cud. PiinlwiyK, "To whom 
yt-- yield yuureelve.^ s.'rJant.H t-i obi.y, his 
servant* yc are" When we disobey 
God's word wo cerve the dsvil. If w'y ' 
would labor and aliivcmorc for the wi-- ' 
dom of God, we wniihl^I-jaiC lliiii better [ 
and live more in union and al peace with 
each other and thus keep our leligion 
pure, James cay*, " 'Fluj wisdom that is 
from above i.s fir*t puni, then piiucable, 
ireiitleand ea-^y to be cutieat.d, full uf 
inen-y and good f'riilla wilhimt partiality 
and witbnni bypocnsy. Ami the fruit* 
ar^ i^i.wn in pcai-c." If wo have tlii^ 
wisdiiui liur r^-ligion will ht- "pme" and 
"uiidefikd :" hut ».. long a^ our daily 
convti-Nition and eondiut is like the peo- 
ple of th>,' world, we arc m\ " un-p'tt-d 
from the world," ispccwUysu h,ng -u^ ,u- 
lijilow so many of tli| fiishioiis of tl.c 
world, in decorating 'our bodies with 
fio many nmiece-ssaiy things merely fin- 
the sake of plcasingtho eye. John say^, 
"The-IiHt of the eye and the pride of 
life are not of tho Father but of the 
world, and the world pasjj'.b away with 
the lu-sts thereof." And Paul says, " We 
are not to be conformed to this -world." 
But they say they arc ijot proud. Well, 
if you were not piouti you would not 
have those tbings that God's word eoii- 
demnt, certainly not. What, I a?k, ii 
al! this unneccMary work lor bnihlin^ of 
fine and ftishionahlc liouies and litiin^' 
them out with costly and tiisliioaable fur- 
niture such as the world has? I* it hoc 
pride? Yes it is. Wherein are we un- 
spotted from the world when we act and 
do just as they do ? Ij», many of tb ;bc 
thing" weare eonf'raiing to the world; 
and lainen that there is so much of 
it found with our dear brethren and .-lis- 
tera. We are to be a " light to the 
world," and where, dear briUhren, i-s our 
light? and where is our separation from 
the world and the di^tioetion b.;twcen us, 
when wc run to the same excess with 
them? There is no distinction and we 
have not come out from among them 
though we hear the name. Why paint 
our liouic* with so many vari .■tied of fan- 
cy colow? And you my dear sistei's, 
what mean all those fiLshiounble cover- 
lets and fine quilts (hat are found in 
your houses? Thise things may look 
small iu the eyes of iconic, but 1 fear they 
will be large spots against us at the day 
of judgment. Malacbisays: "Behold 
tlie day eometli that sliall burn as an ov- 
en, and all the proud, yea and all that 
do wickedly shall be as stubble, and the 
day Cometh that shall burn them up," 
&c. Dear brethren aud sistei-s^ we have 
aglnrions time as yet in which to make 
our peace with God sure. L-t U'* often 
remember the promises wc made at our 
rceeption iuto the ohurcli. Lot us gijon 
from one degree of boliue-.'S ti» another 
until wo sliftU bo made " meet for the 
Master's use." 
Tipton, lomt. 



JUSTIFICATION. 



uf ]ionpi\)feivior<« who go wu in the even 
tenia- of their way, a* the canml min<l 
may lead, trnsiin;; that by some uvmu* 
they shall eventually be ju»llfie;l by 
CIin.*t. and a« C'hri..*t died for the wh.d.- 
world by him tlioy will Ik- saved, ew 
in tlirlr i»in>. 

" Ju-litied by faitii " is the elarii.i 

fling and humhied fnnn a thoufland pnl- 
|iit^. ami with the mtiHc a rollgiouif world 
bcTiimiy entranced. " Only believe and 
thou shall he >.ived " is thuwaleb wnnl. 
Subi-eribe to the clinivh creed and we 
will give room (iir vuu in ths; sanctuary, 
and liceiiflo to love the world and dally 
with the custom- of the Godiii«» of F:uih- 
i(ni, — such nro the invilalions from thow I 
who cliiim by faiih alone iii-e wc *avcd. 

" By works » nimi is juitifiLil," if um 
the professed (hith, it i.s practically tir 
tliioretieally tin- doclritu; iir imi iiiiiiiy. ! 
Ill theory the argnim.nt is set li»rib, and 
that too, often from the .-acred stand that 
1 if we (h» the /<>wi/ eoninmnds of Chriwl 
we may be justified. And in practice 
' many aiv scrupulously exact to atti-nd to 
the literal eominandit, while iu spirit there 
i.s complete deadiiese. Kow the princi- 
ples of the doctrine of Christ do not 
teach that wl' are justiticd by worlis alone, 
neither by faith alone, nor yet by the 
blood of Christ taken in a sense separate 
from other important eou/idi rations or 
conditions 

But the eei-ipturea dn Iraeh that 
Christ's righteousness is the gri>uH<lft for 
ju-stilication, that faith is the medium or 
mean* by which we may be jiislilied 
throngli him ami that works aix- the evi- 
jlencc upon which God grants justiliea- 
tlou even unto the rigiition^ncs^ uf 
Clirii-t. 
[ Without the Btonemeut wo could have 
nogr.nnds for justification, hut having 
the foundation laid, and building thereon 
, llirough liiith, we may be justiticd, hut if 
we wic not the means — have nut faitli in 
Chriit a^ llic scriptures say of liim — we 
can not be justified, althougli he died for 
the whole world. Aud saying wc believe 
aud do not the things Christ eommiinds, 
the eviilencc is lucking and we fall short 
of justificatiou. 

It will be seen, wc altauU 11 good de:il 
of sigidticanco to works ns an evidence, 
or wc might say the result of our faith 
ill Chris!. It is because " faith without 
worka is (lend " and that wliicb is dead 
must sufl'er corruption and "siinkcth in 
the nostrils of God." 

As it Is a uotc-worthy fact that usual- 
ly as a pei^jon believes so ho will act, 
ht^nce the importauce of having the " alt 
things" taught hy Christ, that faith, 
when imbibed, may produce works iu 
harmony with the K-ripturcs, and the n.*- 
ward will he justification and righteous- 
ness. Abrsiham obeyed God and it was 
i-eckoued unto him tor rigbteousness. 
Does God i-cckon us as subjects fur his 
rigbtctiusaefS simply beenuso ( hrist died 
for us ? We say no. Arc we fil subjects 
(or his gracious pnunisc of eternal life. 



iiig it ihc only way uf c-iaix! will lie of 
no avail, unici* Ihcy hty lii.ld an.l climb 
down to will 1. ' S.I >\iih 

tliofe who a; ,,ii;, i,||,p 

mean- f!>i- ]-- n,.;-.. .j,, 



inbin 



1..I 



Tlien- nrelwo«!ia->esof prwfos.pt ih:ii 
we fear will mis* "jiutifiealion." Th.^w 
that baw their hope iu ''liiiih ahiii. ■" 
doelrincs, ami iln';* whu di.)i^nd l-m 
niucli on worktt; or railtcr i!:*.;- \.iui 
seem to have tint little of ih- -piii: ..r 
sanctiticiHiou in tlio bean. That lii ih 
which works by hive, and pniiliia ih.- 
heart, will so imhueiJiesonI wlib cbiuiiv 
that llij cans? .if <'hiiH will b,- ,.;,,■;'. 
mount ti> imlividnnl inttnuijt. A jn]] 
Lui,r-Traii.m ..f .m.1|- |., (Jliri-t mwu., 
more than a cuhl f.irmal «.ifthi(i: ii 
menngtobe "iii,Biaii| in sca*iu and i.i:r 
of season," to go lo s-ime trouble to al 
tend worship, and a lively iiittiv^i in |1„. 
wcllfiu-c of the churcb, thecuuvcrann of 
sinners, and a holding up of the arms uf 
the poor minLster— aspirilof "gDyi-"— 
help bear one anoiher's burdens and «i 
fullill the law ..f Christ. 

Oh may tlio >:m tifying ii.flneice (.f 
the Holy Spirit fully iii.biie our bcarlj> 
with that love that caetotli out all r«ir 
and emboldeio. ihe Cfcsdcarcr u> go 
forth in the discharge of every duty. 
Oro-J^j. Cohrato. 



TWO EDUCATIONS. 

GIBBON Kvya: "Every peraoti ba." 
two tilmalioii:.; one which he re- 
ceives from otbei-3 and one more impor- 
tant w!irtli he gives himself." Hart] 
condiliuiis draw out a n an, ami you and 
I are better fir tLch an cdi catinu. A 
man uccds to be tackled aud spun just 
as much as raw cotton does. Aud the 
bteit gin for him is, first oxy-gcu (gin) 
for bodily health, a-id secomlly the gin 
of giiiiding tireumHaii.cs, lo make a 
mental man of him. 

He needs to he pulled through narrow 
plac^-s as much as the wire before he will 
be lit tor bridgi is; the great gorges aud 
chasms of life, whith sw.i low up the 
bloated and ei] online-'. 

If a man w»r.> oflb:ed te 1 timis as 
many gold eaj ^ ;rs he c^jull carry, he 
had bettu- scud iheni twenty miles from 
home and vow that he will ueveruseoue 
of them except that he walks back aud 
forth for cmcIi one, before he siK-uib it. 
A dollar is never worth a dollar to a 
man until he has given a dollar's worth 
of work for it by liiiml or braiu. 

OUR MOTHER. 



1),\UI,i in liouiana.^th. speaks of heiug 
"justified by faith," also of hoiiig 
justifii.'! by the blond of Christ, and 
Janice says " by works a nnu is justifi- 
ed," In llie^c pnsjuge-s, Ut somo minds 
there seenif to be a contra<licti>m, aud 
olbci^s, taking one or the other singly, 
have woven a doetrinc calculated t4) d.-- 
ocivo many. A proper iiiterpi'et;ilion. 
hy tho aid of diviiio wisdom, will -' 
they are in liarmouy one with tho "-. 
ami Ihiitthcro i.sa relative union betv, 
llicmof such a naturo that salvatiMi 
hinges upon tho aoceptaueu of the doe- 
trine they teach. 

"Justified by Christ" is tho Golden 
text uf the Univei-salist and thoii^inds 



^PHEBE isoue sale frieud for every mai- 
1 den. It is her mother. Whomshoulil 
you trust, in whom repoe*; wufidenee, if 
not iu hir? Nn nuc else lovi^ you so 
when wc do nothing moi-c than believe I unselfishly, and 110 one olsc has loved 
ist is the Sou of God and he died for 
WcHU«Hor again im. When wc 
aet'cpt of Christ as the ground* of our 
JHslifirntioii, believe in him with nn all- 
! nhouudiug faith as ihc medium we hav< 



you so hiug. It is a pity when girls are 
not confiilentiul with their mothers. — 
There are tiuus when every young wo- 
man needs an older woman to guide and 
help lur, ai.d her iiiutber is at lhos« 
Ihmugh which wc may go to God.and do '"n"^" ^^^' iiatm-al c in ellor and guanli- 
his will— ami shun not lo do the " all «"• *»' *1'p 'i«vc no mother, 1« her pour 
things," have we then the a-vsunincc and | In-r tronldts and unfold her t»rplexilire 
promise of justitieation? Wc sjw yes! »•> »^"»" "'Otbei-ly womnu, aunt, sister 
and tbnuk.^ be to God, it is ainen to every , fiieud. in whom she «in bcliev*.-. Many 
soul that tbusTonics lo Christ ! In thU '. » bc:»rtaeho woubl be wxtthed, ntrniy a 
way. he becomes a univcrvul Savior, vexation rolled away, aud many a mor- 
" Wlu.,-.)rvi-r will. let him colue;" all i lification sivcl. if girls would remember 
, ;-M are biddcu lo come: but 1 *^«*l *•"■>' t"™ »"' '•'« ww'oi" of &»!»>• 
. where God has proinise.1 lo \ ">ou. >'»v ibe digiiiiy of Bcbonih as yrt 
on llieir unwriiikletl brow?. Siuiatioitt 
which UtIiU' them would beplaintonioiv 
esperienivl eyes, and thej- wmib) bo 
guidwl over bard phuvs. 



lb the rol» of righteousm'ss 
;mi.I ;tl ..f justificaiion.nud he isuLidet 
no obligations lo save you. 

A ladder from tho window of a I uilib 
ing is tho means of escape fi'r the in. 
mnte«, but seeing tho ladder and bcliev- 



•• Bk»ctl are the pure lu hiait."— ^bw^ 



Ti 1 1-: 



HWKTITRK>J A^r AVQI^Iv- 



The Brethren at Work. 



■■TlioCrciiircnat Work," 



V'l : 



I'ntiA'Ia, ror$I M per (iiinum. TJiom Minltni! 
iii;lit iinia» nthl $IU W, "HI KCCiTC an eilrn 
..i|..v frcp of clinrpc. For nil ovit ihU m.mlKT 
tlip ftpcot irill U; nlloHC'l I'l ccnK f^r tncli n.l- 
illllonal iiamo, wliicli nmoiinl cm be Jc-liieUil 
fiMin llic money, before *eii<ling ii lo in. 

Money Onlcni. limft".»n.J Rc|iii"loreJ Uilc" 

IMynble lo J. II. Monro. 

Siil-ci-iplinn-, c'i.iini.i-iieiii-.ti., etc , shoubl 
:,-.,Mre...o.l: J. H. li333S, 

Lauirk, Carroll Cc., HI 



rUi. TIiey.huuiahoin«.lc tribuliiig 9Upli books nii.l i'lnupiilela 



.Iiorl. Contribnton. |t1.u is unt,»«tioniibIy true of i)«tu«. 

,re. acc..mpmiy ll.dr n.-i it i« e.|ually true rent^nimg re igiou. 
I .Inst f« long ns tbcrc is no Fccd— Ibo 
w.itl of (;o.l— in iimn'« I'enrt, just llm* 
bHii,' III- rcfu-**s lo bwmiio a Cbristinn. 
You fill bid licait full «f Mornioiii^n,. 
tiinw «itboul miiiiber, it will nover 
make l.im ft Cliriiliun ; Ijnl '"«>■ '""^'" '^ 
Mormon of bim. Or if bis bcflrt i« fiil- 
cil with FflgftuiBiH tliftt will niiikc a Pu- 
gnii of biiii. Tlicse fivcU. wliiHi no one 
am or will call iiiM qncstion, nffordi lui 
cxccilciit biL-is mi wliiib M prciiinitc ii 
li-w i-casoiis for llie oxisU-iico of eiifli 



i^lioiild.uiliiuul 

nrtii-Ics witb (bcir tiamc9. 



It will be boruc in miii'I, tbnt TllE 
BitCTliRKN- AT WoiJK IS au invidunl pro- 
jerl, «Itile He (ioi-jifl Tr<icl AMOciation 
U iiinlcr fbc c<>:ilrol of n Hoard of Mnn- 
:iBi'rs, choBon by tliose wlio riouate niou- 
(br tbo purpose ..f priiitiii}' and dis- 



U.'SKS.Z. ILL, 



VOVSKBEB 11, 1875. 



OXK young bmtliLT wo* rt-cuived rnt^t 
1,1' Waddimi* Orovo cliili'-cb by bapli>ni 
i.L Sunday. 



A rAitt> from Bro. It. II, Miilii.d,iUd 
Nov. 1*1, iii'onns ns tliat hv lia. biiii 
Kick nbont Iw^ wcil:?, bin w,i. ib.n got- 
eing k'lUT, and bopfti lo ti-nd us some 
uiallcr fur Ute paper aooii. 

[u (levole bis « liolc life to llils I'unl 

The Bn.-Um-ii, wo undersloiid, liavo ' jiijQ service of God. Next wctk we will 
llitir iicivly pnrilia*cil nioeling-liousu in I j.ublisli quite an Jii tort-sting iellei' from 



(I Board, llintugli \U licading Vom- 
mitico may wlect. We make lbin ex- 
jilaniition ft-oni liic fiict llmt somi; Inivc 
utidcrwlood lliat tht- two projects were 
..ne and ibe same. 

A i,i-Tri:i! from DjUi'I Ilarader, dnlwl 
;.t Cnrlbagp. Mo., Nov. -Jlli, ^Utes tliat 
IJr... Ix'miu-l Ililliry, of Sbannon, 111., 
«;ui llicn lying *itk in Ibe liouic of IJro. 
.[.tliii Wampler nwir tlmt place. We 
.Mriii-i-lly [irny lIuU l!ic Lord may raise 
bim np, and pr.pare bim for future use- 
tidni---», Hs lliciv i.-* iimcli work of spread- |^. 
iny llio fewj-ol yvl lo be dont-, and fi>r ' 
llii> ibpartmcnf of labor our Uro. Ilil- 
kry Becms to be \wll adajdoil, and de- 



[iiultiidieily of denomination*: 



and it i 



cil nioeling-)i< 
Mt. ('nrri>ll. about or nearly ready fur 
serview. and conti-injdiiU- Imlding mct-l- 
ingio it, tbo tbirdSuo<liiy oT lliu luoiilli. 



OfR iiiH- liriiiU'tl utvi-loptM aie going 



oil' ipiiU' rapii 



TlnTC is i-ucb ft ( 



I JtKirnntKX Muriin Meyers and Dainel 
I Milkr, wlio bave been sptiiding about 
weeks ]n-tiuliiiig in MarMlinll nntl 
I'lilnani coiinlica, Iinve nlunied and iv- 
,„.,l for Hum U,.. «c l,«vo U, inuncIiaU^ l»" 1'"" »" i"'"»""S ""'.'.'•f '"I'" "' 
Jy prlNl nnoll,™ l,.t, lUi.l will ll.o., I.f , U'--"' I'";', "f '\ »""=■ Tl.'-.r ."nlmga 
prejiarwl to fill nukn ju«l a.-" fiuit iistluy 

corac in. Trie- 15 eeuL- i-cr packa-e. i, ., , „ , ., 

Ill Maiidmll county one brotlier 

" ,. ,, te ,\ „r T 'cived into the dinrcb by ImptL'm. lie 

BROTIlEllTobui!) Meverii [falber ol J. . i . r i ■ i„. 

™ ., -, ,.•■■,' f J' . n 18 a mini of g<K>d standing and eousidei- 

T. Meyers] and lannly of homer-n't Co., ,,,.,, ... •.,. i „,;„ . 

■',■', , , „. , 1 able inflnencu in bia ronnnunity, having 

ra.arnviM jit Lanark, on HvibKBduv' „ i i i ■ .» 

! , ', „., ,1 ,; I been for manv years ft class lender ni the 

moruinir Ine 8lh. 1 ley were all well. ■ .n. i * 

^^ J Melliodif't ebirrcb. Tlicre arc now about 

III! ), we irii-fl, nniy be plowed ivilli tliis ' 

roiintry. Tliey intend making this part 
«l' ibe xlato tlieir borne in llie fulure. 



■ire well attended, and tbe ))reHihingof 
I liie Word listened to willi mneli intcrei't. 
' was re- 



Biio. J. Stutlebaker, (litlici-in-law to 
J!ro. Qninler, and one of tlie proprietors 
,.d' llie Home WooUn I-Vetorv, Ti-:y, I „, , . , , . , 

Ohio, ba. been celling good« ia lhi» pai't ^^ "^ ''""•'' ^ '^'*" ^i^^-nlmi lo tbci'c^ 
of tbc. tale during lb. greaUr part of , -J'"^^* "*"""= '•>'<'f''rcn ni Newton Co. 
,..„..H,^ ir,. :« m..liiii» ' Mo., a* publisbed on tbc luurtb page of 
lait i«iue. Tbero are about 70 or 7.5 
I members in llint congregation, and Ibe 
most, if not nearly nil, aiv in tiniik'd 
Ip mttliiiig inlervcnrs. more tbnn w j eircum«lftnccs and stand very niiieli in 
now known, Ibe Itrelliren 'anew n.ecting-liceil of ft meeting-] lOUse. In fact, we 
Iiauiu in Lanark, will be opened for scr- J know of no mccling-lion!<e belonging to 
vip<M llie fiMiilb Sutidfty of tlie prtsent t'le Bi-etbien, in all Rtmtli-wesUTn Mo" 
nionlb. Mvelins loeonimeiuent 10 A. j 'I'lit'sc brethren nnd eisters have been 
II. A^ lb" bnildJn;; stands on Zion working faithfully, ami Klrnggling hard 



the la.*l two month?. He ia making 
]-:inark the Weslcni dei^silory of his 
g:,od.. 



Illil, Ibere \i some talk of lalling it the 
Mr. '/aos Mi;i:rix»i lIorsiL 

Oui! c'nn'i.»p()ndeMt3 will please hnvca 
littK' patiencv' with us, as we are so 
trowiii^d with buciacxs at ]ir(^-enl that 
nmny letlcix remain nuuiiswered for the 
want of time lo rii-'pond to iheni. We 
a*k tlic sani- of iboje who Imve.^ent in 
(ptcrieti lo ]ii aiieweivd tbrougb TllE 
BicirriittKN AT WoitK. All will be at- 
tendwl to in couriic of time. 



believed lliat from this truly logienl ba- 
sis, ive can show up the eiuise of nhoul 
all the dilfei-ence* CNisting betwevu the 
various religious bodies of the parent 
period. Nor are weeompelled to confine 
oum-lvos to the prwont uge, but Ibe siinie 
procesa of reasoning will sncces-fully 
carry us through every age of the world ; 
and not only show the cause of six bun- 
drcil religious bodies, but more than like- | 
discover to our ■■eadcrs the cause of 
the eonfliciing theories, diaeords and 
sjiecuUilions of modern liTiies. i 

Befui-e entering the siibjeet more fully, 
allow us to Uike a glance at the novel 
vine that is growing in imaginations of | 
many. They will have Christ as the true | 
vine and then come the branches :— one 
branch is the Methodist church, another | 
the Baptist, another the Lutheran, au- 
oiber the Dunkard, the E])iscopalian, 
t!ic Canipbellile, the Newlightaud soon, ' 
till the vine is iveifihcd down with sevei'- 
al bundri'd branches, saying nothing , 
about the fruit, and not any two of the 
entire collection just like the vine. lu j 
the eyes of many this appears very plans- , 
I ible. and throws the mantle of unmerited 
cbaiity over tlie most unreasonable con- 1 
elusions entertained by the masses. It 
is about .03 rciisouahlo as to supposciibat , 
the kingdom of benveu is like unto « 
mu.jtard seed, which a man planted in i 
his field, and it grew till it became u 
great tree, and on one branch were up- ; 
pies, on another grapes, on a third peach- 
es, on another walnuts, another plums, : 
and so on till the whole thing was tilled [ 
%vilh all the friiil known in the country, j 
One, we remark, is about as logical sis the , 
oilier. Christ tlic vine can no more pro- 
duce (JI these di/ferent and conflicting ' 
religions, thnu ibo one single nnistard j 
seed can bring forth all the varielits of 
fruit known in nature. 

As before slated, if mustard seed is 
planted we nssni-edly know that notbinjr 
but mustard will lie thcrefrum rnisctl ; 
and just so it is witli all other variclies , 
of fruit and vegetation f;:encrally. This 
lo<;lc will hold equally good regarding 
idi^ious doelrincft If Alormonism is 
Lulled for help to enable ihem to Iniild ' ,>i,,uu-(I in the hearts of the people, Mor- 
ft bouse of worship, we hope ihat the j ,„„„3 ^iil be the inevitable result. If 
hrctbien. «istei-s and friends generally, , M— sjii is preaclicd then M— s is the cou- 
will reijpi.n<l lib^^rally to their cull, and t sequence. If wc prencli C— sm wo as- 
esjiecially do wo urge this upon the at- 1 suiedly know that it will produce C— s. 
Unlion of those congregations, who will \ Xo man can produce M—s by preaching 
be visited by Bro. .Stein during bis trav- C— sm. It ref|uires a certain kind of 
els the pi-esent winter, as wo learn that ! ,i..etrine to produce a certain kind of 



(onflicling tbeo- 
Isit 



14 members in that part of the country, 
with good pro!^])ecU of more soon. — 
Knoeh Ehy and Paul Welwl are to 
spend a few weeks with iheni tbo latter 
jiart of this month. 



to build iiji the CiUisc of Christ in that 
part of the eouutry; nrid as lliey ha 



Quit reatleri will bear in mind that 
l!ie book niid pamphlet business, former- 
ly carried on sejiarately by Bro. I'lgliel- 
ni.in and mysLrlf, is now consolidaU-d, and , 
lieiicc any works, formerly advertioetl by ' 
either of \\f, can be had by writing to 
this office. We are jirepaivd to furnisb 
any Imuk in the market, but niuku the 
ihvthrcn's pubticilions a specialily. 

" " i 

Danish 1'AMi'in.i.nTi.— We have re- 



lic i* out on a Jive nionlbs trip — is now 
in Iowa ; will bo here in a few weeks, 
and then, a? we understand, will con- 
tinue bis travels Eastward. 



THE VINE AND BRANCHES. 

Coiiti mud from last paper, 
'•1 iiiii ihe vine, untl yc nrc iLc brnuohca." — 



faith and practice, and if that doctrine 
is not laugbl then those kind of peo- 
ple will not exist. It takes the doctrine 
firat and tlieii the people afterwards. 
More than this, peojde in faith and prac- 
tice arc just like t!ie doctrine they be- 
lieve. If the faith alone doctrine is 
believed, then wc will have just that 
kind of people; and if faith and works 
are believed you will see both faith and 
it was shown that the | works in the praetice of the people, 
■anches of a vine must, as a rule, be I Tliese are clear, self evident Jacts tliat 

ju«L like the vine itself, and will produce cannot be successfully called into ques- 

ibc same kind of fruit ; which demon- tion. 

stnite^thcfact tliutft Ih-emaybekuown I The nest question proper is: Could 

L'.'IVUll a nilllMK'r of tracts and I)ami)tlletS l... ;ia frnitw It una ntun ^r■,»,\n ,.1...... ' .1 1 ■ ■ 1 1 . ■ P ^x ■ 

' ' n> lis iiuiti,. It wa-t niMO made elcai , ibe plaui sini]de doctrine of Christ pro- 
ws a certain kind of doetrine ' duce all tb«sc varieties of peopk>, who 
b) produce a certain kind of people; I are such in faith and practice? One 
anil that whatever kind of seed is plan^ ' more <ju(»tion along side of tbb: Were 
cd that is Mire t» be what ia raised. all these different kinds of people living 
It now stands lis in linnd to investigate ' ' * " ■ ■ - 



n,; 



printcil ill the Dani^li luuguagc. Among \\^^i it, t,|I(, 
■' -;i \i the Oil''. J-'iiith aud Trine Iin- 
N/i Trure4 to the ApoMUs. They 
■ .jLeiided for free disirdnitiou among 
Tie l}.iuisli pivjdf ill this country. — 
TlioAj who order ibeni will pay the 
]HMt:ige, uhicli will he about one etiit lo 
Uic jmmphk-l. 



the why and wherefore of the diHe 
denominations of Christendom. True, 



iu the lime of the apastles? That the 
gosjicl existed then is clcjir to every Bi- 
ble reader; and that it produced a cer- 



Guon, iHiliiti.'d, and wcll-wriiuii .irtie- 
I.-* "■«■ the paper, ihankiiilly received. I able, and by 



tute the different branches of the one 

vine. Tliis we have shown to bcunreas- 

iiieaus in bannoiiy with 

And <h) nut forget to send its cbureli i olber parables rclaliuj: to similar *ub- 

anJ (wji:;cially aceountji of adinis- ! jeclK: in the case of the sower, who went 

iiiUi ihu- cburrh by haplicm. — ' forth to bow, and aln) the niusUrd sx^l 

i.li we buvo a good d.-nl of niiitter that was phmtcd, aud grew lil! it became 

<,i. I1.1U1I that will ap)R-!ir iii due time, - a lie;;. Thasc »how t>a'. whataoever a 

ytl nv like U> k-xp e-,n.-i.lcniUy a!i:'a<l, | muii soi\c!h that sball be nlso renp. 



it \i generally siippw^ed that they conati- I tain kind of jieoplc is known (0 all, but 
lid it llicn, away buck iu the fiftt centu- 



ry, produce such a variety of people as 
wo now have in exiilencc among us? or 
bave llie various religious liodies Iwcn 
I»rodiieed by Homething else ntide from 
the gospel? As an illustration in plain 
xuirds: Did the (.aiiie gospel alike pro- 
duce epriukliiig, pouring, imnieniiun, 
nine imnier^ion Ac.? Did the aauie 



„ospelte«cboiieclassofpeopktogolo 

Sand another not ^ 1^"^^ . . 
,ongreg».iont..oattheIx,rdsSu,,>er 

,1.. evening and another at noon.' Dd 
it teach one party to dre*s plain a <l tin 
0therloweftrB0ld.siIver and costly a - 
ray? Did iheonosimple gospel pi-odu. 
,l4e various and eonflicting practices? 
Befo.., giving the cause of llie^e various 

.ioctriiusmoi* fully. «""" us to bring 
;, n, another side of Ihe question. "iK'i 
I tbeaposlks went everywhere preaching 
ihogospel. do our readers suppose that 
I they pivacbetl llie same 
' ries that we now have among us 1 
I supposed that one preached this .small 
'other that and so on until a number ot 
congregations were built up, alld.flering 
more or less in fiiilli nnd practice? Or 
! U it not far more rtasoiuihlc to suppose 
! that thov all preached the sinqde Irntbs 
of Christianity and thus built up cougre- 
' .atious all over the country, that were 
perfectly united in faith and prnetice? 
They preaching the gosjiel and nothing 
else hut the gwpel would heget people 
just like the gospel, from the fact that 
whatever kind of doctrine men believe 
they will ill fftith and practice he just 
like that doctrine. 

If the apostles preached the 13lb. 
chapter of John, and men believed it 
just as they preached it. then they would 
conform to the demands of that part of 
the gospel, aud in faith and practice he 
just like that chapter. If the people be- 
lieved the preaching of Paul when ho 
said; "Salute one another willi a holy 
kiss," then thiir actions would be just 
like Paul's pi-eacbiug. Aud so it wftfl 
with every olber part of the gospel. As 
the apostles preached the whole gospel, 
leaving none of it out, it is self evident 
that Christians in those days were in 
faith and practice just like the gospel, so 
that if we wish to know of their i)eculi- 
arilie?, or anything about their religious 
faith and practice, we have ouly to care- 
fully read the gospel as it was preached 
by Christ and the apostles. 

Christ pi-cache<l a gospel that was just 
like himself: and that gospel when be- 
lieveil, produced a chu* of peojde who 
were also like the Savior. For be was 
tlie vine and they the hnmehos; and as 
the hraiicbcs are just like the vine, and 
parukea of the same nature, it also fol- 
lows, that the apostles who were the 
bnuicbcs of the true vine, were also like 
ibe vine, i. e. like Clirist- Whatever 
Christ taught they also taught and prac- 
ticed, so much so that they were one in 
him and he in them as be was in the 
Faiber and the Father in biin. This 
much wc think must be clear to every 
reader, and certainly the little boys and 
girls can easily comprehend it. 

We now conclude that our minds are 
fully prepared to look into the whys and 
wherefores of the various denominations 
that are said to con^litute the branches 
of the true vine. We now inquire: 
What fust produced Mohammedans? 
All answer, the doctrine of Mobamined. 
Then if it had not been for the doctrine 
of Mohatumcd we would have no Mo- 
hninmcdaus. Supposing the gos]iel bad 
been preached instead of Mohammedan- 
ism, what would have been the result? 
Christians would Imvc been the unavoid- 
able results. Just so with the Mormons, 
It was ibc doetrine of Joe. Smith, or 
Mormonisni tliat made that class of peo- 
ple. If Joe. Smith had i)rcaihedCbris- 
tiauity instead of Mormonisni the effects 
would have been vastly different. Sup- 
posing Mohammedanism and Mormon- 
isni should cease to be preached, nnd the 
people he taught the go-sjiel instead, 
would not the result be Christians instead 
of ^[ohamnledalis and Mormons? Cer- 
tJiinly it would. Then the way to get 
rid of these thingi:, and it is the only way 
there is, would be to preach the gospel 
ill all its nncient simplicity. This niiii-b 
furnishes our readers with ft prelty clear 
insight into tbo wliy and wbereil.re of 
the different denominations. It is Ihe 
doctrine that is preached and believed 
that produces the people. What makes 
a UniversalistV We answer the doetnno 
of Univerealism. Supposing we preach 
the gospel in full instead of Univei-sal- 
ism, would there be any UniversnliMls'' 
Not one, all then would be Christians- 
nnd why ? Simply iH-cauHc Christianity 
makes Christians, and if Ilnivei-salisU 
arewnnte.1 then that doctrine mu4 h- 



preached. Just so is is wiib nH 1]^. 
of the age. They linvo originntd ^, ' 
! parties who are in reality the bend 
ccnK'r of the ism; and that ism b,!j ' 
preacdied and publishetl is wl.atprodn"'^ 
pcoiile of that class or order. ^^ 

I Why is it that there are people mIi 
. do not believe in baptism ? \\^. „|,s„^,|" 
. because the doclrine they believe d 
' not contiiiu Implism. If these peou]* 
would believe the gospel iu full !!,(,„ ji^y 
' wouKi believe in haptiaiii, frm,, ti,p cj^ 
that the gospel contains baiitism. \vii 
do people believe the /-iMn/oiicdoetrii,,"« 
Sinqily because the doetrine ihey belie.. 
is the failh alone theory. If Hics^ j^^^*^ 
■ pie would embrace ibe gospel in ii, i,||[ 
' nc^s, then their Hiith aloiie theory woulil 
vanish, from the fact that the ^fuA 
teaches lliat faith alom- is dead, and n 
doncl tiling' hi.a 110 virtue in H wbalover. 
From whence came ihe doctrine? \, 
was introduced by men who tauchl;^ 
''Thai wc are JuMifal ^ Juith ithw {^ ^ 
very xcholcmine tlorlrhf and vrij fn/i „f 
comjort." This doclrine is what pindiue, 
failh nlonc people, and cnniiot hcpruvcn 
to he a hiaiirh of tlie vine uiile-s it ,,.., 
be shown that the bninch of the vine i* 
different I'rom the vine itself. Christ eiiii. 
not be rccogni/ed as the originator of di,, 
isms of ihe age any more than one ,,1 
these isms could produce llic entire ni,. 
pel as taught by bim. But foinc oue 
coucludcB that as wc arc cugi-afted into 
Christ, and as the grail in tbtil easciuv. 
er produces fruit just like the vine.thcrt 
is no reason to suppose that all tlio 
branches of the true vine (Christ) shonia 
be just like the vine. "Well, as uur 
space ends here, we will fully exjdiuu 
next week. 



NARROW ESCAPE. 

[The folluwing, wbicli jtiel cniiie to himi). 
ikiij nut being received in liiiio lo iqiiiciir in iln. 
Iiist page, irlicrc such thiiig«»rcusiinlly pWol, 
is inscried here, with ninny thaiikii lo our I'rc- 
server lliat our etileciueJ brolbcrunilhitidaiigli- 
ter escnpeJ uninjureil. — En.] 

Lexa, Ii.i.-j.. Nov. 3rd, 187(5. 

TH. MOOUK. Dkaii Bko.:— IIuv- 
a ing come in close proximity wiili 
dcftth, and thereby disappointed in my 
expectations, I will upend part of the 
evening in penning whnt transjiircd 
about an hour ago. Myself and daiii:li- 
tcr Hclly, started to Chelsea, to hcl|' 
Bro. Solomon JIatlcs fill an appoint- 
ment made for you, and just after mc 
got outside of ibe borough I heard 11 
wagon coming alter us rntbcr (iist, ami 
observed that the team was running 
away, ns I supposed, and only having a 
few seconds to consider, I did not kiimv 
what would be best. Only on one sido 
of the read I coukl turn out, and tlmt 
might he ns risky as standing Btill, nml 
about the time those tliougbU were 
matured the team was at hand, turning 
to one side a little, the horse.'; barely po- 
sing us, but tlie wheel, striking the liind 
wheel of onr bu^'gy, crushed it sideways 
lo the ground, not leaving a singlespukc 
in the one wheel, and only three in the 
other, broke the hind spring, nnd jiiieln'l 
me backwards on my liead and -hnulilei-?, 
with our wrappings aud my duuL'lLlw cm 
top; the mud was so deep tlmt my lint 
stuck fast. Indeed it waa a blessing thai 
we bad mud instead of rocks ibr the «"- 
casion. The driver of the team was » 
young man under the influence of liipn"' 
Wo feel very thankful to God i" 
whose bauds our lives are, that none et 
us were hurt 011 any account. 

Knocii Kbv. 



THE PRECIOUS BLOOD. 

« 

" Poiasiinieli ns yo know Ihnt yo wovi; ""' 
reducmetl wiih curniptibk tlilii)^. ns »ilvci"'i'' 
g(.|i], • • • i,ut with tlie precious Woo'l "' 
fhiiiit. an n luinb witlioul btemitli niiil wi'li""' 
Bpot— 1 I'ct. 1 : 18. to. 

1)Ii:TEU writo*: That "v<^ ^■'""''" 
»*onietbiiig. 

1. Thftt gonielhiiig that wc know, i' 
that we " were not redeemed luiVA lorn'i''- 
Ible Ihivfft^, hut 

3. With the i'rkcious ni.ooj> oy 

ClIRIKT," itnd 

4. Thill i)ieeioufi blood tftinc froin <'i"' 
wlio wiu^ " itiiVAoi(( hletni'li iiiif' «■''''■'"' 
i/)or,"— One wild WII8 and is, not ni'»"> 
perfect, but perfection. 

We will 'emciiiber ihnt the hh"^'' "' 
Ibat perfect Being was procioun hcc""'"' 
(A) it wa.s free from sin, ami (n) ''^^'■■■"*" 



TTiK iiincrui{i':N j\'v avouk 



nhiiiblc lliitu nil I 



, ft-iis more vimmun; Liiiiu .1.1 .imiikiHd. 
All ilie Bilvei- luul gold on ciirlh ,— yen, 

11 ilio cnrll" iiii'l its wcaltli, could not 
"nlcem llio li""""* f"'"'')'. l"'^ t'"« "pre- 
lioufl l'l""^l" *^"''^- ^"''' '"^ ''^■^'■^ 
■null nml «"'"»" 1"'''' "'''* " '''""'' "*' ^'"^ 
I null)," lis tJ"*^ '""^ 1'"^ '' '"'*' '■'* ""'^ 
lu'i' 1 wW*^'"' 
.. lU. tliiit ciitetli niy tlosh, tiiid diiiik- 
' ■' ' ■ nud I in 



mid itiiikc til 

mid Jysiis wil 

imy hmger? K'or/;, wouk,' WOUK 

Uie lionse of tlie Lord, riml rv(^vc tlit 

lovQ wf your ])!c*)ed Jesus. //o,y „,„„,, 



"l' l-'''^\v!^" ^""' '""'■ "'^"y**"*'"'^ l'"'tii>t">«!>OHld (loloyou, ChrislV Imiiiaiiilv. When we V>:iiniwj 

do l.ia. Why st>ind idlo ' do y« even so to them." in llic unnio of th'j Pntlicr, we bury, but 

C. goM to mill with t\ poor iiimliiy or| we do not bury with the Fiithor, for the 

wh'tit tspoi'tio}; j;oi>d ilotir luid nuich of I Fatlicr wiis iievt'i- burii'd. When wp 



vlH/ 



,,l[. my 11""''' •Iwe'l''^'' '" '"'■■■ 

i,iii»,"\''"''"^- ^^^' ^"''■■'^ y"" ^"* 

-1 iitfltt-l'- "''"^'' '^ caWcil the Word, yon 
lil'vo no I'fi' '■» I/O"' U'''^-*" y" ''""'' 
, ^j ,,ix;ci<niB blood, yon hiivcuotcleriml 
lilV h6((^'»'.7 >"■ y*"'- 'J^l'<'''e "'■^ t*^" ">""y 
iile tliiil ^^'"'^ Jt.'9»« to cut hia own 

llSi ""<! ''""'' ''*'* """" *''""''' ''^^ '^ '^^ 
«ui.l thnt they siro fugngcd in works, iiud 

Uonoc<Iof bonstiiig; Jcsils hns nil the 

^* he com mil lids. Uo not ask nnollier to 
elt iHK* 'l'"'"^ *""'■ y°"' ^^■'"^^^"■''' '^^ ^^ 
I'oiie. piii'st, 01- pulpit-pimte. 

" Thtse "''■* '^'^'y ^^'•i'-''' c»'"0 out of 
ffvcnt li''»"l»l'""' iiml li'ive wnshed their 
robw. n"»l """'''' '''*•■'" "■'"'^' '" ^'i^'*'"o^ 
of the Lnnib"(Ktv. 7: 14). In this 
crnii'l iinnommic view, .John siiw persons, 
,vho were "nnnycd in white 
lobcs." Those I'oba* hnd been 
wiu*hed mid niatlc white in ihc hlwd of 
the Liiinb. Mark well, "they" (the le- 
ilecnK'd), did the wu'-hing. " Tliey " inudo 
[hem white, — Jt*us furnished tlie blood. 
Tlicir robo were not iniule white by do- 
ing notliing, nor by sitting dowu and 
nr.iyiiig J"^'"* ^^ 1''^''' '''*^ ^'•'"'' "'"' **" 
the wushiii^'- 

At present, there are so lunny that will 
„ot ^lil■ ft liiigei' towanla washing their 
loln'S ftii'l making llioni white in the 
blood of the Lamb, but all the limo ask 
the Laml) to do the wnsliing also.— 
lU-ailur, if you have uot done your part 
lywnid watliing your robe, don't be afrnid 
to iiu'. yoir hands into that precious 
lilood and be cleansed from all sin. 

If there wns niuro willingiicsis on tlic 
iiart of prufife*iiig Clirisliiins to do more 

iishiii,-' in llie bhnid of the Lamb, ac- 

i-diug to the rules given by that Liimb, 
there would Jje Jcwcr doctriuca mid coiii- 
lanudnieuts of men. Tlierc is too much 
talk about being washed in the blood of 
the Lamb, and uot enough jtractical 
washhitj. Just how to wash our "robes" 
" Ihc ]>recioui> blood" by n=ing earthly, 
insteiid of ln-iivenly, ve.'<sels, is coiKiiler- 
nble iif a mystery. Jesus not only fnr- 
nishes the bluod, but nlso tells us in what 
kind of vessels it may be found roudy 
for uur use. 

You wish to know in what kind of 
vessels that " precious blood " may be 
imiud. lu just these kinds: Fade, com- 

uuiU iind promiic/i. Every fnct found 
the gospel of Jtsus Christ, every 

immand, every promise is filled full of 
lliat " preciou-H blood." Ko difleronee 
how mnny believe tlie facts, obey the 
commands niul hope for tho promises, 
there is just enough "precious blood" 
ill tlieiu to cleanse from all sin. 

When King Jesus onimands you to 
tlirow yonrself into the vessel of rcpcu- 
tauee, to free yourself from your iilth, 
you will find just snfKcient "precious 
blood " there to accomplish m yon what 
Ood desires. If you obey Jesus when 
he tells you to go dowu into the vessel of 
huptiam, you can rest assured that there 
you will find an abundance of " the i>ro- 
cious blood," to make you a " new erea- 

ire in Christ Jesus." 
Having received yon into his family, 
the Lord Christ will still find plenty of 
tk fur you to do, that you may not be- 
come iiu idler in his house. Armed 
with his spirit, he will lend you to "love 
yiiur enemies;" to feed the hungry and 
I'lothe the naked ; to do good to all mca ; 
(o wash your brother's feet; to salute 
your brethren witli a kisj of charity; to 
"thcw forth tlio Lord's death till ho 
'"iiic ; " to ahslain from every nppear- 
"iiee of evil ; to partake of the Lord'.s 
''^■'I'lier ; to init conform to this world, in 
rji'.l, ill cviry vcsel you will find an 
!.lHiiidiii:c..- of that '■ pi-c-cloUrt blood' 
\''>i'e)i Jeans shed for you. Will yoU; 
"-> ymi, t;o to lite ve?.-ip-lM not prepared 
"■"I tillul by Ji-Mis ChrislV What ns- 
Mii;i;i'- ^- have you that o(/ic/' vessels con- 
':.iii a particle of " the precious blood V" 

iluii euuie to those wliieh our Savior 
'" witl nut himself, and filled full to the 
brim fur all. ("(imi', wasli yuur robcj- 



COMMON SINS THAT CHRISTIANS 
SHOULD AVOID. 



pOMMON, of fretjuci 
\J not rare. Sins, tn; 



■eijncnt oecurreneo 
I'unsgrc^ions of 
law. "For sin is the traiHgrcwou of 
the law" (1 Johalll: 4). 

First on the list cornea unguarded or 



it. Rvit, after iii-ing some of it, wilhont 
makins,' allowaneo for possiblir misliap in 
hiikinf,', lit tell.-. Mune of his ncij.'hbors 
how ba<l tlic Hour is, and ajt tlie (pinnti- 
ty received did not look very large to 
liiin, he vi'iitiiivs to exprfr^ hiMunctiarit- 
able opinion to his uci^hlh,rs, "that he 
<lid not get all ihat belonged to him." — 
Tliiukiii!;, of couviC, the miller would 
never iind it out, neighbor D. becomes 
tt little vexed and speaks a little abusive- 
ly, and Ibis, too, mutt be told at various 
phiei's where it i-an do no po*iiblo good. 
How imuh letter it would he if all 



BAPTISM 
IntoEac'j Nr,me of theThaity, 



unwise speech. " Let your speech bn- nl- 1 Chrlsainns couhl always have their 
ways with graPo, seasoned with salt" "''P'-''^^'i Bcnsoucd with salt." Uso no 
(Col. TV: G). " Every" iille ■ wonl rfia"r"""c words and " Spi-aU evil of lio inan.^' 

men shall 9pe:ik, lh>-y »]iall give account i — — . 

of in thcdayof Judgmeiit"(Mntt.XU: 
3fi). ■■ Put litem in mind to siieak evil 
of uo man " (Titus III : J , The above 
pa.ssnges of iierfcot law will furnish u 
high stamlaid for speech ; and to keep 
inside of their Hmiu at all times requires 
heavenly windon, mneli wilddinj uml 
earnest ])rayer, on the part of tlie Chris- 
tian. 

Fii-st, "Let your speech be always 
with grace, seasoned with ajvlt." Alwiiyg. 
not only when all around is calm, when 

thing unpleasant has crossed our path. 



IT Li sufliiicnt then, if a syinbid and 
the thing symbolized agree in the par- 
ticular rcil-rred to, without harmon!/.lng 
in other iuitanci^. Tliojeiwho reject a 
figure because analogy eaiinot be traced 
between every feature of it niid the thing 
r when strangers are about, but alw^y». \ '^""'-'^•""'g tho objeei rspr.s.-nt.;d, are 
' obligwl to reject every figure found in 
the Scriptures, whether pergonal or eir- 
cnm^iantial. If a doctrine is clearly 
and jjo-titively sliit>;d it c.inuot be ivjeet- 
ed because of jiualogieal disci-epaneirs 
lu points not mentioned. Ami if a doc- 
trine is not clearly stat?f!, uo aiialoL-y lic- 



With grace, that is with favor. , Fa- 
voring, enlightening and iiL*tiuclin;,' the [ 
ignorant, correcting the erring, lilting i 
uj) and encouraging the fallen ordi.'*cour- 1 
aged. In no ctisc m:iy the speech of the 
Christian be such as would favor keeiv ' 
ing the iguoi-aut in ignorance, or the er- 
ring from being corrected, or the fallen 
and discouraged from being rcelairm:d 
and eucoura;;ed ; for that would not b^- 
with grace, hut a traiisgi'&£sion of the 
law. 

" Sea-'oned with sail." Seasoned, mix- 
ed with sometliiug to give it relish. — 
With salt, because with it ii assodatod 
in our miuda the idea both of prcser\'ing 
our food and giving it relish. So should 
our speech be seasoned, that it will car- 
ry with it the preserviug idea, and that 
will give it relish. Tbis ivill require 
much deliberate and prayerful thought 
iu some cases. Not only must the char- 
acter of the speech I e considered, but | 
also the proper place and lime to utter 
it, lest instead of carrying with it the 
idea of preservation nud rcli^^h, il may 
present the idea of dc-truction and in- 
sipiducss^, and thus uot only fail to do 
good, but it may do much harm, that 
will be charged to n*. 

IDLE WOKDS, 

useless, vain, unprofitable words. It is 
to be feared that most of us will have 
more to account for in the coming day 
than we think. When we coolly look 
at the constant teuding in oui-selves and 
others towards light-mindedness, jesting, 
Ac, we cannot fail to see that there is 
great room for improvemeni, and esi>eei- 
ally among the young, who are general- 
ly more thoughtless than older persons, 
aud will sometimes in u jesting manner 
use words telling a definite untruth, 
seemingly ibrgclling the Ifcarful d-iuuu- 
ciatiou of the Scriptures against tliis 
common sin, which slunild be avoided by 
all Christians. Should we be (luestioued 
ronceruing a matter we do not wigh to 
tell, tlim'O is always a way to avoid tel- 
ling ft falsehood, if wo will only be 
thoughtful enough to find it. 

"8PEAK CVII. OI' NO MAN." 

How deplorably common, even among 
Chrisliaus, is tbis sin. It is to be feared 
that there are but few of us, who do not 
soiiielimes violate the above injunction 
by relating things of our fellows which 
are not good, and conseiiucutly must bo 
evil. 

Brother H., ft mau of many cvcellent 
trails, and an active worker for the 
cause of C hrisl, is ninking his mark in 



the world and exerting (luiie i 



infin- 
onco for good, and, tluvell.re, ho must be 
closely watched, and should he, per- 
chance, make a mistako and do or ssiy 
somc-lhing that betray.' a little weakness 
we may, if not on our guard, instead oi 
kindly «ugge=ti»g to him wherein he 
might improve, tell it to other parlies iu 
n sense that is iu violation both of the 
■vil of no man." am! 



■■Sr 



twcen points not speciHi^d, can make it 
true. By overlooking these f,icl.s Bible 
tinths are oCteu rejected by mere human 
speculation, are propngatett which are 
totally at variau-^ with the word, and 
utterly subversive of tlie institutiom of 
Christ. Any method of reasoning which 
thus pervert* the uso of figures is sophis- 
tical, unjust aud fahc. 

Wo answer, Steondly. Tlic applimtiim 
of such bb'ainetl analoyio' tvcre thi'j eivii 
cari'cyt, tuotdd dalrorj (/w theory of ihr 
ainrjlt action in bapllmi. One btirial, 
one planting, one birth, ohc d^ath, one 
re.*urrection, vVe., tach daa not eonttitute 
iu itself on^ a^ion, but tll'jy are all re- 
sulls, geuernlly of a ptitralUy of nctiom, 
a id agencies. Is there aoy countfipart 
then, in all this, to a ttmjU oftion in bap- 
tism ? Moreover, while Koah's cnicriog 
the ark is a point falsely asjUiuiKl to rep- 
r^Si-ut action iu baptism, i( is iicverlhe- 
less true that he must have entered il re- 
peatedly preparatory ta the salvatiuii ot 
hinuclf and family. I am not certain 
that the typ'cal bapt'sm of the laEhei-s 
involved onl'j ont action. It is quite 
ci;rt:un that it wns uot a |inglo dip like 
single iiumersiouists get, but an envelop- 
ment iu the cloud aud sea that continued 
for a limo. But if it did niake only ont- 
action, they were only baptized unto Mo- 
s?i, while we arc to hs baptized into the 
name of each power of tlio Goilhcad, 
Father, Son and Holy iSpirit, and if our 
friends wish to force iWc/iti'fy between this 
figure and real Chriitian baptism, the 
absurdity and improbabiiity of which I 
have alv.rnly shown, they wilt have to 
find a counterpart also to the (ten ele- 
ineiils, the blight cloud tliat overshadow- 
etl them, ami the .sea through which they 
paMCil. And if tlie lificst, wnshed but 
once on entering the tabarmiclo, wo re- 
mark that no oiw: adion is like one wath- 
in'j or ablution whicli is performed by 
repented application. 

We answer. Thirdly. In our form of 
admim^fration Wi do r^ain all thctimHi- 
tudc.1 e-vprrAwl by llit^f Jiyiirf4. C\m you 
tell us that in our iKiplisin we ar-i not 
buri'-df not planted f That nur baptism 
is fio( a fitjure of Jeaili ? That we ni-e 
not bom of water, tlmt the analogies 
made by inspired writ«rt ai-e no* o«*u'ci^ 
ed aud tliat wearc not buried with Cliri'l 
by baptism n-hen iw ate hiptiifd into tho 
name, of Ihc Sou t Let us ivmcmbcr 
that the phraseology, " bmiKd mth Chritt 
in baptism" expivs^es only an incidental 
symbol in Christian baptism, which hns 
no more nppHcatiou to liaptiani, as relat- 
ed to the Father aud the Uoly Spirit, 
than biiriul has to the undying iinmorlal- 
i/yof the (lodhead. Ilcau only relate 
to the death, burial and rejutnvclion of 



baptise in the name of the Holy Spirit 
wc bury, but not with the Holy Spirit, 
for the Holy Spirit was never buried. — 
But when we are baptixoil in the name 
of the Son, it may be truly said that we 
are " buried with Chriht in baptism" be- 
cause Christ was buried. Bro. J. H. 
Moore has exprcMcd this idea very forci- 
bly in til* following language, " An im- 
niei-sion into the name of the undying 
Father, cannot rcpi-eseiit the death of 1; 
Son, who was laid in Joseph's tumb. For 
how can undying immortiility rcprvsi;iit 
the death of him tli;it died? And if an 
iiuinei^ion into the name of the Father 
citunot rcpruicnt the d^at'i of his Son, 
there inuftl of uecessity l)e another im- 
mention in order to bo ' planted together 
iu the likenM* of Christ's death.' " {One 
liaptium, p.'i\). But again it is asked 

11. llow wc harmonize three actions 
loiM Paul'ii f-rprcMiftji in Eph. iv : 5, 
" One Ijord, one f'iith,andone baptism/" 
Our friend.i say, "If you dip oiicimu the 
name of the Fatiier, that's on*: baplisni, 
ami if you dip ottcn more iu the name of 
the Sou, that,s two baptisms, and if you 
dip onc^ more in the name of the Holy 
Spirit, that's tliree baptisms." I answer 
that if this be true, I could, rea&ouinj 
by analogy, make out n monstrous case 
aud counet all who believe in a divine 
Savior of Polethoism. l)o you believe 
ihut the Father is L^ird ? W.^. One 
Lord? Do yon believe that rho Son ia 
Lord? Yes. 2 W Lords? Do you be- 
lieve that the Holy Spirit is Tjord ? Ym 
Three Lords? Will you have it? Is 
ihttt the doctrine of single immeraionists 
who claim a (iiWii* Savior? "Oh, no," 
you »ay. I tell yon it is ccrtiiinly the 
inevitable conclusion of your method 
of reasoning again^H our form of baptism 
But you say, " We have only one Lord. 
— God, but the three jiowera, Father, 
Son and Holy Spirit are in one." Sj I 
tell you we have only one baptinn" — one 
appropriaU^ rite of initiation into the 



THE BABYLON OF TO-DAY, 

IET u* take a rapid furvey of the ru- 
J in* 03 they appear to-day, whicli in 
extent seem to warrant the mfwt exir.iva- 
i.'anl deneriptioiis nf the glories of Bab- 
ylon under the snce.ii-ivc dynasiiia of 
iV)«yrians the Chaldean*, and the Pcrs- 



Coming from Bagdr.d, wtiich in a di- 
rect line is forty-four i!!:;i'. .Tiriant, Ihrcc 
immense mound)* appear in Kucccrsion, 
which have the appearance of natund 
hills, But clo».< examination shows that 
tliey are conipiwed of lirick<>, and arc the 
remaini< of old buildings. These are on 
the t'Mlcrn sido of I ho topbrntes, and 
the largest la about loO feet in lieighu — 
Tliey are s<uppii.>t[-d to be an aneienl cira- 
del that defended ihic pait of the town, 
the royal palaco, and a tiimple. Huw 
imm-.nse must the original buildings 
have been, when it is coo/.dLred that 
llicae mounds have beon the alore-hnujCM 
from which for twenty conturiea brick* 
of the fin&t description have been taken 
to build the gro.it cities of Cttsiiphon, 
Selucia, and Bagdad. Fragmenlji of al- 
abaster Vtssels and ima •if, Hue curthen- 
ware, marble, and great (pianlititu of en- 
ameled tile?, the glaxiug and coloring of 
which are still surprisingly froli, can 
yet be Pjund in thcs? mounds. On th.' 
face of every brick is stjiniitj'l in cnnci- 
- form charaetei's the name and tivK* of 
Nebucbadnezwr. They are all laid foce 
downwar<l, and the ccaK-nt in which tiny 
are imbedded is so hard that lliey ran 
only be detached with the grc:ite»l dith- 
culty. Near these ruins are the rvnmint 
of pillars and Imttrobies that supported 
the eelebrati^d hanging gardait> nud ter- 
races which were nnmhured among the 
wonders of the world. Among these ru- 
ins sttinds a solitary tree of a species 
strange to this eouutry* It hear* every 
mark ot a great antiquity, its originally 
cnormuus trunk being worn away and 
shattered by time, while it-* spreading ev- 
ergreen brauches, adorned with trvvs-like 
tendrils, are very beautiful. This is pt'i- 
haps the last desecndant uf trees tliat 
decorate:l the hanging gardcus uf the 



cUm-ch of Christ, but it requires an a,- chaldean mouarehs. The Arab, h 



tioii in each of the names, Father, S.in 
and Holy Spirit. The argument ofi'jred 
here by the advocates of th- single ac- 
tion in baptism against our form of ad- 
miul«tration, is, virtually, the same that 
was urged by early heretics against the 
existeuee of a divine Redeemer. Feter, 
in his day, had already warned the breth- ' 
rea of this, lie said, " There shall be 
false teachers among you, who privily 
shall bring in damnable lur^'siea, even 
denying the Lord that bought them, aud 
ihall bring upou thenuclvej swilt de- 
stnietion. Aud many shall follow their 
pernicious ways, by reason of whom tlu- 
■ay of truth shall be evil spjken of"(,2 



tradition that this tree was sived by 
God at tbe ge'uvr.il di.-s;ruction of llie 
city. The enormous stone liondesiribid 
by Rich still lies half buried in tli.- rn- 
ius. Some imaginative tmvelei-s s.'C in 
the group a representation »!' D.iniel in 
the lion's den, as it stantls ov^r a man 
with outstretched arms. 

THE TOWElt OF UAUi;i., 

on the western bank of the river, and 
several miles below the ruins above de- 
scribed, is the largest mounmcut that yec 
remains of ancient Babylon. It has tiiu 
appcaranc-- of an immeosu oblong hill. 
It is nearly half u mile iu cireuniferk-ueo 
at the base, aud rises about ITU feet 



Pet. ii : 1, 3). Already in ibe third and i ^ij^^g ^^^ pi^iu. Upon its sui 



fourth centurie?, such men as l*i-axi' 
Arius and Eunomius, were donying the 
divinity of Christ, and claiming that he 
was a viere creature (Theodoret's Keel. 
Hist. pp. 4, 16V). And such heretics 
failing 10 coneeivo of thr&f pnver^ in one 
Divinity, charg.-d the primitive Chris- 
tians of dividing their God. They main- 
tain that if the Father was G.)d. aud the 
Son was God ami the Holy Spirit was 
God, that there must bo ihrev'Guds. (See 
Tertulliau iw. Praseas). 

Similar observations might bo made 
i-especting the "one liiith" of Christian- 
ilv. Is not :i bi-Hef in the Father, fa t ,? 
It certainly is. Is not n balicf iu the 
Sou. faith? It certainly is. Is not a 
belief in the Holy Spirit, faith ? It w\- 
tftiuly is. Is it, theroforo, not "one 
faith" because it comprehend* in athree- 
fold cxerciso the existence aud doctrine 



tower forty feet high, of beautiful luasou- 
rv. The whole mound ts cu:ui)<tS4.d of 
kiln-burnt bricks, aud the ruin n{>on^bL' 
top appears to have formed the angle of 
some square building, originally of uiudi 
greater height. This ruin is rent nearly 
from top to bottom, as if struck by light- 
ning. This great mound is called hxn 
Nimroud. '"Palace of Xinirod," by the 
Arabs. By tlic Jews it is called, the 
" Prison of Kebncbailnezznr." But mubt 
Christian travelers ixvognijw this a.* the 
veritable remains of the Tower uf Babel 
It can be seen many niit<.« aciM»i the 
plain and was pointed out to me whcu it 
was but a mere speck upon the liorizou. 
Fragments of stone, marble and basalt 
arc scittcrctl among the rubbL-h at iu 
base, and show that it was lulomw) by 
other matiri:ils bcsitle the kiln-bunit 
bricks ot wbivli it wva cumpo^. The 



of the three poteerd of the Godhe^id? cement which vouuec*s ihe hiicks is so 
But on this subject wc find, as it were, hanl that it is impossible to dvtacli one 
trinity i" trinity. Faith, as Bim. Eshel- entire fi-^mi the mass, and sliows the pei^ 
njftu e.\pres>ei it. i* AWori'c in its crv- ! fe;tion of Bubyh.man mas^•u^y. A:i 
deuce of fucUs slated, objexlii.T, in lookin;: 1 early ti-aveler sij-s : " Tower id" Nimnxl 
to the meritoriou'! work-" of Christ, and ' is sutlimo cwn iu its ruins. Clouds 
mhjedive, in acct;plin^ hi* commands I play about its summits. Its ixcvstsarw 
and submitting to hi* divine Buth.*riiy. inUbitcJ by lions." Thu'^ the wools of 
//iVoriW/y, we bclievo in Christ to the iho proi»licl are fnllilUtl: "Wi^d bc"^>;s 
Prephot whom we hear. Olijedivety, we i of the Uiiert shall lie there. J*"^»ts 
believe in him as the great High Priest, \ shall f«xl ii " 



on whom wo rely, aud, »abj,viiivly, wo 
belive in him at the Kin^' whom we obey. 
Our " one baptism" is triune, in confes- 
siou of our "one faith," whieh is trimie, 
in our "one Loiil," who is triune. 
{Thbe OjHtiutKit.) 



J their iwlaees, and the \»iM 



beasts in their pKM>iuit places." With- 
in sight fi\>m the top of Uir» Ninmnidis 
the slu-iiw of Nejif, sacred lo the Jew^ 
as the tomb of Kx.-kiel, and a t>w mill's 
beyond it in tho saiuo dinxlimi is Kitil, 
whew AH was Imriod. — CkveioNtl HctimIiL 



Ti 1 1 ; 



iii;i:'i'i I i;i;N at w i>\ri<. 



THE CITY OF OUR GOD. 



VAfTT^' OTRCt^E .L.m'.f M..»vci..". IInvc«ti.eo..|..iu. i.ms. ii. mmisemeiiW : sF-HH'ii; H'"'^ 
VMI l.\ OlKt-l-X-- ^^^^_,_,.j,^^,^.„.^ „,„,,i„g.„,.,linan .in.ciutUc«TVK^ of m.., n.ul nr. . ot 

tlmiK" give ll-anU" Ac. Have «c Ik-c. , -ob.r in tl.c «ight ..f (iml ; clrunUnrJ.. 

«nt<l.rul r " \Vl.m I -<u- uuto one. 1 .«y .U'l m- «iy ? Y«., »n.I .,>oro--...«r. C^ 

iiiilo all— .ci.'M." Wulcli our henrU, | era, tou; not pliysUiilly, l.ui si)iiUi«nlly ■ 

tiiir iifriTlioiw, oiir r!.i.irc^. oitr uiniclito, 

niir vWU, uiir jutl^riiii'iil. Ac Tlu'Si-, 

uitli ninny nllicr inijiortnnt i|ii(yliiin«, 

H- i.)iniilit nficu Ji'k f.iu>ilvcp. Tlic 

[.r.liiit'ility i" lliiit «<^ will all firnl "iir- 

K'.lvi!- ildicicnt, U> .1 gi't-nlcr or Ir^t ex- 

uiil, iu lltcHC griiws imd vi tiu'^. Tliui 

l.'l Hi olwiTVo llic ndnioiiilioii nt llic 

iijiwilc liy " miunliling niii' diligciirc to 

iii^iki! 'iiir iK>!K-o, culling' nnd ciccll 



'f ME. i:>rnnA}'. iimi< 


(he realm, of 


ligl.r. 


' lli<l .Ifi-i. iti llirni 


ir»' Iif^onil >n 


r *iKl.l. 


Mil- alrf^iilirulrilj, 


.« higl. nn.l - 


. ).riKl.i. 


,.T* i» known no «.rr..w.ii..r.lt««li 


,.,r ni^hr 


IkMiilinilei 


y' 




■im aUi.Ie! home 


..{ C.oA : 




iiiw mrccls I')" 111* 


eel ..r Ihc m 


ilm* mi 



Ariuon rliiiivli. tliP <hvelliiig "f f'e 
Pii-Iift witti till* old bnnin-k-«. Ariiuiig 
the i.ni.oiWi.t Imildrnjis of Into xm 
is Ilic impiLVcdHViingo^im-ofllu' Ash- 
konit-ioii, «I.i.li i^ II bo"»li(id luiildm:,'. 

Tho windmill of M..riielioiv is vei-y 
n.-tlv. iin.l gnii'U Willi th- cxpciitimi of 



Aiistrinn llosiiii 

TJic Jewish Pijor IIu"*' 



TliPV ni.ini ilir<i>i2li gtr.Uiii of enillcju ijiring 
TliP/ t;r\twl nil ilif i>"riiiN on riMJiui]; niiig. 
WIilli? llip crliuiii^ iliimM ttf Ibe paWo rinji. 
Willi Iiymni of ilic nngrU wlio shoiil nn.I ■ing. 

Uosudriil cii/! 
lUrk ! nsain, tlie nngnUe »iniiii 
.S:«fllo.im< ilmngli UiC jiOTlnl* lli 



.ilir pWK 



<fl<H| 



Tliire rliplirc-fires l.riuljiwi. I>uru. nnil roll 
Over (lknmriii>1<i ili.it •jmrkte, o'cr«ui<borgolJ: 
Ulicro 1.1 hrMlIiu llic •wool air jieM ti lilwit un- 

loM. 
An I II.P .Imlkr. Iiiim»rlnl »liiill ncvor |jr.>iv 



oM, 



[l«.ii.iir<il elty'. 
• iho *klc< Willi loniiing o)-< 
ti to iiiliorll llio )("l<li'" P''!' 



.on rlio I<9l 



kiiiK in liii i" 
iii.l* ilroj. rr.>r 



Will l>iJU(! 'lo.iu ll.e tilj 
dUo. 

Itrallliflll cil^! 
Itii^bl ci]>iln1 win 
An>l r«l|:ii on llie 



I her EJon 

Ion oiirlti's 



ill ilttoll. 
iirnno wlili tmmnnnol. 



I i|noi<n. 



A< jowoU llrt"Ii oil Ilio liraw ot a (|iioen, 
.\- tlio jusjior oml nihy iii cruwn* nro » 
liuJo cil>. ivr.i)ii<iMl in III siltcr liicon, 
Will lioii'I like ikKOinlnilioncwoiii'iIi'i 

Uonnlifiil vUy'. 
t'ii,r or flowors anil |iciiccfnl Irawcni 1 
C.ioo •luwn nml Illumine lliU Jirk iiurM of unra. 

I li 1(0 iipnr.1 in llinl cil> Ilioy iviiit for mo : 
Til il Itt puc' rijinl open ni-lo nnil frco : 
Tlini iliv I'jiiiriiiiOil ilio Kinj In Iiis lionnl}' mny 

.\u I livo in lii» pioioiioo olomnllj-. 

lloiiiilifiilcil}-: 
In itiyn\ ulnlu III'! gilt iriiin^iun* wnil, 
,\n.l liuokoii w un lliiuijjjli llio pourly g.iic. 

t kImII go wlioro llio nnmnier* ivillnhvayti lilooni, 
1 nliiill nilk no iiiuro iiiniil Iriiilx nml gloom ; 
1 hIi ill lilil fiionoll In llio wlllittring lumli; 
I »!i.il1 ili'i'k uiy bruw willi llio conqiioror'* 
(■In mo. 

iloAuiiril oily 



Li-i II 



II to ivln : 
ml loll iitl rlio ginrv witli 



IMPORTANCE OF TIME 



I .l:ij'. if ye will licar liia Toico."— IIi 



Ji'.H- liiivi- ymi siioilt llio liL-it ynu? Ill 
nil intdiiiliiliiy yon iin- miR-li fsirdici- 
fr.,!ii (iml tn-d;iy tli:in yon wciv twelve 
nii>iillM UfTo, for sinner' im- all tlio while 
g.-.iwiiig hnrder. How many nathsliiive 
y..;i i-woni (hirinif llie lii..l year? Yoii 
iiuiy not know, hni Ooil knowd. How 
oflvn liavo ymi litvii iiUoxieaIwi 7 You 
niiiy not know, hut (">d knows. How 
'"■"■ ninny daiievi*, pieni;^'.', hoiye- races :md 

r •nlilimo. ! ganung liilil(» liaw yoti heen at the past 
lie gln»» nf year? Yoli may not know, bnt Ood 
knoWK. How many vain and foolltili 
fachionc have yon imitnled? You may 
mil kniiw, lm( tiorl kiioMs; G»<\ knows 
it nil N.i«. (-uppiKT lhi;> year lo \n- 
voiir Iji.-I oni'. (wiiicli it iniiy hej wiinl 
iiiu your liopw of eternal life? Kcnitin- 
! her that tlie mortality of llie humnii 
Cainily is great. Aecording to the most t 
I coiTeel iwliniale we ran gv.'l. ;J30,000,000 | 
^dicanmiiilly. 01,000 daily. .V30 every 
I hour, Gl) every ininiUc iiiid ono every j 
»eeoml. Sinner, you mny he one of that I 
number thi^ year. IIow imporUuit that ' 
you makt! u wise improvement of the 
time that imiy yet he iilloltcd unto yon, 
anil eoniply with the reijilii^ition of the [ 
, text : " To-diiy, if ye will hear his voiee, j 
I ]iiird>.-ii iMl your hearts," Ac. 

We have stated that time is one of iho 
most importJiiil tliiii^.'s vonncctctl with 
our cxiJilcuee hero and in eternity. — 
Time li cuiitinnaily ]iiisi-iug by in one 
continued etri-ani. It luutlen: nut what 
wc miiy he engage*! iji ; whether we eat, 
or whether we drink ; whether we wake, 
or Avhctlior we slee[> ; whether we buy, or 
whether sell ; whether at home or abroad, 
liino i» eoiitinually ru.ching on, but we 
do not nppreeiiite the iniporlaucc of 
time alwnvi* n^ we i^hoiiUt until lime with 
»!' is nearly spent It is said wlieti 
(^uecn Elizabeth, who reigned glorious- 
ly upon tlie throne of England, exclaim- 
ed in aiiguieh, upon her denth-hed, " ]\Iill- 



niuiilei'ing their own .tLiuls ; »le"y 
' iheniH'lvw of Ihnl bread ot life wli 
eomea from heaven, " of whirh if a man Siilurday 
eat he shall never die." but t-peml their 
time in f.-<'*ling their wnils with the jHiis- 
onotis things of (Iii.s world, and robbing 

Ihemselvee of eternal life: murdei-ci* | belonging to Muiteti- 
did we say? Yea, and mmv Mo— liar-*; 
false befoiv find ; saying by their wunb 
and aetioiw that tJod ami his wor.1 is not 
true : linm. did we say ? Ye.*, nml more 
too— cxlrenu ly hiKy ; idle all the day; 
doing nothing for God, from whom they 
derive nM their time, as well as all other 
idessiugv. burying llic talent that Go<l 
lias given them, without making any al- 
temi)t at improvement. 



riic li-autiful 
iiUo worthy of uo- 



1)0 piihli^ied at Iluiiliugdon, p,i ,- 
'' A medium liir the interehnujrL. qI ^.' ' 
rompiiviiig and eMimiuiiig ihcm in .1 ' 
light of the Seriplure*. trying to jn,, "^ 
what i- true. To think of those tliii,,,* 
and lo aet widely in neeordance wiihi^,' 
' pel principles, U a very important dutv 
And the speeially of the IVjk/iV,,,;/ 
wilt he to kcej) in view the .,ld ]JX 
marks, warn against iniiovatioii.s, niul i 
let the iihl brellireii have room to n,]' 
vise, ndiiionish, etc. I do fimdlv i,,,., 
tJiat each in its ejilierc may eo-openik- ii 
llie good work. (!o on brethren, lat, 
courage, ti'ui»t in Chid, and keep y^,^ 



We have rolerrcd to the above ugly shih of red d.-lt'.-d marble eight feet lon^ 
trails of the sinner lo armise Iiim, if ^ ami two feel w;do. All memhei^ ol the 
Itossiblo, to a consciousness of Ids danger, church kis5 il ujjou 



on the field 

a new I'oor 
House tw (l.-mim .lews. The liu-s 
have a heanlifiil ehtiivli called the Holy 

The Chureh of llie Grave h quite a fiiitli alive by tiu- emhodniient „, ^,„,j,,,, 
large strneture. There you will find peo- work. Isaac P,tH ,■ 

ph-'ofall nntioiialiii.!^. Insido of the , 

ehureh on a ilivaii. at the left, arc Mo- j 
hamiuedaii waleliUKii Iei«iivly smoking 
llivlr jii|>e--. Diii.Uy N^'th 
tnince is the 



„^cv a^vH^fl•boto." 



tlip en- 
Shui^ of Oi.iitmfnt,"s. 



7 npr-.i 



Ilio tloi 



'"'nil liiri 



,' and leaving 
and of the nnprolilablc manner in which Ilie hous^^. On every f«;asl ilay tiny 
he spends his time, and <if the final con- anoint the stone, 
demnation of sin, that the "wicked might! 'pho Cnicilixion PIrtee, oi- Cillvary, 



forsjike his way and theunriglilenusmaii 
his thoughts ami tiiru to the Lord, who 



ihieh 



IS appmael 



[•*! bvu isluii^ of 



ght- 



1 feet on the ijoulh-witft. and one on 



riMMKiN one of the most important 
1 ihiiig^ connected with our exisl«>neo 
in this world ea well as the world to 
ciirii '. It in very imporUmt that wc 
ii.:eu>i Dually Hlop amidst the bustle of 
bn.iine8i and hurry of life and tak^ 
gc.KT.il review of on 
sL-rve wliilher we are 



will liave mercy npou him. nntl to our the North-w».*t by a stairway of forty 
leet, i« eovcr'd by a dome twcnly-ono 
I feel wide, «Iiiih i.- divided into two parts 
by two while marble pillars. In one 
I j)arl of the Northern division of the 
1 doiiio is a hi'.tiec-work eoveivd with gold 
and diamonds. Uehind this latticework, 
below the altnr, is a split st.tiie. In this 
stone there are three cavities in whieh 
crosses have stood. The middle opening 
where the crois of tlie Savior is said to 
have stood, is c<ivercd with >ilver placing, 
on which is inscribed in Greek, " Ood 
our Ki»3 gave m in uga p'n''' 

Kour and oue-Iuilf feet South of this 
inscriptio]), bnt a litllc higher, is the rent 
rock which became to wheu Jesns was 
dying. The rent is covered with marble, 
width extends KiL^t and Wc^t. 

A. J'. 



tsiIiCTirle I 
uoliiiUlmli lupcumll, 
[^'IiiiDit Hint pvefoi-H 

gim^-e. 

Il \% ihf fAwc slio a* Ilio •■llidliipi, .„ 
Work," l.iil K*ncil montlily. nii>l will l.o a,.v,' 
V 1 I'l llio viii.liciilioii ul tli(> I'.iirli m.il i.i'ui ' 
of ilo Hroiliroii. nu ,i i-....,i,. „i ..u,',,,, , 

nii'i?li.mil.v. Wo «,11 .,Mi,.,,.n , ,1,,, ^' 

oiiv Coniiiin |if.i|)lo il N..iN,.|, ,, I, .:,..,, „„„„i,, 
nn.I liiilio ilioy ",11 niw u ^ill il,,' uu-.m^o'^: 
monl in ilicir powor. (tin |.iiiiii,likt, vniin,.,, 
'Till- ViTfc.l I'lnii of .S,ik;,iion,-' i^ l,,,] ' 
irnTitliili"! iiilo llio Coniinn lioinimgo, nml m,i„ 
1i.lto<l in Hit- " Dor limoiloibolc' ' 



' Goil who will abundantly paidoii," 

I IT: hr ronlhuo-.i) 

I CORRESPONDENCE. 

FROM JERUSALEM. 

rilHE Holy City was rebuilt A. D. 126. 

1 From OIJU A. l3., to 109S) A. D , the Mo- 
hammedans ruled ilie city. From 1090 
A. D., to 1244. it had Clirislian rulere. 
After this it Jell into the hands of the 
Turks, who still, nnfurtniialely for the 
old city, govern it. It has been con- 
ijuered seventeen time?. To-day it looks 
like an old fortress with moss cuvered 
walls. The numerous domes on liouse.«, 
churches, mo--(jues, ett.. with its miua- 
rcta on the latter, make it ipiite pictur- 
csrjue. But at the entrance to Ihc mid- 
dle of tlie city comes llie hard queitiitii 
uf Jerendah, "Is this the city that men 
call The perfection of beauty. — The joy 
of the whole earth?" (Lam. 2: l.j). 

The streets arc very narrow and po'>r- 
ly ])avcd. Tlie houses have very low en- 
trances, and sniidl windows. The build- 
ings are mostly of white, gray and brown 
soap stone. Gardens and trees arc very 
scarce, aud tlie eyes meet a great many 
truly sorrowful sights. However there 



vill oommonco wtlli iho- 



Vt'limic III 

iii|C five nnmos nml $8.75 will rcccivo an i 
iLinnl voiiy fi-oe. Tor all over il.U ihu nj 
uill lio itllowoil 10 uls. for ciicli aililitiomil n. 



|"'^in. 



important poinls of interest. Where 

ions of moiiey lor an inch i.f time!" but', |„. umplc formerly stood, now stands 

twii nice mo-ijui^. The center of ihcss 

is pave^l with marble, ami dotted with 



we are drifting towards iho haven of 
jievee and eternal rest — " llomctvanl 
lianiul" — or whether we are drifting 
along with the current of the world. — 
We aiv now sljiuding upon the thrc«h- 
idd of a new year, and before eutcring 
iipuii i[ with all it<> vu.it responsibilities, 
lit us Itring up before our minds the past, 
that we may tlie better improve the fut- 
ure-. The piwt year is gone — gone fiirev- 
er! with all its joys and sorrows, with 
nil \\A advantages and disadvautngcj, 
with all its riches oud jwverty, with all 
its teastingaiid famine, will) all its laugh- 
ter and niourntng, with all its honciitv 



the wealtti of England could notpr 
long her life a single moiiient. Hut 
while time is cnntiinmlly rushing by in 
a mighty stream, we have bnt a little at 
n time. A moment, it eoines and goes, 
\YAit life; to oh- ! ^■■"'I't^'''"'^*^''i^^l>l"ce,aiid thusmonients 
Irifling; whether make the minutes, and hour^, and dtiys, 



ihs, arid yean;, and centuries, 
and ages, and eternity itself, if it be pos- 
sible tJi comprehend eternity; hut while 
we have hut n little bit of time at once, 
liow imjHirtant those little fragments of 
time are ; what important me^iages are 
they Constantly hearing to the np|)er 
world; all our thoughts, our wonb, our 
actions, our groans, our sighs and our 
prayer.*, as well ns llie thoughts, words 
and actions of the wicked. 

W'e noticecl the urgency of the test, 
"lo-dan" This from the fact that life is 
very uncertain. To-morrow is not onn*. 
We cannot bmist of the next hour. Tin 



ad disht.iitsly, with all its health and j present only is uurs. Pei'soussometiinefl 



M-kw 



, with all its lit'.' and death, with ' die 



suddeulv — iu a few i 



inute-s. — 

all iu meeting ond parting. The great | Others meet with accidents, are sudden- 

and all alisiirbing ipicstion is, or should ly brought to a bed of affliction, with 

fe, I their nnnils deranged, and thus deprived 



be, " I Iww have we *pcut it ? " Hav 
aa helicvcrj-. made progresi in the divine 
life? Ilavc wc grown in ItumilUyf — 
Thl* is one of ihc most excellent virtues 
that we can attain to. Have we hccu 
hujiibic in our con veri-u lion, in our ae- 
lioji*, in our upjiearanee, in our houses, 
on our fariiii>, stock, money, or whatsoev- 
er we may jHiisess ? Have we been pa- 
Ueiilf "In your patience possess ye 
your souls," says Christ. Have "-c bwii 
ohaiieut in all things? It i* for ttQiug 
God'n will that we will be saved. Have wc 
bet'H chontc in convereation, " having our 
«p -rch always witli grace seasoned with 
salt?" Have we lieon honest in our 
truiuucttoiui ? Have wc been tempcrat«? 
("The ilninkard shall not enter the ktn -- 



of attending to the wants of the soul 
hence wc see the propriety of the urgen- 
cy of our U-xt. Uesidcs all this, if the 
sinner enjoyed lienlth, and would meet 
with no accident in life, he has not one 
hour, no not one minute of time lo spare 
for the service of SaUui. Sinnersshould 
remember the time they have is ffivtu 
llicm of God, or, rather, ienl; hence 
sinners have no right to lake that which 
God gives ihcin, and sjicnd it in the ser- 
vice of the devil ; by so doing sinners 
become tliievc«, stealing from God, and 
giving to the devil. Thieves, did we 
say? Yes, and more— drunkards, too. 
Perhaps not [diysieally, but spiritually ; 
drnukardx in riches, in pU-nsurc, in fnsli- 



Here are alst 



beautiful cypress trees, 
wells of water. 

Among the new buildings which im- 
prove the looks of the city arc the An- 
glican Cliristinu ehureh, the Austrian 
Hospice and ihe new Synagiignc, The 
Mount of Oliver, which oilers a splendid 
vitw. isnot without trees. Iu front of 
the Dam;iscu-i gate, they form a grove. 
There are grain fields on the Mount of 
Olives, on the hill of Scopus, on the iiill 
of Xioii, in the valley of Bendiinnom, 
valley of Kedron and on the plains 
which lend lo the monastery of St. Elia". 

The city is divided according to the 
religious hcliels of its inhabilaiiL*, into 
four quarters: 

I. The American quarter lies on 
Mount Zion in the Southern )iart of the 
city. It is so called on account of the 
American inoniiiteries located there, 
and because Americans live there. There 
is alsn a citadel there and the Anglican 

Clirist churcti. The situation of this ns those interesu originated there,— . 
quarter is considered one of the nicest nt least, first took organic form of action 
there. And just here let me ask, luia 



FROM PENNSYLVANIA. 

rpo Tiii; IIitirniiM.N atAVork; Dear 
1 UiiKTiiniiN : — 1 was made glnd in 
iva<ting Xos. ], 2. 3 and -tof your woitK. 
Excellent matter neatly printed. Ymi 
have quite an array uf able contributors. 
I fondly hope the pi-e-^fcnt promises may 
hf hai)pily fulfilled to the benefit of the 
church and the glory of the Master. 

I am gl.id, too. to learn that (he P. C. 
and P. have nnitcd at Ilnnliiigton, Pa. 
Urolhcr Golwals and myself arc co-equal 
iu posiliou in the church at (ireen Tree, 
Pa. He will canvass for your paper, 
and I li)r the new one fi)rmcd by the iiu- 
ioii above named — all liarmoniously. — 
One paper West, one Eiwt and one in 
the center. May (iod hlcs;s them all. 

There is room and work for yon all, — 
Each has a specialty, not for each local- 
ity bnt for the wholf Urolhnhooil. And 
certainly there is wealth enough in the 
body to sustain ihcm all, and for the 
mission of Bro. Hope likewise. I hope 
and pray there may occur no jcalou^v. 
Human nature is weak ; grace alone can 
save the hearts of thosa cngnged iu the 
work of the salvation of .sonla. 

Though the mission of Uro. IIoiiij 
looks small, great results may, tiiid wc 
hope will, foHow the small beginning. — 
May the blc^ing of the Lord be with 
him. Ilro. Stein's change of vitswH is 
that of only one man among millions, 
yet, to me, it has mighty significance. 

The specialty of llie Wctcrn House 
will be thesupporlof iiiisjionsnnd tracis, 
as thosi 



DANISH MISSION FUND. 

Lizzie J. Arncdil ? ,p) 

I-^niah Horner -^5 

" One Concerned " ;>m 

C. C. Mussclman .10 
Eliaabcth Ebewolc ,r,o 
John H. Stager o,-,(| 

D. D. Horner i.in) 

Totfll s 1(4,1 



1 BRETHREN'S HYMN BOOKS, 

' 1 copy. Turkey Momcco, jiost paid 81. Oil 
Per dozen " " " " 11, Oil 

" " " " byesprcs-Oftilil 

1 copy, Arabesque or sheep, postpnid .7J 
Per dozDti " " " " " H 
" " " " " by Cxpri'v-7 

BRETHREN'S ENVELOPES, 

IS the uauie we give t-i our new piii 
envelope, that we have prepnn-d 
the use of our brethren, sisters 
ft'icnds. Those who have seen the <.-\ 
lope, are well pleiifird with it, and I 
di'light in using them, when writiii; 
their friends. Send for a p.Tcknge, - 
them to the membei-s, and do good 
n?ing them. They will be sent | 
paiillorl-') cents n jiackagc — 2-> i 
packiigc — or 50 cents a hundred. 



il healthiest. 

2, The Christian quarter covers the 
North-western part of the city. The 
Southern jiart of this quart<'r I1.1S a more 
lovely situation tliun the Ni>rthcrn |mrt. 
Ill this quarter is the ChuTrh of llif grave, 
Ihe Hiskiaspond. the houtic of the Evan- 
gelic Bishop, the Cojitic Khan, the dwel- 
ling of the Greek Patriarch, and the 
Franciscian monastery. 

'A. The Jewish quarter occupies the 
middle portion of the Southern part of 
the city. It is quite a jileaisant one. 



that organization liccn suHicieutly devel- 
oped ? Ought not each District to be 
organized in nnion, having a sysleni of 
pledges and collet:tions, so as l<i Imve ft 
constant stream (lowing into the treasury? 
Spasmodic ellorts may not prove Buili- 
cient. How faithful our churcli at 

Green Tree may jnove, I cannot tell. 

But their first gift showed an apprecia- 
tion of the work to be done. 

• remarked that each House has a 



. ,„■ „ , , - . j specially,— that of llic Ea»t<.-ni u to de- 

4 The Mohamuiedan quarter is the velop more fully ,he work he^-t. Iv 
mo.t extensive. n it is the old temple n,,.thren Kurf. and Quinter in U G f 
place, a piece 0. the v»,. Dolorosa (way | ,,,i Vi.u,,, ,„, ,„„i.f„^,, ;„ l.^J^;;^ 
pciiodicalsimwabsurbrd in th.' one to 



of pain), the pond of Betheada, the old I 



TLe Brethren at Work 

A BSLISIOUS W££KLY, 

KfilTKO AXli l-niMSllKO IIV 

.1. II. Mooro, J. T. -Mojois. M. M. i;»inl. 

As*rsTi',n iiv 

R. II. Millor. J. W. Sloiii, Dunid Vnnimnii, U 

II. Moutzor, mill Mnltio A. I.oiir. 

TilK DiiKTuaKS AT WoUK, is nn uncumvi" 
iiii«iiig nilvocnlc of I'riinillvo Chrislinniiy i'ml 
ildiinfiont purity. 

It I'coogniios tlic Now TuNtmnoni n» llic ""!) 
inrnlliljlu rnio uf fnilli nn<l iii-nclioo. 

[| mninlaiasthnt Pidtli. Itopenlnucoitml n>i 
tism nro for tlio romisMiun of alas: 



ur lli 



jiping 



tlio t 



il IS Cliristinn O.H' 



TImt rcol-Wnsliing, ns Inught in Julin 
>boubi)Orv(.-<1 iiilliocl 



TJml llic l.rivd'.i Supper if - - . 

in coiinoctioa wiili tliu ('Dniniuiiion. ■lumlil \* 
takon ill Clio uvcning. or niter Ilic cIimo <iI 

Tlint IlioSnlnliUion uf llio Holy Ki!>-.<>i' 
of I'luirily is Uimliiig upon tho followii 

TJiiu IVnr nml nolnliiilioii nro conti-nry '■ 
spirit nml Kolf.flonying prluoi|ilos of tlii' 1 
ion of JoHUB Cliri.l : 

Tliiit (1 Noii-Coiifoiniily to llie woiMim' 

Ciial.oriM. iliiilv wnlk, iiinl o"iiviti-*mionni'oo.' 
tin] lo lino luiliiiosH ninl Cliii-I'mn pioly. 

Il nlso Ailvoonlos tht 
Diiiliiij; llie sick ivilli 



SiTipTiiiTii lUiiy "' ^ 



mil llio ApoNllos Imvc oiijoiiioil iipon iic ""' 
iim.. nmlil i1,o oonHioliiig llicovios iiml-H^^'^' 
of m.Hloni (:i,ri.toml(,ni, lo imiiU o"" I?''"", 
Hint nil mii.t oonocilo In l.o infulHtily «>''■ 
I'rioo per luinum. (. I iCi, AiUlrcsii : 

.1 II. MimiiK. [.nnnrli, l'nrr..ll C" ■ 



The Brethren At Work. 



"Behold I briny yoxt rjooil Tldinffi of grml Jo.j, idMi shUl be unto all People."— Luke 2. 10. 



Vol. I. 



Lanark, 111., November 18, 1876. 



No. 9. 



The Brethren at Work. 

i'[)iTi:i> AM) ruiii.isiii;i) weekly, 
J.. H. Moore, J. T. Meyers, M. U- EEhelman. 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS. 

It. H. Milk'r, .... Ladixjn, Ind. 
J W, Stciii, .... NKU'ton'm, Mo. 

P, Vniiiiiinii, Virden,Hl. 

p. B. fllt'iit/.er, . . . Waynesboro, Pa. 

ASSOCIATE EDITRESS. 

Mftltie A. Leni'. .... Urbunu, III. 



TERMS, per annum, . . $1.35. 



A^l.liTss ; J. H. MOORE, Lanark, Carroll Co. m. 



Kri-(crii Aiji'iu'v. J.T. Meyers.Qermantown.Pa. 



THE GOOD OLD WAY. 



IUI' up your linudii, Imnmmiel'a fiicml 
J iViiil toslc (lio piciuurc Jmub xciuls ; 
Lei nulliiiig CHiisc you lo ilulay, 
Kilt lifialcn on llic goml old wiiy. 

fJiir coiillii'18 here, tliougli pri-nt tlipy l.p, 
Slinll iiol pvovcnl our viclovy, 
If we liiit wnlcli, ftuil slrive. iiiid pmy. 
Like soldiers iu iLc good old wuy. 

0, good old wny. liow mvccl llioii nit ! 
Miiy iioiiu of UB from lliuc Ui-piivt. 
Uiil niuy our ntlioiis ohvnyit snj. 
Were iiini'uliiug in llic good old way. 

Tliougli Siitnn may liia iiowoi-s ontplor. 
Oiiv ImiipiuvM lie would dciili'oy; 
Vcl iicvi'f fonv, we'll giiin tin- dny, 
And alioiit and sUig llit> good old wny 

Vc vnlinnt souls, fur licAVcn couiend, 
Soon idl our grief in joy hIiiiII end; 
Our Goil will svipc nil luiirH nwiiy. 
AVhcn wo hiive run tliu good old wny. 

Then tar beyond ibis inorin) sliore. 
Willi nii'ui with ihusc w'hu'vo gone bcfuro, 
Thruugh griu'o divine wo'll gnin (he Uiiy, 
Ity niiiri'liing in llic good old wny. 

Lc,„>, III. 



V'..r Tlu- lli.'llir.'ii iil Wi.ik. 

Tht) Bible And Inspiration. 

KUMBER VII. 

1r will lie i.b.<ei-vc(l fnmi what liiis al- 
nmlv lif'ii f.aiil lliat tlit-TC can bo no 
jiusnilili' (l.iiil)t bill what tlic [iruiiiR'ls ur 
OIil Tcslarnciit wiitt-r^ were siipeniatur- 
ally ftiili'd iu wlint they siii<l ftud tiinght. 
Ik'Iicviiif; that ^^K•ll wns ihc case, nuil 
that siifficic'ut cviflciice has bouii jircseut- 
eit from tlic scriptures to cstnblisli the 
fact, we tlieicforc propose to iiolice now 
the New Testament writei-s- 

It iu n fact llint if the Scriptures of 
the oh! economy were givi-ii by inspirn- 
liim of God, much luore were those writ- 
in;,** we now Krm tlie New Testament, 
hecniise the ditiercut writci-s of tliis 
mtred book were especially aided, it is 
snid by the Holy Spirit iu what they 
said or taught. Clirist hail iiromiscd 
tliem Ihi' Hilly Spirit, who should bring 
all Ihiiitjs to tlieir iiiidefttiindiug aud re- 
uienibiuuee, aud tcaoli them what lo say. 
" It is r.ot you that speak," said Clirist, 
" hut the Spirit of my Father speaketbin 
you." This promise of Christ, that the 
Holy S^pirit, who bIiouKI teaeli them all 
Ihiujrs WHS fullilled uu that lucmornblu 
d.iy, when ibe Spirit de«;eiided iu all his 
fullufcrt upon them likca niigbly rushing 
wind, mid they were nil filled with the 
Hilly Spirit, and begun to speak m the 
Hpiiit gave them utterance. Here, the 
Wurd ojiophUioiffomiii, is used iu couuce- 
liitii Willi ibe term Spirit, and more piir- 
lier.Inrly implies siu-h ulternnco as 
l)i»ieecled from inimedinto inspiration, 
including nt the siime time oracular com- 
imiiiicHtiim.''. 



It is obvious, nlso, that this change 
was not l)y n gradual development, as is 
aometiine* the ease with the Spirit iu bis 
wimder, working power in the human 
mill The change was sudden ; as when 
God said, '■ Let there be light, aud there 
was ligbL" 

From the very uionient Uii.^ trniisror- 
nifttiou is said to have taken place, we 
notice a clinugc in tbeholdnessnf Peter, 
in the fervor of John, and iu the teimei- 
ty of Lnkc. Tliese men who were once 
fishermen, and regarded by the higher 
order of the Jews as the sluff of society 
now ask in words like those, " Ye men of 
Judca, and all ye tlmt dwell nt Jcrusa- 
lem, be tliis known unto you, and heark- 
en to my words." This same Peter, who 
denied bis Lord aud Master on the cru- 
eilixion day now nmies before the uninc 
people with tlic liolduess of a Hon, nnd 
the authority of .1 king. It is again tn 
be observed that none of tlie apostles 
claimed or even preteuded to he more 
than mere ordinary men, until after the 
day of Pentecost. 

From this day on, however, they claiin- 
ed to he the infallible organs of God, in 
thnt wliicb they both said and taught. 
They rcqiiiivd of men Ut receive that 
which they said and taught not ns the 
word of ineu but as the word of God. 
l.Tliess. 2: 13. Paul even pronounces 
nn nuathenm ou nn angel from heaven, 
who sliould preach nny other gospel than 
that wliich he had taught. Gal. 1 : 8. 

The apostle John declares that " Who- 
soever docs not receive \\U record as be- 
ing of God maketb Ood a liar." 1. Juo. 
o : lo. Again he says : " He that kuow- 
cth God, benrctb us: he that knoweth 
nut God, heareth not us " Not only are 
there assertions of infallibility, this au- 
thority of God, such as teaching in bis 
name and by liis special directiou found 
in ft few isolated passages of scrii>ture, 
here ami there, hut the Bible is charact- 
eristic with it. Just as all nature teems 
with evidences of uu extra-niuiidane 
power, ft voluntary agcut, so the script- 
iiies when speaking of its writcre every- 
where acknowledges them to be infallible, 
that what they said God said. 

J. T. Meyers. 



nionienl and ask yourself tlic (]uestion. ery false way " (l\a!ni IHJ: 2D4j. Jcsi 



THE WAY. 



■■Tlien- is A wciy which sccincth right uulo a 
iiinn, Iml the ond thereof nre the ways of death 
IVov. IJ ; 12. 

DREADFUL, shuddering thought, a 
man tliinkiug he is tmveling the r..-nd 
to life and hibold be is on the way to 
death. Such is the truescutimeutof the 
above t'lxt. Can the mind of innu eou- 
ceive of nny greater and more lamenta- 
ble disappointment than for a man to 
picture before Iiini the prospects of eter- 
nal life, with all the beautified beings 
where there is fullness of joy nnd pleas- 
ures for ever more, aud where Gotl and 
the Lamb aud myriads of angels will 
constitute his companions, ami where he 
can sing thesongof Moses aud the Lamb 
(" Great aud marvelous arc iby works 
Lord Ood Alinigldy— Just and true are 
thy ways tlion King of Saints") without 
a potsibility of any thing marring his peace 
nud cnjoymeiitV But alas instead of rc- 
nlizing his txpectntitm*-. he must only 
Inrn away in sad (iisjippoiiitment to tnru 
his eyes downward in sorrow, U> take up 
bis abode with tlio devil niul his angels 
where there ia weeping nnd gmishiiig of 
toctli, but yet permitted to see the riglit- 
eous iu their happy stnte .so that be may 
be fully able to renli^e what he has lost 
by not traveling the way, whieh is right 
instrnd of the one which only seemed to 
bo right. 

Dear reader pause and rellect for 



Am I rturc that I am right or dots it on- 
ly seem to be right? In matters* fraught 
with 80 much importance as the Eiilvalion 
of the soul, we aliould be certain, nnd it 
is our happy privilege to be certain and 
not only eeein, " which is lo think or im- 
agine, to strike onr apprehension or fan- 
cy" — Webster. 

The text <hjes uot apply to that class, 
who do not jirofesa to be right. Many 
will acknowledge that they are traveling 
on the broad roail to death, and hence 
will not be disappointed. But those who 
imagine that they are ou the narrow or 
right way, iiiid have tio better evidence 
than feeling or imngiuation will be dis- 
appointed, lor it only seems to be right 
and therefore leads to death. 

Thomas said unto the Savior, " We 
know not whither thou goest and how can 
we know tiie wayV" Jesus said unto 
him, " I am the way the truth and the 
life aud 110 man cometh nnto tlie Father 
but by me." Here u the right way 
pointed out by the Savior, thnt is the way 
be traveled, and if we follow his footsteps 
we will travel the same way and, 

AH other pntlis muft lend (iHli-iiy 
[low fniv Bu e'er llicy uceiii. 
The ([uestiou tbeu arisen. Is the way the 
Savior traveled jxiiutcd out sufficiently 
plain so tlmt we can be ecrtjiiu ? We 
answer it is to every spiritually minded 
seeker after truth ; but when you do find 
it, it may not seem right lo you. To il- 
lustrate, have you not frequently in trav- 
eling thought you wercgoiugsoutb when 
you were going west, or west wlicn you 
were going eoulb ? T^hnve, and I was so 
positive thnt mere assertions or persuas- 
ions would never have cliangod my mind. 
Only one way it could be done, aud that 
decided the matter beyond a doubt. In 
a cloudy day I use the com pass, iu n clear 
dny I look to the sun ; and when fully 
convinced of the correctness of the lati- 
tude yet to my fancy or Imngiiiatiou it 
would continue to seem different, espcei- 
ftlly if I was wrong in my imngiuatiou 
the fii-st lime I traveled the road. Even 
so iu matters of religion, thcim]ires£iims 
we receive in our childhood would natur- 
ally seem to be right, but sometimes when 
tested by the grispel compass or the Sou 
of rightcouanew, we sec pbuuly the way 
is wroug. We are uot traveling the way 
that Jesus traveled for it does not lend 
us to do what Jesus did. What then 
dear reader, shall we contiuue to travel 
on the way wliicb only seems to be right ? 
Oh no! hearken to the vtiiceof the Lord 
through the prophet, " Stanil ye iu the 
ways aud sec and ask for the old path 
^vliere is the good way ami walk therein" 
Jer. 6 : IG. Do uot venture ou iu doubts, 
your way must be clear, plenty of guide- 
boards all along the road. 

How many of our dear reailers will or 
may say that it seems right to sprinkle 
or baptize infant--, and recognize them ns 
meinbei-s of the church, yet the gospel so 
plainly tenches that the Savior prououuo- 
cd them the model subjects of the king- 
dom of heaven, for he said, " of such 
the kingdom of heaven," nn<l ngnin: 
" Except ye be converted nnd become as 
Utile childi'ou ye shall in no wise enter 
into the kingdom of henven," and seal- 
ed his declaration with heaven's siguet 
by laying his holy hands ou tbein nnd 
blessing them, but uot bajitiziug them ; 
tberefm-e to n-cognize tbom subjects of 
the kingdom of heaven without baptism 
wo know is right, for the Savior said so, 
but to baptize them to bring thorn into 
the kingdom wouhl not only be wrong 
but pivsnmptiou, for it wonhl bo iloing 
the Savior's work over again, though 
it niny seem right to thousands to do so, 
because they had tencliors to teach them 



Again, to resist evil and hate our ene- 
my seems right to many, but tlmt too is 
a fivlw way, and David says " 1 hate rv- 



Ilcslst not evil hut love your eno- 
nid if wo love any pereon we will 
do them good and nut evil. If be liun- 
gors we will feed hiiu, if be thir.-ts we 
will give him drink. No mm can luve 
nnotbcr aud at the same tiuu do him an 
injury aud even take his lilc, as is claim- 
ed by many, though it may seem right 
to some to do so it is neverthelow un- 
scrijitiiral aud consei|uently leads to 
death. Again, it seems right to umny 
to put away their wivcii f)r many trivial 
causes by giving a writing of divorce- 
nicut, aud then marry another but Jvsuj 
say-s " Whosoever putl^'tli away his wife, 
except it be for furuieation, nnd marrieth 
another committetb adultery aud who.so- 
cver marrietli her that is put away coiu- 
mitletb adultery." Therelijre this very 
prevalent deuioraliziug, and soul de- 
stroying practice is also UHScriptural, and 
hence the end of that way ia also the 
way of death. 

It also seems right to nicinbers 
to engage in church fivitivals, church 
fail's and church sociables, and a variety 
of other mirthful nnd jolly anmsemeiiis 
for the purpose of raii^iug church funds. 
Tlie apostle Peter tlsU Pel. 4: 3. 4) calls 
it all abominable idolatry, and beciuisc 
they think it right tliey will speak evil 
of those who do not run with them lo the 
same excess of riot. And was it iiol that 
this very popular practice was so etroiig- 
ly branded with Ueveremls and Uabbis, 
many a precious soul would Hit the cur- 
tain ami see the ."ipirit that governs aud 
controls them, aud that the end of that 
way is the way of death. 

We will n,w call attention to a few 
circuiustunces iu which men thought 
they were doing right, aud yet were do- 
It seemed to be right fiir 
Saul to spare the king Agag, nnd aUo 
the best of the ilock to oiler ai tiicrifice 
to the Lord iu Gilgal ; yet ii was wrong, 
titr the Lord through Irnmuel had tom- 
inauded him to destroy them root and 
brniich (1st. Saii'l. 13: 25; though sieiu- 
iugly plausible reasou liir his departure, 
but God was displeased with him, and iu 
Consequiuee thcreuf he came to a luiser- 
nble Gud-fumikcii cud. Again iu 1st. 
Kings 22: 6 wo rend of Ahah going up 
to Hamotb-gilead to battle, under the ia- 
tlucuco of bis four hundred prophets, 
never once suspecting tbt-ni to be under 
the influence of a lying spirit, simply be- 
cause iliey all agreed and prophesie<l just 
ns he wanted it, but rejected Miehai the 
prophet of tlie Lord, liret because be was 
so far in tlie minority, nnd secondly be- 
enuse he did uot prophesy as be wauted 
liiin, ur us the rest did. Dear reader 
)i;;bt here let ns lenru a les^n, that is 
not to believe any thing simiily because 
u great majority believes aud practices 
it, fur it may ucvertlielcia be unscriptur- 
al, or the nsult of a wrong spirit; for 
the apostle in speaking uf the last times 
says "There are many spirits gone out 
into the world, but we should try them 
whether they he of God or uot." And 
again, uot to lejcct the truth advocntetl 
by ills servants, though ibcy may be far 
in the minority. The S:iviorsays niauy 
travel the broad road but it leads to 
death. 

The prepbet that went \ip to propbi-sy 
against the altar of Bel wa* commande^l 
not to return the way he went, nor lo enl 
breml or drink water in thnt place, but 
when be was met liy another one who 
said I also am a piviphet of the Lird. 
cmiie in and eat and iliink and then shall 
you go ui>on your journey, he thought 
it would be right, but behold death met 
him before be returned. 

Fnrtberniore Ji-sus says, "Many will 
come to 1110 iu Ihal dny nnd say Lonl 
Iiord open unto ns:" but he will an- 
swer. " I never knew you. dejiart fntm me 
ve ttoikers of inituiily." What tbev 



had done seemed to be ligbi lo thcui, 
lor they replied, " We have cart out dev- 
ils in thy name, and in thy inime have 
done nmuy wonderful Wwi l,ii." Their 
way seemed to be right to them, liul nia.- ! 
the end uf that way ia the way of death. 
Dear reader, wo have set Wfoic lu in 
the Uible a way slraight and narrow, 
spoken of by the Prophelii ii-id Palii- 
archp, and prcpai ed by .John the Hapti»-t, 
and travclcri by Christ and bis apr)»tle«, 
aud all hJK bhiod-hought children. It i* 
a heautiful way, a way of boliiics«i. No 
iiuclenn thing, but the redeemed elmll 
walk iu it. The crookeil has been or is 
made straight, the rough tniuotb, tin: 
hilhi brought down, the valleys filled up, 
tliat is, there are no Ucvereiids and Itnh- 
bis : uo great and siuull, no rich nnd poor, 
none to be east off and despised, and 
others to be extolcd, all must come ou a 
common level as brethren and cUlere: 
all walk upon the same plain path on 
which Chiiit and the apostles tiuvtlcd. 
This way we know to be right, it docs 
nut only seem tu he; but there arc Ways 
llial may seem to he right, but wcdount 
know, we are not sure hence traveling in 
doolit, and the Scri[.tnres »ays, he that 
iluubls is damned. We now liave in the 
above (onniderations set before i.nr minds 
two ways. The one a nariuw beautiful 
sliaight fiawaid even way whiih we 
know lo lie right, that lends Iti life; the 
other a broad er<iukctl, hiliy and mu^h 
wny, and at best only soems lo he right, 
but we know it leads to dmlli, for our 
text says ibe tnd .,f iLat v:y uhiih 
scemeth lo be right is the way of dtaih. 
Lena, HL 



AN INCH OF TIME. 



*» YIILLION.Sof m. 
IfX of lime " ciiei 



mouey for au imh 
ied Klizabetli, the 
gilled, but anihilions Queen of Ki.gland, 
iil«)ii her dying bed. Unhappy wnman, 
reclining u|ioii a royal coueb — with ten 
thousand drcssis iu her wuidriliL — a 
kiugdoin nu which the "sun never sit-," 
at her feet, all nrenow valneles-SiUndshe 
shrieks iu vain it r a t\u^\^ 'imh uf 
time," She bad enj<iyetl thiv'Ci^.oie ai d 
ten yeni-s. — Like too umny of u>. she h;ul 
so devoted theiu to wealth, to pKn.-.uie, 
to pride, tu unihition, that licr whole 
preparation for eternity w.ns erewikd in- 
to her filial iuomeut;> ; and hence she who 
had wasted more tbau half a eeulnry, 
would barter udllious fur an luch uf 
lime— A>. 

MAKING LIGHT OF CHRIST. 

f rHAT which meu highly esteem, they 
i would helj) their fiieiuU to:v4 Weil iis 
themselves. Do ut.l thotc meu nmko 
light of Christ and satvuti>>n. that itu 
lake so much care to leave thiit children 
jKiriious in the world, and so little to iK-bi 
tlieni to bcavcil ? That provideoutwitiil 
necessaries so carefully lor their liunilii^, 
but do so little to the saving of their 
souls ; their m-gleettd thiblrtii :.i.d 
friends will witm-^ that cither Chr»t ir 
: their cliildreiis souls, or Loth, were im-do 
light of.—na^Ur. 



FO 



REST. 

Oil the rest, ahoul wbi.h ihy n.uI is 
inccriiwl, 1 de-sjiiv tukimw wlutlur, 
weanitl out witli her on 11 rigbt^•^■u-u■^*s 
she is learning lu breaibe nii.t liusl tu 
the rightwusui-N. of Chrl-I. l'..r ii> this 
our ag»\ ihis t*'mp*nthin V* |<n-Muu{tii u 
waxe$ hot in many, and thiifiy xtiih 
tbivw who aiv stru_u*i:!iiijj with iliv.r 
wbob^ might to be just aud phhI. Tu^tv 
Ibre my gmnl hiMther, Uwrn ol Chr;sl 
and Hiiu enieiliwl. and lei his hiw, U* 
thy delight, nnd ihy guitling >l«r f.ir 
!■ vermo iv. — Luther. 



Ti 1 1-: Hi:i;'i'i i in- 



The Brethren at Work. 



I l->: 



I the I'l 






■The lItrtl.1T 
paiil. Ill niiy ■'M; 

right Mine* nml *!« I*-i. «"" 
c«py f«« of cUrgc. Kor «ll o«r ihi> ■■..mlx-r 
ihc «iKui •vill lie ollowoil lA «»"« f'>f «cli n.I. 
diti'inal nnmr, 



can t« iIcIiKlol 

«,IillgilIO.«. 

jkI Rcj:i«li>rc<l I'll I CO 
Tlicy tlioiilJ tjc wii'U- 



Imm Ilic iriiincy. bcfun- 1 

Money Onlen., Dnt\: 
nmy be sent «i oiii" riik. 
jiAjnlite lo J.tl. Mooi-c. 

SiilHcniili<'n>, coirininiiiciri 
l,cn.l>lrc»«.l: J. E. UOOBE, 

Lftou-k, Camll Co., Ill 



■ linltM 



UKABE. ILL. 



:I0V£USEB 18, 187E. 



Is till- Iwl i-<^iif, ""'l^' '1'*- 1'*=^"' "'" 
JtTUMilcm comsiwiniiiiec, wi- iiia'lc ii 
inititakc iiiid wrote " Aiiurlrait iiiiarlcrii,'' 
it\sU:at\ of •'Armenian timrtcr'," m it 
nhoiilU liuvc bcoii. 

A Iclegnim from IJro. HIIUtv, «1io 
\y.,s bivti lying 8irk at llif Iioiifc of 
llr... .I..Ii<i W.miiilcr, Cartlintic, Mo., in- 
foriiirt 119 tliiit lie is now lieittT niid ivoiili! 
««.n sUtrt for Iiib iionii- nl SImnnon. III. 



Ii- liny sli<.nl.? fiiil to g(-t llieir papers 
in due liino, tlit-y will |ilea-s*- iln>l) "s a 
car.!. Just alimit lliis tinii- llio wIk.Iv 
i-uiiiitry LI in a ulate of c-xiiUnieiil ovi-r 
the election, nnd coiwcijiiontly tlie mails 
)invf buoii vi-n- niui-li lu-t'lwteil tlic Inst 
wwk. ' 

Last Sutunluy wc lnnl a I'linwinl call 
from our uncle, Tliilip A. MintR'. of 
i;..iiiioke, Wooiltiinl county. IIIc Hu 
lireiiclii-d i'or tlie Irctlimi »l Shannon mi 
Patunlay evcninj;, anil Sunday 10 A. M., 
ami al-w, nt Clierry (Jrove Siimliiy even- 
ing. He rp|>orUf good jirosiu-els for a 
large lict of unlwcrilKTM from Wondfonl 
eon Illy. ^^^___^^_^ 

Norway 
i there arc 
more nills for Iiim to preach the w.ird 
lliaii lio ia nUle to fill, ami ihat tlie clli- 
eci-s of the giivenimenl trejit liini willi 
kindiiesH mid n^-jieel. Tliic is the result 
iif living in aeeonlaiieo with teachings. 
To jireueli one tiling' and prnelice anoth- 
er ifi bh inconwialent ihat tlie inoBl tiiii- 
lc---< nlisicrver ennnnl fail lo see il. 

Partus desiring prinlinp— sneh ni' 
pamphleL", tmcla, cnvclopj^, hilllieiiiU. 
letter Iieiids, sale hills, ciirds i.r anylliing 
of the kiml in cither Kn-iticli or Ccnmin, 
or Ijulli if wanted, eaii liiive it neatly ex- 
ci-iired by sending l<i lie. OnIer.t hy 
louil priiinplly Httemlcd to. We are 
jirepared to etwreetly Irniidlatcfrom (icr- 
iiiaii to Kngludi or Knglldli to Germnn 
IIS may be dwired. 



I[iif>TirER ll<]ie 19 now II 
prenchiiig tlie gospel. He say 



We fei-1 to ai.ol,.gi;!c to s..n.c ..f our 
readci* for uaiiig au inferior ijiKilily of 
pajiGr this wet'k. We ordered pupir 
from Cliii".igo in good time, biil ibc ex.- 
eitciiieut over the elcclioii )ia.« ."o deraiig- 
ctl businea in ccrtuin eirelw that the pa- 
jier was not 8C il in lime lo be u»cd in 
this isaiie, hence we have to jiriiit nbont 
700 c 'j'ic' on an inferior kind of paper. 
The ei>nsc>|Ueiiec will be that about 700 
of our suliaeribers will not get lis good 
paper Its beretfdore, bnl then lliey can 
Biv the differcnee behveeii good and inferi- 
or paper. Will try to avid any ifiinilnr 
uiistuke bereaftcr, 

OUR AGENTS. 

S) far as heard fn ni our agenlfi seem 
(II be doing an excellent work, and 
arc meeting wilb pr(;tty good sueee&s col- 
lecting suliscribor^. The Iniget^t list we 
have yet heani of ia 30 names. Our 
prospect* fir a lar^e list seem to be very 
g'xrd, and we ho{ie onr agent.'' will work 
taithfully and rend in the names jiii^t asi 
font lu re ■•ivisl ihat we may get thetn 
on our b.jok in g.md tini-. Those wish- 
ing U) act (u ageiilfi will write Jnr wpeei- 
men copie- and proi-jieclii-, ubicli will be 
fiirnl-bciJ free. 

WALUENSKS IN MISSOURI. 



j eliiiicli nod eetlUiiiellt in the tfUtlc 
I Missouri. The exuel part of ibe sli 
j where thU chtirch ii* being formc.1, we 
have not Iwirned. If any one can give 
na any informalion rc;'aMing iboir where 
nlxnitJ^, their langiinge iiiid also llie ad- 
drmsca of their inini*tei-a wc will accept 
Kuch oa quite n favor, 

Thcra ia, if our nmnory server nseor- 
fjclly, i» sninll bo ly of tli.«o people 
suinewbero in the .vUiU> of Mi*«ii'-ipi>i. 
l,Ht we know very little of their failh and 
practice. A number of them nre slill 
living in the valley of riedmonl, and it 
i- pn-.*nmcd tlnit it the selllement in 
Mi^tonri jiroviw hucec*lbl, a number will 
cniigraU- from Italy. Anicneu issteadi- 
ly beninii!ig the world's a-yluiu of re!ig- 
ii.us liberty, and how thankful we ought 
1.1 be that our homes and kindred are 
here. _ 

DER BRUEDERBOTE. 

rnillS Wivk we prim and mail J>cr 
1 lirmdnboie to all its ^ub8lril>en(. 
Iltoigb lining to onr great prossuro ol' 
work, a little late. One nii.io numlK-r 
and the pnsiiil volume closes. Tlie 
next volume will be commenced with 
the beginning of 1S77. Ihf Jlnu'l- 
rrtof'- i-i the -same size as Tin: ItuCTli- 
itKN AT Work, but |>nbli»licd inonlbly 
instead of weekly. Price 75 els. per nn- 
iium. Any pei-son sending five names 
and 83.75 for I->er Urtiederbolr, will 
receive an ndditional copy free : or for 
Sli.OO we will send both Dcr JSruetl- 
rrboir and The Jircihrni ul Work. Onr 
J'lrfcct Villi tif .Kiiiniion is now being 
tninslated and printed in Dcr linied- 
nhoti; and as soon as this is fuii^heil 
llien onr Trtiir hnmemwi Trnrt'! In tfa 
.\},i,Hllr^ will also be tianslattd and pub- 
lished ill the paper. In addition to these 
we purpose iiublii*hing a great desil of im- 
portant nmllcr, that our (ferman |veopIe 
cannot well allbrd to do withont. Il be- 
ng the only Oermnn pajier now pnblisb- 
>d in the bn.lberhood. il is lioiH-d that 
lUir brelhreu and si.-^ters generally will 
lake ijnite an interest in giving it nil es- 
tcnsive circulation. Semi for lipeeinien 
cojiies and procpeelns and inlrmlnee ilns 
far as ]H»s.«ibIe amniig all the tierinan 
readers in your coniinunlly. 



^V 



incidently k-arn that » »niiil] 

lid U Waldeuxe- from South 

bave commenced funning a 



ADAM AND CHRIST. 

i STKIKINC e..nliasl m nmnil.-Ud 
A ill Adam's dellat by Sjitan, and the 
victory ol' (Mirist over the enemy. In 
the iiml iiialnnce the adversary prevailed 
over our first paitnli', while in the hitter, 
itic i-wd of the woman d rove 
him from the field. AlUr bis victory 
over the lii>t Imjipy liiniily on enrth, as 
a emirtjlalion to llie wli.ile human ruoe 
it was declared thai ibe seed of the wo- 
man shonld bruise the scriHiU's bead ; 
tliis long looked lor promise, was fully 
met, wbeii ibe seeil of ibe woniaii. inlbc 
jH-rson id' CbrisI, eaine out more than 
eon»iueror. In the lonely battle of the 
Wildeinct*. 

The roiillictconlinucd more lliaii three 
and a lialf yeai-s, when ibe final rivur- 
reeliun and ascension of the seed of ibc 
woman gave him the victory over death, 
bell and the grave. Tlius the Seed of 
ihe woman brui«'d the serpent's bead, 
nleasetl the world from the penalty of 
Adam's sin, reinstated thcin in tlic dis- 
pensation of grace, and now we Imve re- 
R'ored {<• u.- iu ( liiisl \vli;il «as lu-t in 
Adam, 

THE VINE AND BRANCHES. 

O'liliiiHi'l /null h't ji'ijin: 

" T niii till' voir, iitiil J'f iii-i' llif lir:inelie«.' ■ — 
Julo. l.i: -'., 

■e engrailed into ChriM th 
I thai we 

need ni>t btar fruit like ibe vine, from 
the fact tint tlie giall always* inoduce^ 
fruit of its own kind, we deem il proper 
to set brliire (mr readers a clear ebniita- 
tioii of at b-iL-1 tliif^ parlit iibir pari of i,ur 
subject. 

In nature, however, llie grnft di-ea 
b'ar fruit of il'^ own kind, hence it Ibl- 
lii\\s that the olive brancb » hen engraft- 
eil into Ibe grajie vine slill piodnees the 
olive I'niit. Tiie giiilVnig does not ehangir 
eirhi-r the nainri' of Ibe graft or frnil. 
If lbi< I'ealuiv. (» illuHtrale tin- naluieof 
lb'' \lm' and brambe.', it in-ii^ted upuii, 
a- ;!pplyin,: lo ('bii,-l ibe vine and hi. 



i S we are engrailed inl" 
j'\ vine, ami w il is conebn 



brati<h'i', it ]>n>v^* loo rntieh: f..r then 
ibe Mormon wlien cngrane*! into Chnsl 
would still be a Mormon; ibe clianging 
of relation wonl.I not elmnge his nature. 
The same might be tiuthfullysnid of the 
JEohamniediins and Pagans. Thus 
Cbrisltnnity would be of no benefit to 
the world whnteviT. 

Paul in Romans II : 24. gives a clear 
wiluti-in of this problem when he discov- 
ers 10 us that the grading in this cato 
is contrary to nature, ibeii it follows that 
all thoi'ewlio arc eugralU-<l into (Ihrifit 
Dol only parUiko of bis miinre. but pi-o- 
duce the wime kind of fruit. The Moi-- 
iiion when engrafted into fhrifl ccasta 
t.j be a Mormon, nnd no more believes 
and jiractices the Mormon doitrine, but 
becoiiKs II Cbrislnin. Jm^t m wilb the 
Pagan or any otiur peiwm or ehu'S of 
people ; when engiufled into C'biist. ihey 
notonlyparlakeof his milni-e but bear 
the same kind of fruit. 

This feature is a n.ibic ehaniclerl»tie 
of the Oliristian religion— one that com- 
mends itself ^^ the prayerful eom-ideia- 
tiim of every nitentive Bible ^llldent — 
Tbo>e whiiaiv intrtidnced into, and no 
ceptihe teachings r,f Molmmmed. par- 
lake of b^ i.ii;niv, (bill [.-.aivinllueneul 
lo beiome like bim. So it is wilb tlio.se 
who are introduced into Clnisl; ll»y 
are tbcftdiy inlUieiieed to become like 
bim, believe ami practice what he taught, 
nnd engnge in the same kind of religions 
duties that he practiced and enjoined up- 
on his foUowei-s. It therefore follows 
llmt if all the ivliginns d.nomimitioiis 
were engrafted into Clirist they would 
all be alike. There wi.iild be no divis- 
i,.n among Ibem, but all would be per- 
IWllv joined togetber in the same mind 
and the same judgment. There would 
be no contentions nboni ibe speculative 
and conflicting theoriecof modern Chris- 
Icudoni; nor won Id there be one parly 
obeying n comnmnd anil anollier njul- 
ing it; llicie would be no contenl-'ii 
about obeying any of the jilnln, positive 
teaebings ni' eilber ( brislor tbcaposths. 

lint as long as one clingii to W , an- 

oiherloC . another lo 1> . and 

Ibe Umilb loCbiisj, jiwt llmt long will 
we have lbe«!e contentions and divisions 
among US, One jiarly jiraetiees several 
lilierenl modes of baptiMn breaust- h — , 
llie vine of wlilch they are a branch, 
jnactiecs them. Another party reject 
fi-el-wasbijig, and were inllnenccd to do 
>o by Ibe praetiec and leacbings of C — , 
o whom Ihey me chwely iiniU-d by liiitb 
ind piai'liee. Ix't all parlies become 
'lively iinilcd lo Christ by Itiilli and 
jirnelice and these difference will vanish 
at oneo. 

Next wc iiKpiirc ; Who nre the brnneh- 
? To tills three very plausible ans- 
wer may be given. 

1 st. The different congregations of 
le believers composing the Chureli of 
Christ. All the branclus being alike 
nnd producing the uime kind <d' fruit, 
may very beautifully repriscnt the 
Chnrcli of Christ composed of luinierons 
congregations perfectly niiitod in the 
nine faith nnd ]iraotiee. Bnl it would 
certainly be contrary to nl! reason and 
good logic to call eburches llmt neither 
i-csemblc each other nor Christ, branches 
of tlic true vine. 

2iul. Christ the vine, nnd the apostles 
the branches. The apostles being cii- 
gra'ted into (clirist nre the branchti* and 
produce fruit — tlic New Tiwlament, u)ion 
wliieli all nations can feast and be sflved. 
As the vine supportsi and imparts life and 
iionrlshnient to the braiicbes that they 
bear fruit, so Christ supported and 
instructed his apoi^tles that tlioy might 
band down to rising geiK-rntions thnt 
whieli will I'cstoie tbeni to the favor of 
(lod, as enjoyed b<-fore ihe liill of onr 
lii*t parenls. This amwer conlaiiiK 
some beautiful lliouglits. 

CbrisI the vine and all true 
Chiislians tin- bianebe^. To Ibis we in- 
L-line, believing it Iu be more in haiino- 
iiy wilb the general ti-lior of the .Si-rip- 
turi-s; for our text says: "I (Christ)ani 
the vine nml ye me the bniuchcs." Kv- 
ine who il vectived inlo Christ iii ei.- 
gi'utU'<l into liim, and beeitmes a bnineb 
of llic true vine. Then, gentle render, 
f you are in Christ il will be known by 
yiiur fruit, for ymi will jmrlake of bis 
nature and produce in your nclioiis and 
coMvei^ulion llie rnme fruit that wtu 
n in Christ, But if tlniv be no le- 



i.blcnee whatever, cerlainly you stand 
in need of mneb grace thai yon may be 
purged and pr.|..n^dlol^nore fruit. 

SOME GOSPEL FACTS. 



8(<i f»rili i 
tidi nre 
tlioy iJtli^crcit llic 



KornMmicli .■.- mnay Imvi- ink™ in li""'! '" 
I ,01 f,>ril. in ..--.I.T ^ .Ii-elo...li.« -f il">"-- """B- 
iiio«( lurcly bdievcl nmong u^, even 
uiiloiw.wliicli front llie 
higimiiug «e.-e *jctvim«ms. nn-l mo.l«lcis ot 
llio vvmil: il «cmea gwA lo ir.c nlsa. h(»i"g 
h„a pcrftcl na.lci-.l«n.Ung uf uH H-i-.p ft*"' 
iho Ly r..*l, to vvi-ik. niilo lliuo i» «'•''"'■■ '"""' 
excellent ll.e«i.).ilns. il.«l U'-m "'!»'""' *"'"" 
', ilic cirluiniyof iliosw lliiug*. wlicrcni llii>" l'"" 
l>e<u in-liiiileil. I.ukc i : 1—4- 
\\rK will carefully oWerve, 
\'V Fir-i. Thai "many" Imd taken 
sonictliing in hand. 

Seeoiiil. That something was, " a dccla- 
raliou of all things most .iirtly believed 
among " the childi-cn of (>»mI. 

Thini. Thnt " those ihings" were set 
forth precisely as Ibey were delivered by 
those who, ''fiom the beginning, were 
I cye-wilnws&S and minister of the word." 
I Fom-lh. That Luke bad not only un- 
1 dci^tanding, bnt iin-Jtd umleistnnding of 
I "all Ihing^fiom 1 he very liri*!." 
I FiUh. That the "all lliivgs" which 
weiv* received and delivered wei-c not 
simply hi/ir,'cil, but "unhi believed. And 
more 1 ban thai; ihey were " "lo^f snrcly 
bclievwt." 

Having these /«Ws well fived in our 
minds, let ns continno to look at them 
in the splendor of gospel light. 

The ]iiJ5ilioii we ceenpy before ibe 
world arraigns ihc great botly of relig- 
ion* piofessoi's as having departed from 
Ihe liiilb and dmlrineof Jtsus, but with- 
out any feelingof animosity or bitierncfs 
nil our purl. The position is the rcsull 
of a strict adhcienco to the principli* of 
our IjohI .Tckus. We inndc none of Ihoso 
[ jirinciples; we never invented any law 
I i>r rules of faith and jnadiee. All wc 
I have, all we are, all ihe rules belong to 
Christ. 

We seek no advantages that wiil not 
as surely accrue lo olbii^ if they obey 
JcsiL-'. Neither do we seek any ghny 
Ihat can not be ascribed to onr heavenly 
Father. What we ai-e willing t" believe, 
i.bey and enjoy can be believed, obeyed 
anil . iijoycd by all others .J /A,y wU/. 
True, the elllirt to get back to correct 
principh-s is never appliiiiiliii by iIiojm; 
who are involv<d in irnns and abuses; 
but what of ihai? ImI back we must, 
wbelher applause or dennneiation greet 
our eiii.-< : fitr the fiiilb and pracliec that 
led to siilvalion in llie limt century will 
Mtvi-ly lead to salvation in the ninclecnib. 
The world may change, Ihc carlb, tlie 
rivci>, the fiiresl* may changi; but the 
gospel nf .Icsiis never. Itiglit principles 
an<l exact truths arc just ns wsential to 
hue lioliiR«s now as in ibeilaysof Christ 
and the ajiosjles. Agi< nnd abuse have 
not subtnicled one iota from their |H)wer. 
ICrror has no divine n'gbt. Neither are 
('brii^tinns conimisKioiictl to retain error 
anri abuse. 

We know that iho eyc-witne*aea of the 
Loid ('lirist's ministry "moifl aurcfy bc- 
Ih-vrd" the" Ai.r. TiiiNtis" of ibeir Sav- 
ior. To "most EUiely " believe the same 
things is no di^'gi-aec in tlic sight of (Jod. 
Is a man not a C'lirisiian l.ecRusc he 
" iiio»( tnireli) " believes the "nil things " 
wliieli Christ and bis ftjiustleH dcliverul? 
If a man can ■' inoal surely " believe the 
guspel liy not obeying nil of it, can not 
nnolheroiie be a Christian by doing pre- 
cisely as the Lord .Jesus Uitcbcs? 

No dilli'ieiiec bow much men may snv 
the order of Goil's house has beencJiong- 
cd, the urthr in itill Ihc mine. An error 
or unlrutli d<ies not beconic a truth be- 
cause somebody says so. If all the wcn-hl 
should say that oil and salt-watei' enni- 
bined prodme sugar, that wouldn't make 
it so. .Inst so, if all the world says a 
lillle obeilienie ami a huge amount id' 
error is tlic exact Irnth as revealed by 
Jesus, that would not make Ibe mi.\lnro 
an exact truth. A Irntli can not be a 
truth in the lli-s| ccnlniy and nn error in 
Ihe ninelceiith. Neither (iiii a truili in 
the nineteenlh ceiHuiy be Iraeed back Iu 
the fijsi iiml there fmind lo be a fiilse- 
hood. Christ was tlie tinth. and thin 
Ibe early ('Inistiaiis mod surely bel'mird. 
The apostk-s tcHrvtil Jema. They be- 
lieved .(// he iQiighl. Tliey b,,-licved that 
Jt»u9 was the Son of Ood, ami langbi ii. 
They lielii'ved llie doctrine of reijunlaric,-, 
and (angbl il. They beli.ved what .ItMls 



faid of faitli, and taught it, I'l, 
lielieved what be said nbout baptism 
laught nnd pmcticed it. Thus fu,- they 
did precisely right, becnusc they simply 
liilieved, taught and practiced wlmt J^s/, 
tommanded. They believed whaiCliiiji 
said about feet washing, laugbtand pine, 
ticed it. In doing Ibis, ibey " vwxl ^,',r^] 
l,f belin-rj" iu feel-washing, diil th^y 
nut? Feet-washing being one of the 
' things "of which they "had perfect mi- 
derstnndiiig," they did not " niystsuielv " 
believe it by not pinetieing it. To pi',!,. 
liely wash one anotbci'.s feet being ihp 
pinctite of the piimitivo Christiuus wlm 
obeyed all divine orders, and ohevei] 
none that were not divine, it follj^s 
that ill order to occupy apostolic groumj' 
Ibestimo must be believed, taught nnd 
pracliced now. 

That the primilive Cbristians "vmt 
nurchj believed " in llic Lord's Suppei-— 
n full evtning meal, — taught and pmc. 
liccil il, is beyond a doubl. It being n 
truth in tbe time of the apostles, nml 
worthy of strict observance, is it any the 
K-.-S a truth now V Were Ibey not " most 
surely " Cbristians when ihey belicvtil 
taught and jiracticcd it ? The condiiiuni* 
(if pardon and eterunt life being tin- 
same in the nineteenth, ns in the liiM 
cenlury, is a man any the less a Christ inn 
if, from the heart, ho liclieves, tcnelies 
and prftctiws the same "form of doe- 
trine?" Is he a ('bristinn, — doing pre- 
cisely ns Christ nnd the apostles diil 
when he believes, teachca and practices 
Fomcihiug chef Can lie say he "»lo.^( 
>.archj " believes " all things" taugbtnnil 
jnaetieed by tlicearly Christians? This 
is an imporlant query, and its nnswer 
fhoidd be sent back by at once .<tricllv 
complying with the reiiuii-cmcnt of ilic 
Lord Christ. 

Wc ask no man to believe more ihun 
Ibe nposttcTS believed. We ask none (,. 
enjoy le^a Ilinii tliey enjoyi-d. M'e ai>li 
none to idiey somebody else in^lead nl' 
obeying .lesiis. To have failh in (i.nl 
and liis won! is no disadvantage. Wo 
know llial (old rejects no man beeaii^e 
he loves and obeys lilni. He punishes lui 
one for obeying bim as the apastli-s did. 
The wrath of Ood is nut rwcrved IIt 
lluwe who obey him. but for " lliose wlm 
know not God, and obey imt the gioptl 
of our I^.nl .tesus Cbri.^t." (2. The..-. I : 
8) Thn-efbre lo " }iioxf mirrly"' beliive 
an<l obey " nil things " thnt the go-p.l 
teaches is lo please our Father. To 
please him is life eternal. 

To"know the certainty of those Lhiiig- 
w herein wc have b,en in-lriii'ted " is eii- 
tiivly satisfncloiy. Why iioir E 



IMPORTANCE OF TIME. 



(Cmilimie,! fn.ir. I:.-I ,m c,,) 

■■Tii-ilaj'. iljc will lii'iir hi>4 voice.'— Mi- 

rilllKN, by way of application, we ml- 
1 drc-ss ouraelves first lo the yomi;.'. 
who have no| yet spent niiicb of llmr 
time in sin. Knibrnce ('hrislianily in 
your youth, while your lienrts are yet 
tender, and the afrctlinis are sn£ee|>libie 
of being raised to heaven and fixed ii|ioii 
heavenly things. IJy so doing yon irill 
iw<'a]ic many snares and tcin|itution-.— 
You will Iny the basis of Christian eh:n'- 
acLer beiiiij tqunlly etreiigthened iiml 
developed, and you arc gro.ving i-troii'_' in 
the Lord in the power of bis might ^ 
Yiiiii' whole organism, pby-'^ical, menial 
and moral, is governed, controlled ami 
brought in subjection to the graces ami 
virtues of Cbristiftuily. Your iiiflueiiee 
is also oil tbe smIc of right, inflneiicin}; 
your aa?ociatea to imilnte ymirGodly ex- 
ample; llius Inking olliera wilb yoii H' 
heaven, and spending your lime in ''"' 
.service of (ind: nnd 'if failbl'ul until 
death, will hear the welcome piorbinm- 
innlion, '■ Come ye blessed of my ]''ail"'r. 
inbirit the kingdom [ireparcd for yoii 
from the fiiumbilion of llio world," 

We next addre.-H ourselves lo lb""'' 
mole aiivaiierd in lite, who have spinl » 
good part of Ibeir lime in sin and l>>ll> : 
who may be bends of families nml s'i" 
ont of Ihe chureh. Tin- langnnge of .iur 
text spc.iks loudly to you " to-day." '■ 
says yon liiivu spent too niucli of vtiif 
lime in sin nlrcafly. Your infliieinc m 
your own family is not good. Yon ;ni' 
not bringing up ymir ebildjeii in ''"' 
nnrlnii' and luhnonilion of the Lonl — 



riii: Hin/ii ruKN ^vi' avokk. 



ci' uiiKiiin y.'Ui- Ufigliliora U ' iiiilituttft n ni>elHmi ol" ivor.Is. 



•■ ■ .1,1. iiic iii"« y" '""'° ""'"""y 
'•* , „ li„' i« lii"= '»«'■ ■""' ''°'"!' '"''■ 
'„r",U if v..» !'»'' ^'l"""-"! '■'■"!!!»" "' 

.'»"", „f life auJ siilvalioni bul in- 

'''^' " .. , f, ..„., ni-o slill in VtlHl' sills, 



111 nm slill in y 
tiiiip. 

lo-daij" 

tu tllOSD 



, i„,vL- arriwl 111 "111 iigt mill yot "i 
llieli- sins- 



01' iliosp llii'io nio mniiy iu 

1(1 Tlio lai>j;"''S'' ^^ ''"^ ^''■''^' " ^' 
r'^'-'giKiiU i" tliuiKloi- tones to you 
, ,,:,,. you tl.iii yt.,.r (lay of liit is iieai- 

l.it your clock of time !ms siniek | ':''/'^«'<^d "^'i 
Xvcii. n««l «o«» ^^■'" ^"■"'^ ^"■'^'■'' ■ >■"'"' 
rnce is ■I'-nrb' '"" »'"' *"" """""'='■ **'" 
1 i,„. iHoie tii>ic. Wp cntrcftt you nlso 
' !,[;„,. the voice of Jc«us, "lo-day," 
,I'^,„gliitWll'OclcvoiitIi!ionr. 

HEAIIINO 
,„em,s t.. ob,-!/ m ibis c-o..i.octioi. 01..- 
riiciioc i« tl't' l«^*t sncriflco we ouii oHor 
to(i'"l- Cliristkiicw llint tlieio was 
a"ji«n,«itioii i» il'C luimmi miiul luid 
lifniL t.. L'vncU' llic nioio seli-iK'iiying piirt 
„f his woiil, lience snys, " Not every one 
llinl sailli Hiilo me l.-ir.l, T^in!, slmll en- 
,^.,- int.. the kint:<l..iii of iRiiven, luit he 
lliiit tlocth tlie will of '"y I''"H'er wliich 
isiii licavcu"(Mnlt. 7: 21j. Again, 
"Tencliiiii tin;"' *" "Wmt «// (AimJ^ 
(vliftlsoevor I liiwc coinmimJed you" 
(Mult. 28: 20). Again, "For tliis is 
ihu love of tiod tliat we keep \m com- 
niamlintiU-^" (John 5; 4). Again, 
" And litrdty wc do know that we know 
liini if we krq> his comniamlnicnts" 

('/'" l>r ninrhiilril m-Tl wrrl:.) 



dip, would require u peRon to be put in- 
to the wftler once, Lnt the word admilB 
no sucli rtii<ltiii.(r, while tlio Kini,h,ulf 
Dinglott riiidcrs it "our tlipplng," and 
LutliLT's traui^Ialion \nn it " due tavfc" 
one dijqiing. With this i-cudcnng I'nm 
informed eorrejiJoiidH the Goiliic of tlie 
4lh ciiil,, ihe Anglo-Saxon of the Kili 
ecnt,, llio Danish of 1524. iho Swcdi.'^h 
of 15U4, and tlie Dutch of MM. 

It should he i'eniend>ered that lapll^. 
ma coiTPsponds with hupUzo a frequenta- 
tive Greek verb. IJnlliou siiya, " Fre- 
'fUeitUilivca exj>res» rcpiakd action," also, 
" I'reijnaitatives are those which signify 
Tlicse commonly end 
(Gr. Grain. §72,133,8. §115, 
:n4. 2). With this agree Rosl (Grn 
^ 94, 2. h), also, Butlniaii, (Griini. § lia. 
1, 5, 2). To tliie class of verbs belongs 
btfplizo. Ill Mipport of this statement 
wc appeal to lexicographers of acknowl- 
edged Bcliolai'sliip and ability. Liddoll 
and Siott define baptlzo "To dip repeat- 
edly," i&c. Dt.nnegan says, "To iin- 
inei-se repeatedly into a liquid," &c.— 
Pai^ow says, "To immerse often and re- 
peatedly," &(.: BretschuL-ider >:\yy, 
j " Properly, often to dip, often to wash," 
ikc, ami KieliardBon's largo English 
Dieliunary dt-lines bnptii'.e ns anglicized 
iu James' trauslnlioii from l/(ipllzo"To 
dip or merge frequently," &c. Our po- 
sition is still strengllicncd when we re- 
member that while thenc pronunent lexi- 
tograpliei's find iu btiplno the idea of 
repetition, uol one, as far iis we have 
been able to leurn, denies it. It is true 
that a large c!a.-w of lex icogra phot's omit 
it, which umit<si»n, however, is no twli- 
Tiicre arc several im- 



the frcqncntativo fi.rrc oi bujiUzo that 
cannot with fqual propriety 1il> urged 
agaiust tlie whole cUi^t of Greek i'requcn- 
totivef. Ilenec, before ckimiug that 
the eiiprca^iou "anr Onptimi" i» eontiary 
to our mode of ailniinistrniioii, they 
mti'l prove not only that baptiio dot« vol 
admit of rfpdHion of action, but that this 
entire ciiuu of verbs ending in zo nud 
olhci-8 to which liiipU:n belongs, which 
fitrni a ctin.siiUirlonnl feature of tbo 
Greek langnagf, «ic an inipoxition and 
have no mtrh une, for as long as it is pos- 
sible for any olhc* frequentative verb to 
admit repetition of action, Itiplizo niny 
do the snmc. Some have tried to beg 
the question here by saying that " repeti- 
tion don't mean trine." I auswer, three 
ttctioua following each otiier in succefi- 
siou, docs make repetition, buL oncaelion 
alone never can. Mr. Campbell tried to 
cvndc the frequcntiHivc force of lo by 
what he called a "nno theory" of his 
own, viz. : that lo does not intlicntc the 
repetition of ihe action wliich the root 
denotes, bul the rapidity wilh which the 
aetion should be performed. (Campbell I "j"^ 



I vr.i 1 o ism iu)i.ivi:si*. 
ved fniiii our mub we must, of 



the Uiivchilor; '■The .'Spirit mid ihi- 

IJriilc (the church) say, com^. And let , Wheu *. 

him (the IwHever) that hcnrcth »:iy, ni«ewily. remain in a saved condition 

conte. And let him that 'if athinrt, (the \ n\u\ relation to OoO, '.o make our calling 

eanie.*t secktrl, come. And icAoMcvfi- , i,(,iy. " Keep youreelv(« iu the love of 

win let him take the WaU'i- of Ulcfree- \ Qo.!," U the way the ajHwile Jndc fftyt . 

/y"{Kcv. 22: 17). Oh what refreshing ! Ji. Lei mu find no harbor. Yet if it 

brccxea arc tbcac from the highlands of ,i(,£.eivc you and eauso you to offend or 

heaven ! Docs not this tact seem almost ' to prr. it «hall not drive vou ny 



BAPTISM 

Into Each Name of thcTrinity. 



ipccial call to yon, dear render? Je- 
sus calls yon. Can you realiM it? — 
Ilavi) the bauds of sin bound yon so 
tightly that you cannot come? This 
caunot be, mcthiuk?, for Jc^us has brok* 
en the power of sin, and it binds ns only 
as wc yield to its acnitercd inHiienccf. — 
Jesns saves tbc chief of dinners, lie in- 
vites all, and 



and Rice Debate, p. 78j. Ilcaubslilutes 
the idea of rupidity, so irreverent in its 
aj)plieatiou to a ."acred ordinance, for 
repetition, as though the two things were 
at all alike, and [aits this unv ii/caof his 
oicn in ihc place of a constilutional fea- 
ture of a language, vcnerRble with age, 
and rich in sacred and classic literature. 



HE SWES Al.I. Tll.Vr fOMK 
unto him, according to \i'.» directions. 
Ilis very iiaiiteindieatcEsnlvation. About 
the time of the birth of Jeans, an angel 
of God appeared to JoHqih the espoused 
husband of Mary, the niollier of Christ, 
and raid : " Thou shalt call hi:< name 
Jlsi'S for he shall ttavc bis people from 
Not til their sins, but " from 



IIY J. W. STKIN. 

1)11 l'...iiic exclaim with asioui.-ihmcnt. 

)"What our immcritinn f and ihrne 
'(iiKir-if*".".'" Such, I renuirk, is uotat 
nil .•■Irjiu'.'c w1m-u W'c n-llect » lilllc UIkui 
llip n.-e* iind idii>nis of hinguuf^e. When 
(.'lirisi speak;* of the nnivciyal chnrch he 

dU it •• My rhnrch." {Mlr.iau ) (Matt. 
Hi: l.S). i'ani calls it ''w'i''l)ody." Yet 
we find ils local parts called ••cJitirchr.i," 
(Mfc'i'ii). There was tin- church at 
Uoiae, at C.-rinlh, at ICphcsvif, Ihe 
"i7(T(iW.M of diillatia,'' the " «evcu 
rhirrl,,.^ 1 ,-/;Wr,*mO of A^a " (Uev. 1 : 4). 
Ill n.ijimon language, the woodsman 
lliiit \i)\i- nitolf hislo-x, say;;. " I have cut 
oir my cut." Ibil bow did he get it ollV 
liy cnls. Von call that bronchial irrita- 
tion a "congh," but of wbat doe* it con- 
sist? Of ccaighs. I niakc tlieso rc- 
nnirks tmly to sb»w that the mmw word 
ricn used in the Kivtjidar lo express 
the ii'/Kj/f- of n thing, that is used iu Ihe 
phiral 1(1 cxprc>v-i iln parf". Alexander 
Cnrmii, (Hio of llie most ilislinguiphcd 
IJaptist writciif that Ku rope ever pmduc- 
cd, fuuiul no diflicnlty with ibi.'* thought, 
lie said, "Tbc three ininici-sious used by 
the ancients in ibo pcrfonnnnce (»f the 
rite arc callcil trin haptigmata, three bap- 
il-iH*, that is, three ivnner«ionn; for it 
coidd not have been three pnrijieationf. 
il wa^ only "itf pniificntitm. I am well 
awiirc iliiit, the three imnici-sions may be 
culled also one baptism, ^fy phiUmiphy 
Clin iKvoiiiit for this. When they arc 
said to In- three baptisms, the word isut 
cd ill reference to the act of immersion ; 
when liny luo called one baptism, tbo 
word is Used in reference to the rite in 
il!4 appropriate sense. The three ininier- 
flinis lire, ill tbc cstinmtioii of those who 
iiJ-'d (hem, only one rite, which was dcs- 
'^I'lilrd by the word baptism " (Carson 
"'I Ihipli^ni, p. 491). UuL wc do not 
iieid ihf fnregniiig argument, Imwcver 
iiv;iilublc, if we remember that "«i bup- 
I'vmi" lure ruidend " one bni)tism," 
'■'•limit 111' rindcrcd •'onr dip." Could it 
h'* Hi.ilerid by n;nie Word bcoring tiic 
'■iiini' rehilion iobapta that bapti'tna has to 
li<>j:ll:tt, Hk- advocates of the ciiiglc action 
^"iidd have an iirtiunuiit. Jut/, put on 
1" a verb in the present toiisc indicates 
'■'p''"'i"n or eoiitiuuati<in of action. — 
Mill-, ri(,c n/pjt, cxiniisis but one action, 
bill onr. ^tif.pimj, involve,'- a pliiriililij of 
sli|is. 'I'liu word «/!('«/■ really requires 
hut one arlii'iilatiou, but one »pe<dintj, 



♦NiiTi-..— "Kko.oimkvos." ]mv. in ^ 


o.«(l l.y 






iiiivo i>ri)1)Jiblc> from dlilrr iiinl u.^rc 


I'cliiil.lc 


renititigs, ns ■' tiiTniiii'Qiciiiin," wlijtli 




lit ilio uiurc cui'i'vi'l rtinUt'ring, ns it i 


■i.leiiily 


ci>rr(.'»|ionUei kviili h. U;S: A. 




{To be Condmwd.) 





mony against it. 

]iortant incidents recorded by tbc cvaii- 
gilist John, which Matthew, Mark and 
l>uke do not nu'ntion. Do wo, thcrcftne, 
impeach tbc corrcctmss of Jolin's tcsli- 
inoiiy, nnd reject it? Verily not. Had 
Maltlicw, Mark and Lnkc coiiii-adictnl 
.luhn, the case would have been dilUr- 
ciil. And had other lc\;ieogia|ihci's oj*- 
po^cd 111.- li.-limoiiy of M.^-i-s. Liddcll, 
Scott, iJoniicgan, r;i»ow and Hret- 
Ffhiieider, the matter would be diflcroul 
hero. Hut /KMi/ii'c te^limouy can uevev 
be invalidaletl by mere omi,s.-<ioiis. Yet 
I do not know thai I ail! go amiis if I 
say ail k-xicoi,'ra|>heis have granted wbat 
wc claim in tlie Iropicnl meaning ot7>a/j- 
/i':o when they dclini- it, '• To il'je, to ir<i:h. 
In f/.-iii?*r, to pnrijij, to pn-form iiblulion." 
At. Hero I appeal to the candid, Inai- 
cst mind to ilceide for iI^elf whether 
thei'e cllccts arc accomplishi-d by one 
dip, or by our dippiutj .' When one .ids 
coloi's, or when you wash your hands, or 

{■loihe-, or pcrlbrm any other abiuti is 

it done by one, or by npral.d adinii.-V 
Jiiiplo Tueaiis to dip, Ac, without ihe 
idea of repetition. Hut it anil eiiibnplo, 
\[& compound, occnii* (Hily six times iu 
the New Testanicnt.*and never of bap- 
tism. The following are the cxam|de3: 
Matt. 2(;: 2:!,," has been dipping (nn- 
bapna^) \m hand." Mark M : 20. "dip- 
ping iu (nnbaplonienoK) with me." Luke 
1(1: 24, "that be may dip (/»«;>«'■) his 
finger." John 13: 20, "Shall dip," 
(bap>!as) and " having dipped (rmbaprnx) 
Ihesop." Rev. 19: Vi, "garment dip- 
ped ibi'b'ivnneiion*) iu blood." Here 
we Bce the application of bapto, while 
boptizo is said lo occur eighty times, and 
wherever llie oidinauce is rclcnvd to. it, 
wilh its cognates and its corresponding 
Mdislantives, is employed, 'fhis being 
tbc case, I maintain that the apostle's 
language, " One Lonl, one faith, one bap- 
tism," when undei-stood, only supports 
our position. Some liavc criticised our 
objection here by saying tbat "if bapti- 
io alim^\s repetition of action the ctnn- 
;ht be read, " Bapli/.iiig tlu-iu 



OUR CALLING OF GOD. 



I their nius." A divine misfiouary must 
I have a divine name, nnd iu this name 
I there is centered the inlliu^ and power 
of fiilvation. This is the name that wc 
mutt have not only "bi/ liciirt," but in i 
the heart — ia the life — onr all in all. — 
Every one must find in Jcsua, the propi- 
tiator, a i-cmcdy for sin, a Savior IVom 
the dominion of sin, and a sauctiticr un- 
to true holiness. We arc odled of 
God from the kingdom of sin into 
the glorious kingdom of true right- 
eousness and holiness. Sia nnii^t be 
abiindiaied and rti^istcd even untolilo»d, 
if need he. He who calls wants a fall 
acce])laucc — a whole sacritiee. IIo will 
save his pcojde, and they are IIkmo wbu 
believe on hun an<l obey his leuclungs. 



IiXNUMKUAlU 
have lived an. 



1 away from 
llie camp of the Lord's anny in despair, 
if you coufcsi yourfttult anrl repent of 
Your J»rd knows full well liow wc 
arc "Mibjcct to vanity." lie hafl pro- 
vided relief from our regrets, and our 
fiuliagi«, our Borrows, our tnaible;. The 
beloved disciple admonishcii and com- 
forts us: "These things I writu unto you 
tliat yc sin not ; nnd if any mau sin, wc 
/((ice (111 advocate with the Father, Jesus 
Christ, the RighteoU!. : nnd he in tbc Pro- 
pitiator of our sins; and not furoiirjtoH- 
hj, but aho Inr the nina of the whole 
world" (I Jiio. 2: 2). Rejoice :uid give 
thank.-, for the excellency of your call- 
ing of Go<l. God "hath saved a* and 
called us with a hohj cnlUny, not accord- 
ing to our works, but according to tns 
own purpose and grace." Thbs "holy 
culling" fotbifU any trust in onr own 
doings, and pointjs us to Christ alone fur 
our salvation. We laight to do all lie 
I has commanded us to do, simplij beeaute 
we love him, and not trust that our doing 
will eave ns. This would be trusting 
I more in tbc ci-eateil than in the Ci-cntor. 
TrUHt in God and in Jeus, hU wcU-be- 
lovcd. l*ot him, as a living, sufficient 
Savior, be the supreme object of our 
failli, our hope and love, and then wc 
call no iimre keep from walking in Ids 
commandments than the waters of a 
fountain fiiuii following their channel. — 
Po shall we keep his C(anniands— the tt-st 
of <air calling of God. TIiIs is ll.c 
"bigbway of holincsi." God ia lioly. so 



CRAltLK millions of peoidc 
1 die.i on this earth 
(iilice llii- ^i\^h day of (Jod's creative 
work, when man wiis created in the im- 
age of bi.-i Designer. Wc are struck 
with awe when we think cd' such a nu- 
merical wonder. And wo feel siul when 
wc contemplate another ihouirht: nrrif 
one of thc,-.u was a jdnnrr la^ftn'c (iod, 
and bad need of the nionenioit which 
wan made by the sacriliiv and the i>bcd- 
ding of the innocent and pivciou.-. blood 
i.r Christ, lu" the Savior of the worhl." 
Thi.t i^ a sweeping asstrlion, and must he 
correct or the Scripture;* arc Hiiintclligi- 
blo. No one ean lay claim to tliut iinio- 
cency and holiness which vVdaiiiandEve 
|io!st.>^scd before ihcy violated the Givat 
(Vcalor's command: "Of every tree of 
tbctiardcn thou maycst freely cat, but 
of the Tree of the knowledge of good i 
ami iril. Ihon "h.dt not cat t>f (/." Kvc | 
Iii>t yielded to tcmiitatiou, and then Ad- 
am, and .so they ato 

•■Tlicfiml : 

or llirit furliiilitcn (rco wliiao iiioiWt l"»le 
I!r,.iilflil iluatli itil.1 iho worlil. niul all i.in- wo. 
Willi los!) of Kileii. till uiie sviiilev Mnu 
llcMlorct ua." 

— See MiKoiif" P»radi*e Lod." 
This was an crupiiou of a volcano of 
con option which has covered the face of 
the whole earth with the lava of sin. — 
There is uot a spot on the globe that is 
fiw from the invasion of the dreaded en- 
emy of tiod and man. Wc arc all 
" s.dd under sin." But tbc Plan of Rc- 
ilcmplioii bus hcen exceiitid, the way to 
our "l-'athei's house" Iiil. been opened 
by bis beloved Son, tiie true JKlievvr's 
l-.ldcr Urother, and 

A C!HNi:ltAl. CALL 

has been made. As every soul was con- 
cluded under sin, so he is a sa<-rifice un- 
to (jod for all, and every soul is heartily 
1 to come and be reconciled and 



Hdovcd r.-iider, arc yon thus numbered ' theief.n-c. we must be boly. " Re ye ho- 
withhis people? If not. why „(,t?— | ')■ l'"' I "'" l"'b'," .aithonrGod. "Fol- 
ICtcniiiv will answer for vou. Make 



liable. W'hen you are so :>encroUMly, so 
cordially invited lo such a fi-ast yjf 
giind things as the go»pcl call aQiirds, 
how can you delay? Decide now. — 
Come on the Lord's side atul be saved. 

niil.liiviats IN Ji'ii's 
who have accepted his call to repentance, 
nnd taken upon you his yoke of obedi- 
t-uce lo ki^c]> his commandments, wc arc 
mined by the spirit of a loving Savior 
ti. whi>^per to you of your hol;i tidlimj. 
Vou arc called as "pricpls unto God" to 
minister at God'* altar, and there otfer 
your own selves, presenting your bodies 
a lirin'j saeiilicc, hahj, acceptable unto 
God, which is ytmr ivasoiiuble si-rviee. 
Nothing is to be rcscrvtd. No sacrifice 
U worthy of God's iicecptation unless it 
be II complete ofl'eriilg. To such service 
ye are called. O ye who have been "bur- 
I icd with Chri^il in baptism " (Col. 2: 12). 
" 1 bftccch ytai that ye walk worthy of 
the vocation whercwilb yc arc called" 
(Kph. 4: 1). Yourcallingisavocati<m. 
n labor, a si'rvirc, an employment, a Hfc- 
biisi nets, and it is holy. It ia nil for 
your own benefit— your salvation from 
gill and il-s dreadful lonsiqucncts— and to 
bring you jicace an<l happiness through 
days of grace and ages of eternity. It 
is written of Jesus: "Tliongh ho were 
aSmiyct barned be obidience by the 
things which he snU'cred ; ami being 
made perfect, he became the Autlmr of 
eternal salvation niilo all thatoliey him" 
(Hcb. 5: ilj. If, then, onr eternal sal- 
vation depeiiiU upon our obeilieuec, not 
as a thing of merit, but U> fulfill our call- 
ing of (u.d, then bow strictly, bow hum- 
bly, bow lailbfully, we ought to obey iu 
all things commanded us. O that we 
conhlnow liveas we will wi.h we had 
lived when life's la-^t houi-s come! Paul. 



il. The prophet wrote of him : " A ; in bis departing hoitr. cmhl «iy, "I have 



niis.tion mi 

"""•"•J ''" " ' "!: ":' ■;"'""• "';;; ' pTi,., ;;:,';; ;;:;;:i;,i:v;ii,.,; iz«. x^ ; iv,i.«i.. .. s-"i %i.>- u »,« » li^ii. „f 

' ,lc me : look onto me and be yc savcl. | faith aud devotion lo the cause ot J&us 
This ! all tbc ends of the c:irth " (La.* 45 : 22). and his sayings. 
John, the bclovcfl disciple, wi-otu the 

words of Jc-us: " Him that eomctli to . . , , , , , , 

n,clwillinia,wi.cca.t out" (Jno.O: like oM brother P««l : "Ihnvc kept the 
371. l-'aithfnl Paul w...u. to a young faith." Then let your calling be nu- 
ndnister- -Thi,^ is good and acceptable proved and made holy by your example 
i„ ihesi-ht ,d- God, our Savior, who will , and faithfulness, by your love lo Jesus 
In.ve airmen to be saved and lo come I and his word, by your love ami saenliec 
unto the knowledge of the truth (I Tim. '■ for your brethren and MStci:s ui Christ- 
2-:i). Of the mnnv similar proofs to the chuixdi of God. Let lu* make go.>d 
be found iu the Holv Scriptm-CB, I beg ' our holy vow: to mioumx' the world 
leave to quote one g'oldun passage wri^ with all its pernicious wa\-s. We arc 
Siillice it (hen to I ten by Saint John, in his exile on the , not mdy ^avid from onr "old sms," 2 
' Ule of Patmo^ at the dictation of Jesus. Pet. 1 : 51- l»" ^^ "i^' 



bapli/.ing llieni r>-pnilrdl'j 111 the name 
tbc Son, and bapt''i"^' "'^■"' rrpaitrdfi} 
in the name of Ihe Holy Spirit.' 
critici5in, bowevtr, is both impertinent 
and nnscholarly. I'ir.-'t. IJccansc the 
iiai'tieiplc hiiptizinij, in the lc\l, nliiildy 
admits the idia of coiitiiiualioii or rcpc- 
lilion, wbiib i<lea is limited only by the 
three diMlnct qnalifying elaus.-j of the 
t.-xl, and, Second. Uecaiise no verb, in 
jiuy language, can involvo more than one 
action al a tinio in the present icqse, but 
!i given suffix can expr.?-* or indicate a 
ytpctitiiin lU- f(»(/('iii(n'n"( of iho action 
indicated by the 
*av, no i.bjeclioii lan be urged against 



lU'otbcr, sister, you 
called of God. A»v yOu getting 
ady to say cheering, triumphant woiil 



low jjcace with all nun aud ludimsv, 
without wbith no man shall see the 
Lord." Surely if any of ns are lost it 
will not hcNud lliat we. were n.it warned. 
Kvcry [>a;4C of the ISiblu calls on iia u. 
pniise tnd soivc Ibc liviug God. W 
ha^e ■■[nvctpt u]«iii precept," ai.d c;illi 
with an holy <ulling. A holy life hn. 
ou eiii th i.-' llie qnardicatiun io gain ad- 
uiiltance into the j ri.'scnec of the King 
whom wc- «rve. If we live ia hii we 
arc n..l calldl. Lut if we biloagtoClirlht 
we can sincerely say : I bale nolhiag »o 
iiiuch t\^ fin ; I desire daily lo git rid of 
it; Loid help me to bch.dy. Is ibis the 
way you follow Ji-siis? L this the man- 
ner of ^ our life towanl CioJ and his 
d '/ Then pnw on. and soon ytai will 
r ihc skd pbindil, welldoni'. Vmir^ 
is also 

"AilKJIl CALl.ESC OFliOD. 

in Christ J^^ns" (PhikS: l".). Let it 
ennoble your heart and set it u|hiii heav- 
enly tilings. IaH it elevate your disiivs, 
your tastes, your hopes. Let it raise the 
tenor of your entire life so that it will be 
spent for God aud his holy service. You 
arc partakers of the " heavnli/ calling " 
(Ueb. :t! 1). 

Your calling is holy be<-ausc it is 
heavenly. It is a call from heaven aud 
by heaven's Proprietor. If only man 
call thee into the service i f God or the 
memU-rehip of hi* cl.urch, yt u may sus- 
tain a terrible loss,— wreck and ruia are 
alaiost inevitable. Until y<m m-ogmie 
vour call, a call from heaven, you re- 
main uueallcd. Are yon called of God? 
Then serve biia. Does bis spirit quick- 
en you to " newuess of life?" Then 
walk by the teachings of his won!. Is 
it a calUo /(Ci'Cd .' Then foUow hcav- 
tii'.' Shepherd. Arc you n stranger hci\> 
and is luavcii your home? Then yours 
is a heavenly calling. Thus .mr calling 
of God is holy, hitjh. h.avmfy. Cbris- 
liau nadcr, do you ivalixc it lo \k so? 
Then y«ui an- bap|iy iu tlw calling. You 
can " ii dure luivdm-ss as o g<»oJ soldier." 
Yon cau " take up your ci-oss. deny thy- 
self and follow Jc^ins." Your cup is 
iiuw nunghd with joy and s«.ri»w. b»t 
when be who c;dls yon. shall call you 
home, vour joy shall know uo sorr«w. — 
The world has givat joy aud gladness 
wheu it erowas its victors. But p-uauil 
language fail tiv (U-M.-riU- the joy of 
heavea's dcnisens when Jwus shall wel- 
come his faithful, triumphant followers, 
and ci-wwn ibem joint heirs "Li't no 
mau take thy crown." 



W'OKK 



FA.MILY CIRCLE. CO ERES PO N D EN CE. 







RELIGION. 

Ti* n Mly anil n crime, 

To p»» religion by ; 
'(ir now ii iLo acceptvit lime ; 

Tu-uiorrow yo" '"By Jit. 
Out heart* f«)w liankr every liny. 

AnO more .leiif**eil liio niind ; 
Tlic longer we iieglccl lo l>«y. 
The IcB HC feel invlliieil. 

Vi'l sinnert rriHe- yuuiig niul olJ, 

Vrilii ilicirilyi'ig'lny; 
Tl.fii ilicy wuiilJ gito n ""ria »( gM. 

To Ii««<r(m1i«i>rln [imy. 

111., liit-n. IPSI ne «tii>ulil [xriiili Hm*. 

Ui uB no longer »nil, 
r„r limp will •"'in 1* ^■l»l »>"' "•• 

Aii.l Jpnlh will rixourSLiic. 



WHAT A PRAYER DID. 

ITsc»iiu-<l nB if tlic wlmlo village Iiiiil 
Uinit-)! oiil t-iiitU-iiilMiirtrnretMiison's 
iiinenil. Every one iiiouriiod as for ii 
liiuiiil. MarKiircl, llmiigli » pii'>r wo 
iiinii, Hiu nil itiiporUiiit i>er^>iim«o in tlic 
villngo. Wliercver Uk-r* was n ciek 
iieij;liliitr lo imive, tliecv tliH liar.1 work- 
iny ol.l womuii miglit In- found. No 
wmider. tiiorcroro, llial the tears wliitli 
it'll on tlie liny of her hiirial were U'lirx 
of irne nml almndanl sorrow. 

Wlien the funeral Imi! <Ii!<i)cr<L^il, ;i 
Btninger ftill lingered iicitr the pravo.— 
Aiic! when it wa- filled U|>. and lln- liil- 
h.ik unioothi'd, mIr- toi.k ii yonhj; ro'v- 
IrL-u from heiicuth lur eioak, an<l |.Iantc(l 
it on the gruve- ^Vilh a qniekennl step 
she then juuisfd doMii llic village, slopped 
for an inslauL at tlie jratc of MarpiretV 
link- garden, pliieked a sjing of sweet- 
hrier and n hit of iho Hower whieli onr 
vilhigcrs call iho ■'i-veilastiiig," and wa-i 
ahont to wiilk invay. 

"Dear nio," exriainied one of ihc old 
IR-opii', " if that isn't Mi-rf. Slaintou, the 
j)!iM-ii-hmker'8 wife. Why, it must he 
well-uigh (ive-an<l-tweiity years siuee she 
and her hushand i;iivi- up hiiBincss niid 
k-ll the plac-e." 

■' Nay, uny," ««iid another elderly per- 
son. "Sally Stainton was a hard, grind- 
ing woman, and never had a tear to 
sjiare for the living or fur the dead." 

I licarJ no more, for I hiwKueil to 
ovcrUikc the stranger. 

"Are vou a relation of Mrs. Ma^tu'a?" 
"No, nm'ani; nt least not that sort of 
kin which you mean, though in heaven, 
I believe, it will eomc out that we are 
very nearly related ; " mid the woiiiftii 
wept like a child. " I believe." she con- 
tiunid, " ihnt it L- owing t^i the pmyei-e 
i.f that dwir saint whose liody haj hi-en 
put int*) the gmve tliis alleniooii Unit 
mv soul wa."* ever snat<:hed from the wrath 
to come and brought to Cliri.*t." 

"Margaret herself would have told 
you," said I. "il.al the praise is not due 
to her pmyers, Iml to the saving grace 
and living iuterces.'iion of God's dear Sim. 
However, I believe wc me-in the same 
thing." 

EVERY-DAY RELIGION. 

llHv must come back to our jwiiit, 
1 1 whi.h is, noltourgeyou togiveyour- 
Bidf up to misaiou work, but lo serve 
God more iu connection with your daily 
calling. I have lieard that a woman 
whii has a mission makes a poor wife or 
a bud mother; tl is is very possible and 
at tlie same lime very lamentable; but 
the mifisiuu I urge is not all of this sort. 
Dirty r«oms, rlaiternly gowns, and chil- 
dren with unwashed faces arc swift wit- 
iieases against the sincerity of those who 
keep other vineyards ai;d neglect ihcir 
own. I tiave no faith in that woman 
who talks of grace and glory abroad, 
and uses no soap and water at home. — 
Let the buttons be on the shirts, let the 
childrL-n's socks be meniled, let the roust 
mutton be done to a turn, let the house 
he OH neat us a new piu, and tlie home 
be as hapjiy as home can be. Serve God 
by doing common actions in a heavenly 
»|>irit, and then, if your daily calling on- 
!v leaves you eraekiiiand crevices of time, 
fill them up w^ith holy aervitc. — Spur- 



OmteDtment is the chorteHt and brat 
road ti> geiiuiue liapjiincM. 



\ FROM PENNSYLVANIA. 

OUU Ixivo-fcaat at Spiingficld, Bucks 
county, eiimc ofl" on the Vtli iiii-t. It 
uns in truth a f^wt of love. The house 
W!W well fdled and good attention waa 
given to the word spoken. A goodly 
number of brellircn and sistent from 
L;incfl8lcr county as well as of surround- 
in" congrogntions feasted with us. The 
mi^iiilering hrctlircn were Urn. Davi<l 

C rlach and Orabill from Laiicnst- 

11- counly, — Yoder from IJiieks, ami 
Wm. Nice from Montgomery county.— 
Ilro. Moses Shuler was also present. — 
IJio. Jacob Boos!. living near the mect- 
in'i-hou.se, was not pLTinilied "lo share 
I M rich provisions." he being prostrnted 
on a bed of sickne^y. He had to endure 
jiunic Bore nfllietion, but U wlill conva- 
l.Mcent, May th'-' go«Hl I^ord nbundunt- 
iv bitws all of h:« dear ehihlmi. and 
bring Iiini still chwer to him, arouse 
every s.)ul to new energy in tliese frying 
tinuy, when sin and iniquiiy «o much 
abound:^, and llie h.vc waxes so cold m 
the hearts of men llmt a remnant may 
yet be saved. In looking over the uf- 
fnlra of Zion, il iilniosl appcai-s as if 
Cod's elect were deceived, "f^how pily, 
L)rd." Amen. 

H. F. KosKNUKRGEI 



EPISTOLARY. 

rpO ihc hrelhren and my numcnnis 
1 friends in Illinois, greeting: I lake 
this method of speaking to you all. 

1 k-n h*)rne the lOlh of August, in 
company willi Bro. Suni'l Small. We 
nrrived at Huntingdon, Pa., in the even- 
ing of llie same day, where I si>eiit a 
Jew days with my brother J. M Zuck 
and the Pilgrim family. Hud a v^ry 
pleasant wailing bclinc the U'VtV May 
llie Lord abundantly ble* them in their 
noble work, and ivward iheni bountilully 
for their hospitalities. 

I left on the next train for the 
Wc'st. I enjoyed the scenery along our 
route of travel, and mucli no doubt 
would have been interesting, had it not 
been secluded by the darkue.-'s of the 
night in which wc traveled. We arrived 
safely at Mt. Morris, Ogle counly, III., 
about three o'clock on Saturday after- 
noon, Aug 12th, and were met by a num- 
ber of frieinU and brethren, who were 
awaiting our arrival. We were kinrlly 
received and taken care of by the breth- 
ren of ihe Silver Creek congregalion. 

Next day being Sunday, we were ta- 
ken to the West Brnnr-h congregation, 
where we had two very pleasant meet- 
ings. Think tliey have a delighlful 
country, and ihcir hearts tcein witli love. 

Iletnrned to Silver Creek church and 
cnjoytd about five meetings, visiling 
llirougli the day and preacliing at night. 
Mi-etings were held nt Silver Creek and 
Salem, in the vicinity of Mt. Morris. — 
During tliis lime I renewed many form- 
er as-sociations, aud made many aeiiuaiiit- 
ances which 1 love to remember. 

Next I was taken by the hrelhren lo 
Carroll county. 111., where most of my 
relatives reside. Had meetings with the 
brethnn at Cherry Gi-ove church, where 
a strong aud active congregation is locat- 
ed ; was taken care of by kind and lov- 
ing hearts, and through their kindness 
visited nmny a jilcjisant home still fresh 
and plwisaut to recall. I was also taken 
lo Shannon where I met dear brethren. 

Visited Lanark and was well pleased 
with my reception by " Tin: Buetiiren 
AT WoilK." Here is where a newspaper 
is being published by the brethren .1 made 
the actiuaiutance of the bretbrcu who 
arc conducting the same, who are active 
and promise good things to the church 
aud tlie lord's caii.se. May God bless 
their eflbrta to the saving of precious and 
iin mortal souls. 

I next left Carroll county, iu company 
with a diiir brother, for Iowa, [tassing 
through Whiteside county. III., and 
(Jlinton county, Iowa, into Cedar Cijuaty. 
Next day about noon reached the point 
of destination, which is in the v'cinity 
of Clarence, Cedar county, Iowa. This 
country particularly attracted my atten- 
tion, and has bccu remarkably encceBS- 
ful in holding it thus far. I would like 
very much to try that country iu the 
Bcnsc of hvmi:. 



I lelmncil to Lanark by mil- J 

had now n.-aehed my farthest point, and , 

' commenced lending homeward, my pulse 

(,uiekcncd. and I became more scnsilu'tf [ 

in regard to the dear oitcs nt home, A ^ 

liny then, seemed almost as long as a ^ 

week befoiv. Perhaps it was noticeable 

at times, vet I labored hai-d to conceal it. ; 

I rcmaine'd hut one night in Carroll Co., 

I and was taken (by a dear one, who is an 

I "xtMlf" to nil) to Mt. Morris, III , wlicrc | 

I first slopped as above state-l. I again 

' had s,-veral mecthigs with the brethren 

, at Salem and Silver Creek. Then with 

I tears I left lliem. Oh! bow hard it is 

lo ]iiirt with those wc love eo dearly, but 

' wc would not wish il otherwise, as this is 

' the grand evidence that wc are horn 

: of God, bocauac wc love the brethren ; 

' for (iod is love. I arrivwl salely at 

' home on the Glh of Sepleinber, found all 

; well .-ind glad to see me, for which I .vns 

' tinlv thankful indeed. And now dear 

brethren and sistcre, and friends, pardon 

mc for the absence of your names, and 

yonr special nets of kindness toward me, 

bill rest assured they arc all trcasumi 

up. not soon to to he lost or forgotten.— 

This I a^k of you yet, i-einember mc in 

your prayers. 

May the grace and fellowsbiji of Ji-- 
-u^. and the communion of the Holy 
.Spiiii he with you all, Ainen. 
Fraternally youi-s, 

JollX Zl'CK. 

FROM THE FIELD. 

DKAULY beloved in [he Lord. May 
God bless you all and keep you )u 
ihc right way :— Jcsns says, " My father 
workelh and hitherto I work." 

Kvcrylhiug in every dejiarlment of 
lii'e is busy save the drones The devil, 
with bis united host-J, is working, and 
why "ot Uio bi-clliien bo at work? 
Thank Cod tbcy are. In your last let- 
ter lo me you sjicak of the very hopeliil 
letter you have received from Denmark. 
I believe that the holy ztal ui those dear 
one.* in Eni-ope h-os stirred out more than 
one brother from his hiding place. 

Il is not my purpose in this conimuni- 

lion to tell you what I have done ; that 

luhl not be edifying, for I do so little, 
and God tioes so much, tliat when I look 
at myself I have uolhing to write about. 

Bill I will iiollcc fiomctbing of what 
the Lord is doing through the lew hretb- 
ren who are in Mi\, where I have been, 
aii<l where 1 expect to go before I etart 
home. The hrelhren here do work, for 
they are continually aroused and incited 
on lo duly by the many urgent calls all 
around ihcin. And they not only have 
to go n "Sabbath day's journey " but 
from forty to one hundred miles every 
way. Thi-y must go, not closed up in 
conilbrlablc coaches, but mostly in open 
wagons. They, by their love and zeal 
for the JIiLster's cause, have built them 
up a cbaractcr that will be hard to break 
down. 

It has only been three weeks eiiicc I 
arrived here, and during that lime I 
know of upwards of twenty earnest 
calls that the brethren have received 
from diiferent directions to come aud 
preach, and these calls are mostly fi-om 
members of other deuomiuations. 

Why do they call for the brelhren? — 
Here is the answer iu their own words, 
"Becjiuse of the corruption brought up- 
on iia by a hired clergy ; wc have been 
driven in dismay to search the Scrip- 
tun's, not being satisfied with the pride 
and dishonesty of our organimtions ; 
henee we call for you to come lo our 
rescne." There seems to be a, general 
dissatisfaeliou in tbc jiopulur religious 
world among the rending and thinking 
ones. The brcthreu'a tracts arc beiug 
scattered, and they are telUug wonders. 

Pride and iiishiou are driving hun- 
dreds away from other denunmmtious, 
I and wilh delight they take hold of the 
plain, sim])le oi-der of the brethren, and 
I at the same time weeping that there are 
' some iu the church fighting against God's 
"peculiar people," and against one of 
I the greatest auxiliaries to keep out pride 
' ami the ahoininnhle fasliions ol the 
I w.j;ld. 

I Brethren and sisl«rs, just at the time 
[ when the great men of the world, with 
1 all tbc reliable oms of other religious or- 
gnnizntions, are giving ns right iu our 
1 course, wc ought not lo depart from sini- 



, Nor lb 



. ought t*i rise up 

n defence of the 



l.lieitv, hut 

South, Kast and West, m 

.:m,.le and self-denying leachnigs of the 

gos .eland of the spirit of the gospel. 
It has been remarked by «n""3 



thatbashisarmsaroundthegolo I^ 
world, that from a decision llie bieth en 
pa^^od in the Southern Dislnet of Mo 
thcywillnot tend to union. The fact 
i, the brethren do not want to unite 
«ith sin. And further, it is virtually 
.aid. thai tbcy. or all such churches or 
districts, do nothing hi the missionary 
work I believe the brethren in South- 
west Mo,, taking their circumstances in- 
to considemtion, are an c.'cample for 
work in the missionary field, probably 
beyond ihat ol any oilier dislriet in the 
brotherhood; their <K^ire is. that m 
allof tbeirlifennd example, they may 
bring Oie sinner from the wrid to Cbn-t. 
and not to things thai are more worhUy. 
sensual and devilish. The con.lition of 
ncarlv all the religious orgnni nations are 
sucli that when the man of the world 
unites and ,.nrticipateswilh them in their 
vain customs, he is a worse mnu than he 
was before. Shall the brethren bo so 
too? I tell you baptism, feet-wa.-hing, 
the Lord's supi>er and comnuinion, with 
a few other commands, will never save 
us when our dosties for pride, vanity, 
show aud the world, arc all the Eaiue, 
save that this damnable life of sin with 
tlnse black Ihings, arc gime into with a 
vain nud fatso prelensiou of the religion 
of Jisus Christ. 

The brethren in Newton have among 
the largest fields to labor iu. Their 
charge reacho this pmiit iu Kansjis 
where I am at present. They also liav 
a point in Arkansas, and also a number 
of far-off places in their own State.— 
They have decided to build a mocling- 
honse iu Ncwtoiiin, Newton Co.. Mo. As 
the hrethreu have no bouse of woi-ship 
in the Soulh-weit part of the State, it 
seems that for the good of the cause, it 
h necessary for iliem to have one as they 
now nuinher about seventy-five members 
iu that section, aud nearly all in quite 
liiuitcd circumstances. And they kindly 
ask the brotherhood to help iheiii to 
about SGOO.OO. Cro. Stein is gone most 
of the lime from home preaching among 
the' eluirchcs East, and the brolhrcH 
where he lives think if tliey are willing 
\a deny themselves of liis laboi-s that the 
more wealthy congregations where he 
has been and where he is now going, 
should help tlieni build a mccling-housc. 

I parted with Bro. Stein at the clase 
of the Love-feast season with the breth- 
ren iu Bro Samuel Click's congregation, 
near Nevada. Vernon Co., Mo. He is 
on a five months' Iriji, is going to be in 
Marshall county. Iowa, one week ; from 
tlieio lo Blackhawk, and from thence lo 
Lanark, Ills., where lie will labor one 
week, or nearly sii, and foin there he 
will go to Shannon. He will get to 
Lanark about the 28th of Nov., and will 
leave for Shannon about t'he4lli of Dec, 
where he will remain until the lltli, 
when he expects to start for Ohio. AVe 
hope the brethren at Shannon will not 
scatter the meetings too much. I trust 
that through the kind providence of 
God, I may sliare a part of that feast at 
Sliunnon, and participate in the joys and 
sorrows of tlio faivwell niceting at Slinii- 
iion Ihe night of the lOtb of Dec. Pray 
for us dear brethren and sisters, that we 
may be enabled to perform the great 
amount of lahnr that is yet laid out for 
US, and that we may meet in love. In 
this country where I now am, the breth- 
ren never preached but one sermon. — 
The prospccls here are good. Baptism 
will be administered to-morrow. 

Lemuel Hillery. 
Chi'roker, Kan. 

FROM KANSAS. 

CoLi-MBus, Kan., Out. 28tb, 1870. 

HUO. Hillery has been laboring ia this 
vicinity for about one week. Two 
jiersoiis linvo beeu added by baptism.- 
There are nine members here without a 
?Iie])b(id to watch over them. Who will 
come and feed them, and water tlie seed 
already sown? If ihia could he done, 
wc aye sure much good would come from' 
it. May the Lord abundantly bless all 
\]\ehrclhrtntilw)ri;,mnl ipialify us all 
for the labor to eomc. 

Uamici. llAI!.\l>i;t:, 



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lope, are well pleaded with it, and taT 
delight in using them, when writiu,, i'^ 
tlieir friends. Send for a package, show 
ihem U) tlie memhei's, and do good 1 
using them. Tliey will be sent yj^ 
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The Brethren at Work, 



A SELIGIOUS WEEKLY, 

eihtku .\xti rr»i.isiiKi> nv 

T. Meyers, M. M. KsUiliwi 
ASSISTKI> BV 
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1). Monlzcr, nud Jliitlic A- Lour. 



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is nn iinrnnipn' 
ChrislirniiiJ''"' 



Tub IIiihtiiuks at V 
mising ndvocatv of Prii 
its niivicnl imiiiy. 

Il rccugiiizu the New Testuuicnl an I'l'' <"'■' 
inrulliblo rule uf ntiih niid pi-nciieu. 

Il initiiilitinsllinl Fnilli, Uoponlaiico mi'l "''' 
tiiiii aru fiir the i'einis«iai) of »'\a»: 

Thni Trino lunnorsion or iliiiiting ll"' ""^' 
cliitc lliroo lliuoD fitcc-rorwiird is t'hiisli"" "'^ 



That Feol-Wiwhing, nn Inughl i" J"li» '^\ 
II divine coinDiand lo bo iibacrvcd In llieilii"" 

That Ihc Ur I b Ruppor ik n fall "'f"' ' 
ill C'iniieuliua mih thi CuniinuniDU vhMUi 
tnkcnin ihoeM-niag or iiflei Ihe th.NC i'" 

Thnt Iho Siilutnlion of Iho Holy hi" '"'" 
of riiarlly ts binding upon iho folh'""* 
Christ : 

Thai Wnr and Hetollntlon nro coalmij ' - 
Bpiril and •cll-denying principles of 'lii' '"' 
ion of JusiiH Chrial : 

Tliiit IL Non-Con formily to llic world in ■ 
ciiKlonit, diiily walk, nnd uonvoisfttion "'Ct 
liikl to true holinemi and Chi-iili'Oi pii'l)' 

Il rilso udvoenlctt the Seripliinil dn'J' "' 
ointing the sick wilh oil in the in'inc ^ 
Lord. 



In Mhorl it IB I 
iind Iho A,M,.iK.. 



vindlcftlor of all ll"'' ' 

h.ivi- enj.dnvd nlJ-ti "» 



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The Brethren At Work. 



"Behold I bring you. good Tidings of great Jog, whidi thall be unto aU People."— hvKK 2,10. 



VoL L 



Lanark, 111., November 23, 1876. 



No. 10. 



The Brethren at Werk. 

l,li|Ti:ii ,\Mt l'i:|ll.IS!ll-;i» WKF.ICI.V. 

J,. II. Uoore, J. T. Ueycpu, U, U. SBhelman, 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS. 

i: H.MilKr Ladoga, Ind. 

,1 \\ Stfiii Kewtonia, Mo. 

]). \'iiiiiriuiii. .'.... Virden,Ill 
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ASSOCIATE EDITRESS. 
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CHARITY. 



,\ii>l tliil so briglill; sliine in him, 
Who gave his IHu iri lovo. 

I lung to wciii' (he ruhc. 

l)f pci-fcci iliiiriiy, 
T\s gfwtOT Ihuii holli tniWi anil hope. 

And will not trcnso lo be. 

Thoiiglk fluent, men mny be, 

And spciik willi nngfl'K tongues, 

ir Tinl cnnlrolloil by chiirily, 
"I'is bill nx ctnply sounds. 

Tlioiigj] 1 inlglit fJiith ]iossci>!i, 
< And iinine men** Tnilh is strong). 

If I 'm mil clothed ivilli piirolovc'd drci 
Wbnie'ev I'li be. 1 in wronR. 

Thoiigb knowledge I ipighl gnln, 

To sdIvc I'ocU mystery, 
Vet all inv knowledge would he viiiii, 

^Viihoul this olinriry. 

If I linvo g.»o,lB ill sloio, 

Aiiil give nil to (lie poor, 
ir love in not ibe ruling cmise. 

My ncliuii in impure. 

My body uiiglil bo lmrue<l. 

To con»iinimn(c my *onl. 
If I lovo'n ll^sson hnvc not learned. 

In vuin llic pain 1 fool. 

I.ove sufroii long, is kuiil, 

Will nol I'psent or wrong ; 
Sii Jesus bore llic scorns of men. 

Anil colli rtkdiclions strong 

It NockH iiul onrtli'B ikpplttuse, 
Nor ticiilcs the mount of fame. 

Kill sti'ielly heeils Ood's sncred laws. 
Amid reproiieli nnd shame. 

Love dncH nil things believe, 
Thnt Ooil's Wor<l ilcie.i enjoin. 

Iliil no iiiilnilh nill it receivf. 
Though reason innko il fiiio. 

It meekly bcnra nil ihings, 

Tliiit come in duty's path, 
,\ii words of provuuiiliou brings, 

And is not given lo wrath. 

It hopes unto Ibo end, 

Forilmt, il ilocs nol »oo, 
Ibii in ihp briglil cclealinl Lund. 

iliir vision shall be froo. 

floil'M loveslmll never fiiil, 
Though propheuies 8halt cctise, 

And (livoi'B longuos no more nvnil, 
To publl-di words of pence. 



l-'o 



il dim 



or bright oolcstinl s^ , 

Kill then wo'H uleni'ly look uu him. 
Who now our honmgo olniitia ! 



Fuv Till' llr>al.n>« i.l W.. 

Tho Bible And Inspiration. 

NUMIIKR VIII. 

n^HR liuigiiajrc of Piinl ii.t (roiitiviiicil in 
J lirsl (,'i)niitliin!i3, st'coiul (.'Imptcr to 

till- cliisc nf llio siimc, iiKwt strikiiit;!)- 
ili^liliiv.s tin- inTf^eiiff of llio Holy Spirit 
ill nil tlml WHS tini>:lit by the iiposUes. 
'And I, luetliroii," says tlie iii"iHtlt". 



wliGU I cnmc unto ymi, came not witli 
oxcelleucy of speech or wisdom, ileclm- 
iiig tlie testimony ul" CJod." 

PurtliGi- lie siiys: ■' IJiit we speiik llie 
wiadoni of God in ii mystery, even the 
hidden wisdom which Uud ordained be- 
fore the world unto your glory; which 
none of tho jirinccd of this world knew; 
fur hud they known it, tliey would not 
liave crucified tlic Loitl of Glory. But 
03 it U written, "Eye hatli not seen, nor 
ciir licard, neitlier lins it ever entered in- 
to the liejirt of man, tho tilings which 
God li!B prepared for Ihem thnt love 
him. But God Inia revciilcd tliem uuto 
us by hissjiirit; for the spirit searches 
nil things, yen, the deep thiufja of God." 

The whole sum and substance o 
Paula language, ns here (juoted, show; 
thnt ho did not pretend to give a ptiilo- 
sojdiical reason of the doctrines 
he taught. He would liiivc ita under- 
stand that, that which lie taught, was uot 
derived from the wisdom of men, but 
WAS revealed to him through the si)irit. 

The UDsearchahlc riches of Goil, the 
mysterious workings of the Spirit, can 
alone he interpreted by the Spirit him- 
self. " For what man kuowctli the 
things of man, &nve the spirit of man 
which is in him ? Even so, the things of 
God kuoweth no man, hut the Spir- 
it of God." Further the Apostle 
says, "The natural man receiveth not 
the things of the Spirit of God; fur 
tbcy lire foolishness unto him, neither 
can he know them, beciuijc they are 
spiritually discerued." 

Here it may be important to notice 
again that the words preceding these, 
are, p]unnnatikoi«,pneumatika, sugknnon- 
(w, and more imrticularly imply, com- 
bining spiritual or clothing the trullis of 
the spirit in words of the Spirit. 

J. T. Meyers. 



hefuro thy face, which shall prepare thy 



V„tTli.. tlr.il.r.n..L W,..l 

WAS JOHN'S BAPTISM 
CHRIST'S BAPTISM? 



IT sotins strange tliere i^ a ucgiitive 
side to this tuiestion. But thou this 
world is full of strange things Wi 
pect to settle this long coutrovcrted 
ipiesliou before we close this articl ■, hy 
showing that John's Baptis-m is the only 
baptism that the New TcstJiineu/ 
anythiug about. Where have \vc any 
account of Christ instituting another 
baptism f Was not John's baptism th 
baptism of repentance for the vomissio 
of sins 'I And is not that still the Nc 
Testament baptism ? Hiis John ceased 
to prtH'lnim the coudilions nf Kilvation 
or is he still proclaiming them through 
the writings concerning him? And are 
uot the conditions of salvation the 
same? John is to-day preaching 
teaching us to bring forth frnit, worthy 
of repentiuieo. 

John's baptism was uot a eontrivnnce 
of his own, but be was guided by tho 
Spirit, aiul spoke as the Spirit gave him 
utterance. To aflirtu that John's bap- 
tism is not Chriatiau baptism, is to nfhrni 
that both Christ and John wcfo mistak- 
en; both affirm that it wns. 

Christ, in speaking of John, says, 
" This is he, of whom it is written : Uo- 
hohl, I si'iul my messenger before thy 
face, which shall prt-paro thy way bo- 
fore tbee." 

John iirepared tin- way by iiiti-oducing 
the conditions, (or plan) of salvation.— 
When Christ cann-, he did not introduce 
(I ULW phiti oroondiliou-s but aided John 
in extending the statue conditions. 

We will now look at a few passages 
that will establish the fad. "The bo- 
ginning of the gospel of Jffius Christ, 
the .Hon of God 



way before thee." " Now after John 
wns put in priMon, Jesus cnme into Gali- 
Ica, preaching the gospel of the kingdom 
of Ood, and saying ," The time is ful- 
filled, and tho kingdom of heiivcn is at 
hand: repent ye and believe the gospel." 
(-aiinot any one see that Christ taught 
exactly iho i^amc doc riiie a.« Jnhn? and 
pmctiecd the same biipti."iu '! Christ 
si'iit Piinl to Ananiiw to learn the way of 
Hdviition, Atid Aiuinias says to Paul, 
" AvIhl- and be bnptixcd, and wiuh away 
tliy sins." Anania-'. the recognized 
toulicr of Jesus hiinsolf, taught the bap- 
tisiu of rep-'ntanee for the romissiou of 
-sins. Tlii-i is the onlv b;ii)tism tunght 
\\itliin Ibelid^ of thcKew Tcsliimeut. 

1 might go on, and (juote passage after 

passage to prove that Christ time taught 

ithing different I'rom Juhn, but if any 

. ' nuinot sec the truth of this proposi- 

liim without addiliotial arguinents, he 

likely will U'lt sec it ivilii the additional 

irumfnts. 

Christ recognised Jolin'.s baptism as 
God's appointed way of salvation when 
piihlicly immersed by John. John, 
iving nu account of himself exactly 
the same as Christ does leaves no 
i-oom to cavil about this matter. Noth- 
ing hut tlie necessity of susttiining uu- 
criptund baptisms, could cause auy one 
I) think that John's baptism was not 
Christian baptism. 

Wc will now look at the passages o 
Scripture, usually brought fonvard t- 
prove the negative. The last commission 
is generally brought forward to prove a 
difference between John's and Christ's 
baptism. They tliirfk became Christ 
commauded his apostles to baptize into 
the names of the Trinity, that no sncli 
practice existed at that time ; but they 
might as reasoutihly think that tlie 
apostles never taught or baptized prior 
to this time. 

Is it not a uatural conclu-iiou from the 
premises, that if the apostles had been 
teachers and baptizei^ previous Id this 
command, that the command coutaltis 
nothing new, but merely e.Ntends 
more fully to tha wlioL- world what 
was up to thi.t tim-j courinel to the 
Jews? By referring to Matthew 10: G, 
wo find that Christ rostrieted his apos'.lcs 
to the Jews. In this ominisiiou th^w 
is nothing said of baptizing, but msr^dy 
of teaching. But from other part.'* of 
Scripture, we Icaiu that tbeydiil bapti^-' 
(John 4: I. 2). Now if they had been 
in the habit of tnching and baptizing 
prior lo the time that Chri=t gave the 
final or last commisiion, docs it not fol- 
low that Christ w.is not giving' a new 
comniaud, but simjily extending tbi'ir 
teaching and Imptixiiig? And if their 
tenchingaud baptizing were extended from 
the Jews to the whole world, the foru 
la was etiually au e.xteusyon. Do?s 
look reasonable that Christ would give 
oue formula for the Jews, and a diffn 
cut formula for the Gentiles? Is it not 
an axiom as cleiiras the light of heaven, 
thnt Christ gave us no new fonnulu, but 
commauded his disciples lo use the same, 
that evidently biul beeu used by John? 
The lu'opricly of such a command is 
easily seen, when we iu:«|Uaint ourselves 
with the fact that the Jews could not 
think of the idea that the Geutiles were 
to bo included iu God's plan of redemp- 
tion. Many of ihcin thought, thai 
Christ wns an im|>oster, simply on Jic- 
count of his ivspect for the unholy G.m- 
tiles. We therefore conclude that the 
last cominiii^ion is siiujdy an extension of 
the teaching and praetieo of the 
church. 

Some thiuk, as Paul had certain dis- 
ciples re-baptizod at Ephesus, it follows 
that John's baptism wiw not Christian 
is written in the ' baptism. We will therefore, disp 



something of .I.dm'.^ Imptism, nnd had 1 Nm.dl ui:»tler to live a Christian life. 



beeu hai)tizc-d by snme onu unto John's ! We aiv ourroundc-l by trials and t.-mp- 
biipti.sm and not unto Christ as .lohii tatious on every side, and union wc 

watch, wc will come far dliort of beiii" 

a light. 



hajitized. 

Jolin baptiz)J unto Clirist aid lh.>to 
certain disciple.* were haptiz'^d unto 
John. Wliat did Paul teach thes; iliv 
ciples? Simply what Job u taught. — 
"Then said Paul, "John vc 
with the baptism 

to the people, that they sliouhl believe in 
him. who should come after him, that is 
on Christ Jesus.' 

thi*<, they were baptiz-.'d in the name of 
tlio Iioi'd Jesus." Their error was in 
niisitvking John Wi the rctleemer of Is- 
rael. So soon a< they weiv properly iu- 
slrneted in Julin's baptism, thev were 
then re-bap:izcd. They wore not iu the 
first place taught by John or baptized 
with his baptism until Paul baptized 
them. Had they been baptized hy John, 
they would have known nil about Christ 
and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, for 
that was the whole tlteme of Juhn's ' 
leaching. 

Remember that Paul only told these 
cerliiin disciples what John really did 
teacb. Paul said nothing more than 
John would have said, had It* iu?t them. 
If my memory serves mo right. Ephesus 
WHS about 700 m;le« from the place 
where John baptizod. And tho f.ict 
that they were somewhat ignorant of 
John's teaching, proves to a demonstra- 
tion that they were not John'd disciples, 
or baptized with John's ba[itlsm. The 
narrative does not say tbey were John's 
discipli^, but certain disciples. 
Xorlli Topeka, Kan»a». 



What a [Hty it is thnt (o many pro- 
fetors lead a life that is contmiy Ui the 
Master's teaching, and thue bring di*- 
■ily baptized I prftce upon ibenwelvi^ as well as u|mn 
f repontauce, saying [ ,g,igi„„_ j „,„ !,,,„„,;„„ ,.„,„ ^.„,ji,|, 

every day, thar we have an iniluenee 
over those around its, and how i<ad I 
When they beard t f^^l to see that oftcnthat inQuencc i. not 
always lor good ; thnt our faults have 
more effect than our virtues. 

S<» now my dear brethren an<1 xistcrs 
do let as try to do better, let us show to 
the world that we are learning iu the 
school of Christ, ami that wo are living 
for a glorious object. Let us labor for 
au increase of holiness, both for ourwlves 
and others. There is a work to be done, 
there arc souls to be saved. God hao 
provided means by which tliey may be 
saved ; but we must make use of ihose 
means. If we use those menus aright, 
we know that they will accomplish the 
purpose. We know that God's promise* 
arc true, no matter bow far we nmycome 
from fulfilling ours. God will fulfill 
hi^ Once more let me say, watch, and 
pray 1 

•Sltanit»n, III. 



MAKING PROMISES. 



BRO. 



r... Tl„- 1lr,-ll.n r. .1 Wo 

HOPE'S ITEMS. 



f^ AUGHT ! Yes caught, and that too 
\J by partly proinisiug; but 
und.Tst od as a promise, ami what it will 
do, we shall SCO. 

Wnnt is a promise '! 

A declaration, written or verh.il, m ide 
by oue persim to another, which biixU 
the person who makes it, to do or forb..'ar 
a spffcified act ; a declaration which 
gives to the person to whom it b made, a 
right to expect, or to claim the perform- 
ance or forbearance of the aet« — W-sb- 
ater. , 

How very easy it is to nmke a promise ! 
Aud bow niuoh it will b? noticed if wo 
fail to make it good! There are somu 
watching all the tiniv", to s.-e how near 
we come to what we profess. And ther^ 
is no better way to find out a man's 
character than to wateh liis dealing*. 
"Let your light so shin^ before tnoii. 
that they may see your good works, and , ,,^^;. ^\^f^\\„g 
glorify your father which is iu heaven." 
— Matt. 5: l(i. 

I know there are iijany ways in which 
wo should let our light shine, and I 



— If aunibihition of the wicked, is 
God's justice, then Christ, in order to 
bear the sins of the whole world, must 
have been annihilated. If sc, then we 
have no Savior. If he was not annihi- 
hited, that being the wages of sin, then 
we have uo Savior. But if be met the 
piinalty, aud paid il, and still was not 



aunihilateti, no sinuer will ever be, for it 
i^ not God's will, that mau shall become 
nothing. 



— The Bketures at Work has 
reached us, and was read in Danish to all 
the stiiuts here. May the I.ord bless 
you all abundantly, — all who are zea- 
lously cngage<l iu the gooil work. Indeed 
hands iu the Lord's field are iCarcCL — 
Gladly should we give up life and idle- 
nesc^, to do better things. Let the truth 
over appear clear iu your pap3r. Show 
that every child of God is commissioned 
to " go and teach," whether it 1 e hy 
tongue or otherw ise. Just so it is done 
with ' the ability which l^oil giveth." 



— How many good hamls and hearts 
did I SL-e uncini>loye«l in my trip from 
the West t*. the East ! Why tot be at 
'• the bread of life," to 
the poor starving souls all around 1 The 
world is on fire, aud many are uot so 
much ns willing to throw a cup of water 
on the flames. Go to work, vo believers 



the .Hon 01 uoti ; as it ■= n.".™ .■• ".> ™,..--.-.. ,■■,,.. . 

prophets; Behold I send my nuwugcr | this ohjeetiou. Ihiwodiseiplcs had heard 



know that I fail in very many things of i in the \jOTi\, if you have not begun, aud 

living up to what I would like, aud that show the redeeming love of your Ro- 

I oonie far short of showing as nmch of deemcr : And wbea you have bi^un, 

the Christian eharaetcr as I should; yet , ke*.'p al it. 

by the grace of God, I am determined j ,|„p„, Udegaard^gadf, 

to try to improve mure atid more, and J)cn}nark; Europe. 

hope that finally I may overcoma those 

sinful propousltius inherent to our na- 

tures, 

I sDtnetiiuKs think, there is uo oue 
thing !u which so many of us fail, as iu 
the fulliilment of a promise. How oft- 
en do wo promise to do this and that, 
and fail 1 and very many bitter dis- 
uppoiutmenU have we eausi;d by our i\v- 
glect, to say nothiug of the siu we will 
have lo repeut of, aud perhaps hnvc sonic 
restitution lo make, for uot fulfilling 
these promises' 

These an' things that we should thiuk 
of, aud try to improve in this as well as 
iu every part of our lives. It i^ no 



I hope to carry my re[>ent«nce to the 
very gates of heaven, for every day I 
find I am a sinner, and every day 1 neeil 
to rejwut ; and so 1 mettu to t-nrry my 
iv|>enlanee by Gotl's help to the very 
gates of heaven. 



Sin is never overcome by looking at 
it, l.ul hy liHiking away from it to Him, 
«bo Inire our sius on the CJVis*, The 
heart is uover wou bi\ck to Go*! by 
ihinking wo ought to love liini, but by 
lenniiug whil he is — oil worthy of our 
love. 



TI-IE 13KETI-IKEK ^^'^ 



VOHK 



The Brethren at Work. 



I rrcatiir.- llirmij,'li !''<»« 'rials, which fire , youiifer 
( somcliiiios more lliiiii even enough lor 



There 
■rmui 



i> n^ilution. little tliiiikiiiij they 

■ The llrrilirvix ni Wnrk." will 1* vent poi.1- „.,.„, (aldnj; iiilo lli(? Ikwoiii of the pnill 
p«iil, i.. ^iiy nil'lrr-' in iI.p I'liiid SIMM or I ., ,„(.|„|H>r ihiil wuiilil aflerwiiriin rtUetrt 
C^tnit'tn. forjl 811 t*"" "n"'""- Thiwo »«iiilin^ 1 „ JusUT on llip iliiiiiiU of Masonry 



cijtlil nrnnw niiJ »ltl M. will rccfifc irn «ilr» 
cop/ fMe of ctiurp*. Fnr nil o»«r this number 
lilt oirnt will bo «llo««l 1-J ccnn for ewh »d- 
■liliiiiinl nninc, wliich nmoiint can Vmj iloluottil 
fnim llic money, Wforo don.liiig ii 10 ii». 

Money OnlcT*. l)r»ft», wiJ RcRiiilcrcd Utlcw 
mo/ bo sen! « our ri»k. Tlicy Bliould be mido 
|KtrDb!e to J.H. Moore. 

Siili«criplii)ni. coniniunicnlions. etc., ahoulJ 
b.T»Miv^.nl: J. B. UOOBE, 

L&nark, Ckmll Co., 111' 
LAyARS, nj,, , NOVSUBEB 23, 1876. 



Champaign Oairlti 

Our readers will olwerve that the 
nl>ove is given hy Mutonie auUiority, and 
Iho tnilhfiilnaM of it will not likely he 
ealted into ijuestioii ; lieuce wo Imve a 
fiw obflervatioiis to offer regarding sonie 
fiaturea in it. 

What is tliis that is called the " au-Jnl 
tiii'l mf/fUriow errfinony through the firtt 
lifottrpnf" Were we not afraid of of- 



brothtr sBved her life 
,..,j.«t be something «.<■/«/ am! my^" _ 
indeed if liio mere seeing of it wftcr""" 
Millieicut to rcjiiire the dealli of "'» 
nncent ijirl. A.^.in we ."U^k. \Jh.' 
Iherc in this secret society so awf«/ tl...t 
il. member would woner be- gudty ol 
laki.iL' the life of im innocent girl tlinn 
tohnveiticvenie.1? Bid those persons 
consider Iliemselve? nionilly bound to 
take the young girl's life in order to keep 
hid " the awfnl and mysterious ceremony 
through the two first steps f " No won- 
der our hrothcrlioo.1 as ft body isopposcl 
to its nieinheis uniting wilh this secivt 
so.ielv. when tliey nlwund in the "aw- 



MkbtiXo in the Ml. Zion nieoling- 
Iiouw in I^.iiinrk next Sunday, comnienc- 
iiiL' nt 10 A. M. 



I,i:Miii;L Ilillory airived home lo-st 
Fri hiy. Ue is alill «l"ile miwell, not be- 
ing nhle to he out-doors. 

SfiucntnKiis linve been coming in so 
rapidly during the last two wecka, tbat 
we are ciilirely ont of Xoe. 1 and 5. 
01 otiur minibcn) wo slill Imvo some on 
Jiund. _^ 

A iiMK cros^niark on the upjwr right 
band cinier of our jmpcr, denotcn that 
the iubucrijitioii expires wilh the next 
number, and when Miiwcrihera see tlieir 
I'liper thtis marked, and «i.sh it contin- 
iiiyl, they should renew their subserijitiou 
lit onte. 

Tina week we scud to each member, 
who IniNdoniitcd lo the Tract As8oeiation, 
n litket (ontainiiig the names of eight 
hii Ijireii, fniii wh<ni live may be chosen 
III iLiii.Kiiiuie the Board of Managers. — 
I'jiriics receiving ihe curd will find full 
diivelions prlnU'd on il, nnd will return 
till- mrd lis soon as lliey eiiii, ns we wisli 
tlicm nil ill by Dee, 20lh. Meinhcrs 
» ho hiive not yet donated, and dreire lo 
p:irli('iptite in the pclertion of the Hoard 
<if Managers should send in their ilonn- 
lionsnl once, und they will receive a 
lani tlie Kinio as nil other donoi's. — 
Tliiisc wi-nliing to know more nbout the 
A^.-uu'introii ."liould .lend for circular, or 
wie lii-si niiniber of TiJE Bhki'iircm at 

WuKK. 



fending some of our brethren, by what , f^^^ ,,„',| „iystcriou3 oercinonies, 

III -y regnnl a."* profanilv, we would here I •^\^^, f^^^ .,„rt of ibe Mnftiiiic oath re- 

• ■ - ... I ' ■ "I of 



ijuires cvvry candidate to sny that 
my own free will and accord," Ac. we 
wish to know if this young girl was tak- 
en into the Lodge of her own fret- hiII 
andaecordt or WAS she not «»)n;>c/fed tn 
enter the Lodge to save her life? If 
this ia wbnt our .Vq^oimV authorllti calls 
" reflecting a luster on the annals of Ma- 
sonry." we would like to know what 
wonid reflect thanic an.l disgrace on the 
inslitution. If wo were compelled to 
ter either this or any other society 



|.riift, word for word, the amjiil oath, 

w hich is ft part of that awful ceremony 

throtigli which every Mason must pass 

(HI caU'ring the fii-sl degree. No wonder 

llie young woman wiH astonished. We 

wonder what would be the feelings of 

molhern and wives if lliey were i>ermit- 

tol to behold what was seen by this 

young woman 1 When speaking of this 

oath, Bernard, an eminent and truthful 

Baptist minister, who had been forniany , 

yean a member of the Mnsonic I.rf>dge, 

I himself passed through this 
gree and taken this oath says: "Tlie 

reader will hero lenni one reason why 

Ihcy who enter n Lodge, never come out 
until they have taken a degree. The 
ean(ti<lal4> 18 made to promise upon his 
honor that he will 'conform to alt the 
nncit'Ht c8Ulh!i^hed usages and ancient 
customs of the frateruily;' hence, let 
him he ever so iiiueli opposed to the cci- 
cmonics of initintion, or the oath of a 
degree, be cannot go back, for he feels 
bimnd hy his promise. Should he, how- 
ever, leel oon-strnined to violate his woni, 

the perenasions, and, if necessary, the j „,..,• „ , „,.j i,;. 

, ' , , .-11,1 'of lb s imp enient of war-faro and his 

ihreats of the master and brelhren com- "' "'" ' . ' 

But more of «'«''g-'' '^ E"'""' 



1;; of .l..™tirc school olmMeli.y 



bo dBsiicd, and i* 

convince every c«ndid reasoi. 



t'ho is 

proof, 

of a super 



and had himself passed through this de- I j^ ^^,1^^ ,(, ^^y^ „„i. ijfe, wc would judge 
"it far from being a luster in the auuale 
of sueb an inslilution, 



INCONSISTENCY OF PRO- 
FESSORS; ITS EFFECTS. 

IF all iho.^' who proft^^ to be religious, 
would live strictly ujt to all the prin- 
ciples of the Christian religion, tlie infi- 
dels, to-day, would stand powerless. The 
incouBisteut conduct of many jirofessing 
people is the strongest weapon ever plac- 
ed in the skeptic's hand. Eeprive him 



A FEMALE MASON. 

rililK |HirJi-.ut of the Hon. Mi-s. Ald- 
\ woith, .fL'onnd daughter of Arttuir 
Si. Legiir, Vififount Doueraile, still 
admiis tlic walls of tlic grand Lodge- 
roiiin in Dublin, anil is pointed to with 
)ii'idi' ly traii-Allantie ln»h Masons as 
th:it I'f ilic I'lily fiTiuik- who was ever in- 
iliiil.-d iiilii Aiieiiiit iiiid .Vceeiiled Free- 
niii-'iiiiT, The narration of llie circuni- 
slaneiij of her initiation is given in the 
liillowin;^ language by a Masonic au- 
th-.rity. 

"Lonl Poneniile, Mry. Aldwortb's fa- 
iher, who was a very zealous Mnson, 
held a warrant (No. 1.^0) in hi»i own 
baiiiU, and occasionally opemil !i>dge at 
l).)ii(raile house, in ttii' cuiiiily t'urk, his 
»un.« tinil some iutimiKc friends in the 
ncighborhiiod aseUling. It ajijK'ars that 
prL-viou' U) the inilialion of a gentleman 
to ihe fir»t stepi of Masonry, Sirs, Aid- 
w.irlh, who was then a young girl, Imp- 
ji'_-ned to be in an apartment adjoining 
\\\\! toom usually used as a lodge-room, 
iIiIti room ut the time undergoing some 
tviiair and alteration. Amongst other 
thingK, the wall wiw considerably reduc- 
ed in one jiarl for the purpose of making 
n saloon. The young lady having dis- 
liiK-tly hcnril the voices, and prompted 
by the curiosity natural ^) all to see 
liomcwhat of ibi* mystery so long and so 
i«eeietly locked up from public view, had 
the eounige, with her scissors, to pick a 
brick from the wall, and artually wit- 
iiwwd the awful und mysterious ceremo- 
ny through the two firnt steps. Curiusity 
gratified, fear at once took possession of 
her mind ; those who understand this 
jKLisage well know wliat the feelings 
iiiu-'t be of any j)cn»on who could have 
tli^- f-ame opportunity of unlawfully be- 
holding that ceremony ; let them judge 
what iiiiisL be the feeling of a young 
girl. Being di^roverwl while th ■ con- 
ciiKling part of the wcoiid step WMh r^till 
jicrforniing, in the firwl paroxysm of 
riige ami alurni, it ia said her dectth was 
rewdved on, but at the moving and lam- 
est s'ipjilication of her younger brother. 
Jmt life wa» »iKired, on cond itioii of her 
goiii.! lhro;igli thi; two st'-p-i xlie li:t I al- 
rwidy se^n. Thid she agreed U),andtli'y 
conducted the beautiful and lerrilietl 



]iel him to go forward.' 
tbi^soon. 

Our J)/fMOntc aullwritj/ says of the 
young lady; 

"Curiosity gratified, fear at once took 
possession of her mind ; and those wlio 
uii(liT.Kl!iiid this passage well know what 
till' fccliiij:- iiiiisl be of any j)erson who 
ciiiiM liavf tijf same op]>orluniiy of nn- 
havriilly biholding that ceremony; let 
them jiidge what must be the feelings of 
a )oung girl." 

\\'hnt does our writer mean wbcn bo 
speaks of the feelings of the young girl 
when beliolding the secret work? We 
will let Bernard tell, for he once went 
through precisely the same performance: 
"The candidate is divested of all hisnp- 
|)arel (shirt e;icepte<l ) and furnished with 
a pair of drawers, kept in the Lodge for 
I ho use of candidates; the candidate is 
then bliudlblded, h\a left font bare, his 
right in a slipper, his left breast niid arm 
nakc<l, and a rope calleii a cuble-toW 
around his neck and lelt arm, ( ibe rope 
is not put around the arm in all Lodges), 
in wliidi posture the c^iudidate is con- 
ducted to tiie door where be is caused lo 
give, or the conductor gives three dis- 
tinct knocks." While thus eciui])ped, and 
adcr passing llii-ough a number of ma- 
neuvci's, he is placed in a curious position, 
but iijion the left knee to receive the 
oath, and aflcr arriving at this point, 
" many have," says Bernard, " begged 
for the privilege of rellring, yet nunc 
have made their escape; tliey liave been 
either coerced, or persuaded to submit. 
There are Ihiiu^anits who never return to 
the Lodge alUr they arc initiated." — 
Having puKsed through this part of the 
ceremony, being blindroldc<l all the 
wliile, he now, in a well lighted room, 
amid the stamping of feet and dapping 
of liands has llie bandage guddeiily drop- 
pixi from his eyes, " which, after having 
heeu fio long blind, and full uf fearful 
apjire'bent^ious all the time, this great and 
sudden transition from p. rfect darkness 
to a liglit brighter (if po^ible) than the 
meridian sun in a mid-summer day, 
lunneliines produce.* an atarmiug effect." 
Our author says he once knew a man to 
faint on being thus suddenly brought ti> 
light, and that he left the Lodge never 
to return again. No wonder our J/twojt- 
ir aiilhorily myf, ",Iudgc wliat must Iw 
ihe feeling of a young girl" actually 
witnc-jniig the awful and mysterious cer- 
emony. 

From our M-ixonir mtthor'dyXi is learn- 
ed that when the young girl was discov- 
ered her diyith was r<'sitlved upon, ami 
nothing but the supplication of her 



It is a solemn fact, and a lamentable 
one too at that, that the professing pint 
of Christendom is supplying the euemi'^s 
of the cross with poisoned arrows to ] 
shoot at the upright in heart. Instead 
of spending their time and means to 
adorn the religion of Jesus with good 
works and holy couversalion, there is on 
astonishing tendency on the part of 
many to manufacture and supply the 
skeptic and infidel wilh the most de- 
structive and sonl-pollutiug weapons lo 
be found in the whole range of thought. 
And these very infidels nod skeptics, who 
are as wise as the most subtile serpent, 
but by no means as lianuless as doves, 
arc bending every nerve to thrust this 
poisoned dart into the heart and soul of 
what little pure reli^on there is yet re- 
maining. Many of them are men of 
learning, and, to a considerable e.\teiit, 
skilled in the rudiments of logic and 
able to wield with power and telling ef- 
fect the weapons fiiruiilitd llicni gratui- 
tously by the inconsistent professors of 
the present, a* well as the past ages. 

Were tliid delict confined wholly to 
the Jaily the evil results would not be so 
alarming; neither would the skeptic be 
able to wield his tword of error as he 
now does. It is astonishing what im- 
piety, immonility and degredation arc 
reported, and not unfrecjuently among 
those who profi'ss lo be the ienchern of 
men and women. Nor arc these evik, 
as a rule, done in a corner; many of 
them are open before the world, known 
and talked of by all societies and gnides 
of people. In many localiiics the minis- 
terial oflice is so scandalized in the minds 
of lliv people, that any one, who is a 
minister, is looked upon with siLsplcion. 
Peojile arc often uuwllliug to trust them, 
as the paying is, any further than they 
can see theia. Frequently our own niiii- 
istcre, when traveling in localities where 
they arc not known, are watched with u 
suspicious eye. 

If from ihe day of the apostles to the 
present, the clergy bail been kejit pure, 
composed of none but tnily giwd and 
virtuous men, infidelity would have far 
less indueuce over which to boast. But 
when they can, right bcfoix; our eyes, 
point to some clergyman who ecruplea 
not to stoop to some of the lowest and 
vilest sins of tlie age, they throw in our 
face burning accusations and arguments 
that leave a stinging pain. Thtii 
from the clergy they step to the 
laity und show up and magnify their 
cviU in all their unlioline.'^, until nniny 



that the Christian religiou 
,,,,<«.,,.i„ldvnu.nUonno»l l.u«- 
,;„„. ■ri.o»l.ol«.-cl.""l''l'"J''f."."'' 
„bil',ytofmn,e»sotof.rul)n.oml«"'l 

Ihat contuioKl in iho roligio" of thnsU 
lB.1„altl,cy,nvMn,nblcoi.l.c.-toi..ido,- 
„,i..i,mle, aud lliorcfofO «re comFllo'l to 
„„t only »ck,.owlc.lge its suFno"ty 
over all 'oilier religions npon the globe, 
tat must eonfes timt lis claims to per- 
Ibclion excel anylliing that can be |ii-o. 
dnced bv the biigl.tesl i..tellccls of the 
„«. The wellTCad and gifted minister 
fiml, lillle difficuhv in answering the 
objections nrgcd against either the aii- 
tiunilv or diviuitv of our holy religion. 
Ill lliclheeof the best iaMel critics of 
llie age. ibe cviiloucc of Christianity 
<uuds°unsliakeii. The best and strong- 
cl aignnienls that they can produce «ill 
never allect it. Some of Ibe most gifted 
ivritcrs of cither ancient or modern linns 
liavc devoled ycare of bard study, and 
careful researches in onlcr to collect and 
lay before the world a complete defence 
of Ihe Chrislian religion ; and so far as 
scholarly proof is couccrncd, we have all 
that wo need wish for. But what wo 
nio.1 stand in need of at the present 
time, is living epistles known and read of 
all men. We want people wlio will 
not fail lo pnictice what tbey profess; 
men and women who can be triistetl and 
relied upon as Christians— people who 
arc every -day Christians and carry their 
religion into nil the pni-suilsi.f life. And 
to-day. if Ibc professing part of ibe peo- 
ple would live strictly up t.» the gospel 
standard of CbrUlinnily. and thus unit- 
edly stand upon the fouudaliou of the 
apostles and propliets. in connettiou 
with existing scliolarly evidence of Cbris- 
liaiiity, infidelity and skepticism as a 
power would be driven from the earth. 
The evidence of Cbristianity is sufficient 
to accomplish its part of the work ; but 
Ihe inconsistencies of the popular relig- 
iou destroys in ibc minds of the people, 
at least one-half of its power, and so it 
will leniain until luodcin Christendom 
consents lo eoine to the unity of the 
Spirit ill the bond of peace. Their fail- 
ure to live up to the principles of tbe re- 
ligion tbey profess b working rapidly 
towanis increasing und filling np tbe 
ranks of iulidelity in certain parts of 
Ibe country. Tbe effect is truly alarm- 



ing some i-eniarka ilmt ,„ ,|^. . 
in the present eolidiliou of n,, i" l*"^ 
Wo- are gla.1 to see our nMri ''■ 
clfortslo have lucacliing i,,''""*!, 
and villages. It is m, „,^^^ "« oiii, 
old as Chrislinility il.i.lf, „„,, .''" 
ly porromiej will be promotive oi"°'*' 
goo.1. Tlicap„„lc„„d|,,i,„i|. "Xl 
liaus did thegreatcr part of the" "* 
iiig in cities ; this, however, wn!''"*^'^ 
IT, as the people in ancient' tinJ"^ 
jivetl in cities and towns. It i, "'l' 
by some that our ministers are i"'''^*"' 
enough educated to prcnch i„ ,j°' "*« 
pic, and consequently liavo „,„ ' !*' 
as much pueourugenicnt as Iht,""' 
when it is ii fact many of tlitn," ^^ 
pable of doing a great deal ofgo^i".. 



.lie as much in liivor of a g„"„,| ,, 
lion ar any brother in Aincr" 
not believe in niakin; 



VISIT TO MT. CARROLL. 



M 



T. Carroll, tbe coumy scat of this 
county, contains a population of 
about 1.800 inbabilauls, and is about 
eight miles West of Lanark. There are 
some 25 or 30 nu'inhei-s living in town, 
and belong to wlmt is known as the Ar- 
nold's Grove district, of which Bro. John 
Einmcrt is the chler. Last Saturday 
evening we bad the pleasure of mecling 
with the brethren and enjoyed a pleas- 
ant season of worship ill their lately pur- 
cbascil bouse in the city. The building 
is very plain and quite commodious, 
though not as large m some houses own- 
ed by the Brclbren. yet suBicient to an- 
swer all necessary purposes of mcelings 



as may be needed beic. Had 



lecting 



at 10 on .Sunday, and also in the evening. 
The congregation was good especially 
Sunday evening, when wo had quite 
bouse-full. 

Tbe mcmbere seem lo be very aaloin 
in tbe cause, and are earjitst lidvoeatea 
of primitive Cbiislianily. Wc would 
insist on our traveling miiiUlering brelh- 
ren stopping with llioii, whenever they 
can make it suit lo do ,o, and hold meet, 
ing. with them. As we arc writing 
about a nieeling-house in town we be 
lievo tbat right here is about a, g„„d „ 
place as we will likely get ,.„„ „,■ ,„„;.. 



, '« lui ,1, 
. a hobby ofj. 
Out towns stand in mud of thcp,,^ ,~ 
pel preaching, plainly and disibitu/" 
before the people, and it does not nl, "' 
need to be clothed in the polUIn,] »'! 
of rhetoric in order for people to „„j 
sland it. Towu people cau coinprtl„'Ii 
]ilniii, slraight-forwni-d gospd |,„,j|.J 
IIS well as any body else, and more n,! 
this, tbey eland in need of it. ^ 
thus that tlie apostles and piimi,'* 
Christians preached— tbey went ev,„ 
where preaching the go..pel and won,],' 
ftil success crowned their effi 
said that during the firet century abi,, 
one million persons were couvertel 

Our cities stand in nee 1 of preacln, 
who are in the order, and are fully ij 
earnest — men who know and uudtRiai^f 
the gospel and are not afraid to ^nxi 
il. It .locsuot require a finely eduRn^) 
minister in order to have succft^sful nic«. 
iiigs in cities. It is not likelv that Phil- 
ip was very thoroughly schooled ia il, 
various branches of knowledge, vel hi 
held n very successful meeting at Sami. 
ria, and both men and women were l^^ 
tiicd, and our brethren may ex|iccl K 
meet with equally good succesi if thn 
will actively and zealously lake hold «( 
llie work. 

Tlieii there is another feature to wliiei 
we are very desirous of calliug llie c 
pecial altfulion uf our members through 
out the brotherhood generally, and tliu 
is plianness of apparel. It is occmion 
ally hinted that people who live iu cilis 
must keep up with the slyles in order li 
succeed, und it is further maialainol 
thai business men will nut meet ffilli 
BUcecis if tbey dress and appear ia Ik 
general order of llie church. Bolh i 
these positions arc false, and are urg.] 
as an excuse to dress fashionably. Bnlb- 
who are in business, and are indus 
trious and houcsl, and will stand 
their religious principles will sucmJ 
just as well iu the plain garb as requiad 
-fly the gospel, as lliougb tbey were St 
rayed in all tbe foolishness of ihe iige. 

rasbions, however reach tbe counln 
Ibrough tbe towus, and were il not ft 
their finding their way to the city 
those in the the country would ucvi 
follow them. Uiglit here is a lesson 
be learned by our towu mcnibeis, fliJ 
that ia to keep plain, always lo odon 
themselves in plain apparel and li'il ' 
costly array. As there arc a coiiiiJm 
hie number of nicinbcn living in * 
towns iu Northern Illinois, as well as 
other parts of the brotherhood a lil* 
caution will likely be quite inplacdw 
If our city members once become li* 
iouable, and adorn themselves nl 
styles of the world Ihcy will niui Ik 
members in the country just as siiK 
Ihe world. For this is tbe way ollat* 
m.niinalions have becu mined and ll 
arc not cun-fol llicre is danger of a-' » 
low ing diicdly in their fbol-8lcp». c""' 
of Ihc popular deuominnliouswcieal«« 
time perfectly plain, and could by *" 
modcsl apparel be known wlic»« 
seen, but fashions crept in among "" 
city members, and from lliem 1" l'"'!'^ 
pic in tbe country ; and where are ' "■ 
denoniinations now 1 They ailo™ 1"' 
selves Willi as much costly array 
uon-profMor dare do. We want l" 'j^^ 
lion our towu members, not onl.r '" 
inois but iu every city and village in 
land, lo keep ucarefiil watch overlln 

aclvea rogardiiig this matter; »" 
candidly believe that if ibe.v »'" '" 
iu their power lo kecii pride ""t " 
churehes in town llial their e"'"""' , 
tell wouderfullv upiui those coiigrce" 



Ik 



lliif 



lb 



'I'l I !■: 



, l,»vt ilc|inile'> fioin ll>e airaphcity 
,V.lrntli Tlioulel u. sco our cily 

f, SURE INDICATION. 

-.r- you should a(^<^' »i '"»" «l«HburiiU;ly 

Lli'.i. tlmtl.eUa i..Hr.Ierer? "No 

J.,rer liatli cUTiml life abiaiiig iii 

.. -^1 Jno. li: J''- 

If you sec R man sUiggoriiig niong the 

. nie yoii iii)t rertiiiii llmt Iip Iiil? 

f '!! w lilt' tlni'-'-sN' "'■ P»'t"'<*'» "f i"- 

lLting«Iri»k? V.m know him by 

V.fruil. doyoii'iot? "No clmnkard 

sinll inherit the kingJoi.i of Go<l"-l 

Cor. li. 10. 

If IV ninii is ciiiight stcnliiig. is it iiota 
i,a- iiiiliciUiou thiit he is a tliief? His 
Icilon lcll9 "hat he is nt heart. No tliief 
e,„i eiiU'i' the kingdom of eternal glory. 

If iiniii»''f'''""'''' li'i* iieigl'I'oi'. yuu 
are ccrWin ihnt lie is dUhonest, arc you 
not? You kijow tills hy his dwiliiigg. 

If yoa hear a man use profiine and 
obscene la"K»age. it "« a sure indication 
thnt he ifl "ot following Christ who said, 
"Sivejir not nt nil. 

If n man is envious of liis brethren's 
Inbors, and the love they draw from olh- 
ent fur their nnremitting work iu the 
Mnsler's vineyard, it is a sure iudication 
lliiit his heart is a little spoiled and needs 
ixjueiviiig. lii» ncliuns tell on him, do 
tliey nut ? 

Tula pfi-son dressed in a foolisli and 

\jc 01 " ninnuer, and it is a sure in- 
[ cat tl at that person loves pomp and 
lo limn the praise of God. — 

Ool "iteth the proml and givcth 
-mcc to the humble." — 1 Pet. 5 : 5. 

If ft man is oros.t, peevish nnd fretful, 
voii are pretty sure thftt ho is not patient, 
•itcyou not? His nclions tell just what 
lie is. "In your patience possess ye 
yoursouls."— Luke 21: 19. 

If you seen mnn pmcticing only a part 
of the work givou by Christ, it is a sure 
imliention thnt he doe? uot believe iu the 
wimie work, is it not ? By liis fruita 
voii know him. 

If you hear a minister earnestly de- 
clare tliiit the olncrvanco of some of the 
onlinancc-s of God's house is not necessa- 
ly, is it not qultv certaiD that he has uot 
yet learned to oftry Christ? His teach- 
iiiip tell just what he h. " What sliall 
the Hid be of tlieiii that obey not the gos- 
pel of God ?"—! Pet. 4: 17. 

If you should see a man doing jire- 
t'lsely what Christ and the apostKa did, 
you would hf positive that he is a Chris- 
tian, would you not? 

If you should see asiiiner become very 
I^uitcut, and trying to learn from the 
Lord Jesui how to bj saved, it is a sure 
imiieation that he wants to be 8:timL — 
lid you see ii nuiu go down into the 
wntor and be biiptizod as Jesui and the 
apDjitles were, we are all certain that he 
rewived Christian baptism. 

If you should read iu the gospel that 
tlie apostlis and their followers greeted 
one miother with a kiss of chanty, and 
llieu also behold the eliildreii of God now 
'l»ing the Kftuie, it would be an indication 
that iho Cliristians of the present day 
iveie teAehiug and practicing just what 
I'l"*; of thu (ir.^t century did. "He 
t'mt hiLth nn ear, let him hear what the 
"I'irit saith." E. 



BllKTiillEN ^vr WOKIC. 



BAPTISM 

Into Each N&me of theTrinity. 

llY J, W, STEl.V. 

T''tliea]mstleme»nt (»«■(/(> when ho 
J '^"Ht ym- baptism" how is it tlint 
7"" '^''''^^'' I'l-imnrily means to dip Ac. 
vul,oi,tn„y eum.x indicating roputition, 
'" '"'^■«^" "*o I (or the ordiunucc of Chris- 
J'l'ii liaptiHu. while baptizo is always 
^^<'''? (»ne auMwers, "IJdciuiKe bnpio 

"tly ilmt Ileiu-ieus, Stephnuus, Pnsow, 
'^^''^^'"S and Dr. Geo. Cauiphell, in his 
■^■I'lvu.e i„ TertuUian-s rendering of 

p"^o Iropieally •• To dye." Jiaptizo 

r" , ''V'' '""" '"'!>''>■ The original root 

"' hot 1 ;. <i, . . 

^1^. ". >» tile sanio nnd means llio same 

"(.'. One si)efic.-^ in theanimal or veg- 



etable kingdoms will grow out of a dif 
fereut spceies just as naturally a« a deriv- 
ative word can inherit a nature differine 
from 1.H progenitor. JiapU.o h but a 
modihcation of bopto and thei-efore lias 
'"dy a peculiar way of expro8sI„. ihe 
same specific or generic idea. Moreover 
I thudi It certain that in no io.(j,„cc in 
wlueh baptism is referred to in the Script- 
nres is there danger of apprehendin- 
<lyeing as its object. Would uuy be 
likely to apprdiend that the people rame 
to Jordun unto Jnlm to lie ili/ed of him? 
or that Jesus was dijed by John in Jor- 
'!"» ? or that Philip and the Kunueh 
went down into the water tlnit one might 
horfycf/? Surely not. Hence such an 
apology ie insufficient for the exclusive 
use of bnptizo. 

But again. To nndei-stand properly 
any writer nrsppakcr,we musteuterwitii 
him into his diseourse and apply hli< 
words as he ajipliea them. You might 
mc appear very ridiculous by 



make 



quoting expressions made in this dis- 
course in a dilTereut relation to what I 
have used them, and no misrepresenta- 
tion can be more injurious and wicked 
thnn to quote an author incorrectly, in 
order to make a diRerenl ajiplication of 
bis language to what he intended. In 
fact the known miarepnscntation or mis- 
construction of one's language, is down- 
right dishonesty. To understand the 
apostle then. let us turn to Kph. 4:5 
nnrl gee what he was discouising about 
when he said "One Lord, one faith, one 
baiitism." Docs lie mcjin to say, there 
is im bai)lism of the Holy Ppirit. or of 
suffering ? Or that the Holy Spirit baii- 
tism is the only one and that there is uo 
water ba|>tipm ? Surely not. Such is 
not the subject of discourse, nnd such an 
inference would make him contradict his 
faith and practice a<< elsewhere taught. 
Was be opposing sprinkling? Sprink- 
lers do not think so for thoy think sprink- 
ling is right- Immersionist.« do not think 
so for they think that sprinkling did not 
come into use for baptism till many years 
after. Wiis be opposing pouring? Pour- 
ers do uot think so. because they think 
pouring is right. ImmersionisLs do not 
think so because they believe that pom 
iug for ba|itisiu had no existence until 
introduced iu the case of Novatus in the 
third century lEusebius' Eccl. Hist. p. 
226). Was he opposing single immer 
slon? Singlc-iniineisionists do not think 
so, for some of them seem to think lie 
was teaching it. Trine immersioni«lsdo 
uot think so because they do uot believe 
single immersion existed for baptism un- 
til introduced by the Arinn Eunomius 
about A. D. 375. (Bingbam's Antifpiities 
of the Christian Cli. Bk. 11. Cb.Il.Sec. 
7). Was be opposing (riVtc imniei'sion? 
Trine inimcrsionisti don't think so, for 
they believe that no other water baptism 
is scriptuml or apostolic. Single iininer- 
sionists don't think so, for they believe 
trine ininiorsion to be pnd apostolic, 
tliough they fail to point us to its origin 
any whore this side of the great impei-a- 
tive of Jesus. Matt. 28: 19. Hence it is 
clear that bo was not discussing mode at 
all. He was exhorting the Ephesian 
brethren "To keep tlie unity of the Spir- 
it in the bond of peace," the propriety of 
wliich, he enforces by calling their atten- 
tion to the facUthat "there is one body," 
not diffeicnt kinds of bodiei=, and "one 
Spirit," uot different kinds of Spirits by 
which they were to bo led, " even as they 
were called in one liopu of their calling." 
They had " one Lord" not many kinds 
of Lords, "oh*- /«i'//(." not conii)licaling 
faiths, and " one baptism," uot one kind 
of administration for one, and aiiolher 
kind for another suited In their individ- 
ual caprices, whims and preferences, as 
is taught now-n-days but only oneappi-o- 
priate rite of initiation into the cliurch 
of C'hrist. It was the same for Jew and 
Greek, bond and free, male and female. 
iTobc Continued.) 



APPARENTLY, I'HE RIGHT THING 
AT LAST. 



TION with more than common ulten- 1 
tion; leaidif this be faithfully observed 
in practice, \ii have the right thin" nt 
hist. 

The Position of TiiK Bjmti-iiukn at 
Woi!KlendoiBei«tbetriieba.-isroralltho 
UreLhrcn's religions literature. "Tu set 
before the reading people of America, a 
clear defence of the ground and jiriailiou 
occupied by our ancloiit Breilir.n, who 
were liiv-t iu llii.* grand i-efoniiatory niovi- 
nicnt with which wc are now identiHcd," 
should be tlie aim and cud of all writers 
in our brothorbood. And while it raceU 
my hearty approbation, it will have the 
sympathy, and (hd hlets you of all the 
true lovers of God. To maintain " that 
uon-coufonnity to the world in ourdroj*", 
customs, daily walk and convei-satiou is 
cs.-enliid to true lioliuess and Christian 
puiity," every brnllK-r and >i-tor and 
uirHhor of Christ will respond aineil, and 
amen Tbjse with m:iny other eijually 
good things whieh ontci- inloourholy rc- 
ligioti The lirdhrcn at Work promi.sej U> 
maintain nnd defend. May twd bliwa 
the work. 

In the time the apostles lived "All 
mm And not failli, uud so it U even now. 
If this were not so.queMtioiisliketheonc 
asked of J. W. .Stein, in No. 38, 
page 505 Vol. 7 of the AVjjim would 
never be asked by converted bivthreu or 
sisters. For all who read the l.Utde know 
that t!ic ancient holy wouieu always eov- 



God as revealed to us in tbo Old aii<l 
New Tfc*tiinient Scriptures. Tbisamiint 
order of Christianity The Jirethrrn at 
IKorl* promises to maintain and defend, 
To that end may God hlcas them I pruy 
iu JcsuH name. Amen. 

Iri there a man or woman now living 
in Md. Va. «r Pa. who lived there fiily 
years ago liut knows iheow;* wiw the cov- 
ering willi which rcligioiia women of all 
eiccda and denominations covorwl their 
bcjula iu all their religious Oftfcm- 
blies? Wlidi I wiv* ill my teens I used 
to wilnws confinnation sermouH by the 
Lutheran and Germa n Informed cliurcll- 
ca, The cfttochuinciw xvcrc |daced in 
two rows, the boys in dhp, and the girls 
in another; the girls were always dress- 
ed in plliin white drcs^ice, and their hca<l8 
covered wiih capn bke our siiiters still 
wear. Tliii was the univeiTal order in 
_^all this country. When I was marrial 
no preacher of any denomination would 
have married a party if (ho woman's 
bead had uot been eovnvd, and the cov- 
Cling wn.s ihe wedding cap. Mv wife 
then one of the gayest women uot a mem- 
ber of any church, was married covered 
with a cap. The first de|'artnrc I wit- 
nessed from tlii^ order was by ft Presby- 
terian i>nncher iiamcl Groves, in the 
dwelling bouse of Jolin Xintzer iu the 
Beaver Dum Valley, near to where the 
meeting-house now is. This pi-eaeher 
bad a cla?s of seven catecbnmens, tour 



IMPORTANCE OP TIME. 



(t^nlinuoil from Imt numtitr,) 
"To'ilny. if jre will h«ir hi* toicc."— ile- 
hnw» 3 ; 7. 



i\ his coi 



' Bleqwl are ihey that do 



1 ,, , ., . . ,- boyi and three girls, these were spnnk- 

ereil tliemselves with an arldiLial cover- i i i .i ■ i r- i > ■ ■ ■ 

, , ., ... I led, and the girls conhrmod bate-beaded. 



ing when they app.arcd beibro men, or 
in public, and Paul say.^i, " Judge in - 
youi-selvcf : is it comely that a woman I 
pray unto God uncovered? "llebecca" I 
tijok a vail and covered herself when she I 
met Isaac. Cruden in his concordauco ' 
defines vail,—" A curtain, or cover, i 
which till) Jewish women wore overllieir 
heads and lilees, in token of modesty, or , 
reverence, and subjection to their bus- | 
bands." How miiili more now should ' 
holy women cover themselves when they 
come before God and the angels in spir- I 
itnal worship. — Ami is it uot a fact that 
holy Chritstian women are always repre- 
sented covered wiih au arliticial covering, 
and that covering is a cap '! All ancient 
jiaintings and |»icturcs prove this. Say 
what you will about her hair being given 
her for a tovering, the fact that Paul 
had refc. 



or uncovered. But oh what a terrible 
tlung it was in the minds of all who saw 
nnd heard it ! I will hei-o say. that the 
churches in the EiLstern District of Md,, 
nnd the adjoining counties of Pa. organ- 
ized upward of one hundred years ago 
have never departed from this ancient 
order delivered us by our falber*. Come 
into our churches autl all women willi 
bonnets oif and caps on are sistei-s, nnd 
none other arc sisters. Among these are 
grandmothers, and even maidens under 
twelve years old, all the same. This or- 
der the founders of the German Baptist 
church in America established ; and all 
who visited the churches iu Gcrmantuwn 
and Philadelphia but thirty years ago, 
know that even there the old mothers of 
the church oljserved this ortler. This 
order we intend to maintain and defend, 



to a special ccvcmig when j „„j 1,^^^^ ^^^ gj^,. 7.;,^ Jirethren at Work 
hesaid Xct Acr be covered, remains. I 
know that departurists from the ancient 
order of women haviug their head^ cov- 



; a hearty welcome to our ranks, 

1 Brethren there are grievous depart- 



ercd with a cap say, what confidence can 
we have iu old paintings and pictures; 
which arc the work of artists, who are 



ures even amoug us, I am [lei'sonally 

informed hy a worthy and order loving 

brother living iu one of the churches in 

. , , . , , which such hirge additions bv baptism 

fallible men &c. I admit liuit they are 1 .1 . 1 .u 1 »i 1 

, . Ill I were rcccntiv reported through the eol- 

la ible men, and for aught I know uu- 1 ^ .. ' 1 .1 . 

, , , .. I umus of the and , that 

converted, yet tiev have a way of rep- 1 _ , , , , 1 j .1 ■ 

■' : ■' ' some of these lady converts bad their 

resenting men and women very correctly I „ ,. ,, ,.■ n. 1 1 -i„ ,1 
. , . ° . .,., . , ,1 fashionable altuc off only whde they 

in their pictures. " ho with any ol)ser- . , , ^ „.. 

' , , 1 ,• . 1 ' were in the water; and that on one occa- 

vatiou at all does not at the nist glance ' 



sion while baptism was being administer 
ed a lady etmeludid to be baptized, nnd 
was forliiniih ba[.liz.il. ni;d after bap 
tisni donned lar iii.-hiou as U!=ual. Such 
si^teis will never s*.-e the propriety of the ^"-^ 



recognize the face of Gen. Washington j 
iu any picturo taken from the life-like ■ 
painting of himself aud wi'e wiili her 1 
covering, (Ac co^j, painted while they were | 

living? Are not the life-like pictures Of 1^^^^^^ ^^^.,^ ^^,^,j^,,^.,^ ^,^^ propriety of 
Peiiu, Fnuiklin Hancock, wi a a hostof ■ ^ J .^^ ^^^,_ ^^ ^^_^ ^^^^^^ il.thei^and 
others preserved, and .ecu and known by I __^^^j^^^^ ^,.^,_. _^^^^j ^ ,,^^ ^,,^1 ,^,,,y 

us as they were by their living associates? , ^,^,,^.^,^j^^, ^^.^^ ^,„ -^yilb such converts 
the plain covering is only a pojcer 0/ 
troubU; which brother Stein is aske<l to 



Do we not iu the houses of some friends 
see pictures of persons we at once recog- 
nize as friends wc knew, though they 
may ba a long while dead ? My grand- 
father's cldc^-t daughter lived to the age 
of ninety-seveu yeai-s; she was once pre- 
vailed upon to have her picture taken, 
whieli was a very good one; after her 
dentil hor son. Dr. Herring of Waynes- 
boro. Pa., had an artist paint a jwrtrait 
IVom it on canvass ; and now iu his home, 
in a frame on the wall, can be seen aunt 
Mary Herring with her cap on her head, 
aud a three rornered hnndkerehief amund 
her ne(!k and shouldoi-s tis correctly as 
blic was si-on by friemis fifty years ngo. 
Why then shall not we sec tlic ancient 
wotsliipcrs as correctly drawn from an- 
cient paintings preserved iu museums Sic. 
as Ihev wero, seen by their living awoci- 



answcr in the question referrctl to. 

Brethren, is it not high time that faith- 
ful men bj intrusted with the affaii-s of 
the church, to maintain and defend the 
ancient humble order of the brethren in 
drcbs as well as all other Christian du- 
ties in holiness? Do wc not all know 
that this viiin, silly, nonsensical, extrava- 
gant head-dress mania among women, 
with the extivnic folly in their general 
dnrss patterns, is comparatively of but 
rewnt date? Is it not the stylo of bar- 
lo't^ nnd debauchees, and livuco docs not 
become W(uiien professing godliness? 
Why, then, do sisters dress their childivn 



have a right to the tree of life and ciit«r 
in through the gatc« into the City." — 
Rev. 22: I-l. These, with many other 
scriptures, prove to iw clearly that obedi- 
cncc \a the best «er\'ice we c;iu render lo 
God. TJien will we hear the voice of 
Jesus, in failh, believing that God M,and 
ij a rewarder of those that diligently 
seek him, believing the record God gave 
of his Sou, that be died for our rina, an<l 
rose for our justification. 

Will you hear the v>iec of Jciiu^ in 
repeiii'incet "Ilrprnt ye and believe 
the gospel," snya the Bible. Without 
rcpentiince we need not expect salvation. 
Will you hair the voice of Jc-u* in 6(j;>- 
(mjii / "Bcbnpiized every one of you, 
in the name ol Jcsu* Christ," Ac. " He 
that belicveth aud is baptized shall be 
saved." Again: ■'They were baptiteil, 
both men and women." Will you /(r«r 
the voice of Jesus iu the ordinance of 
feet-u'tigJilng t For, ^aya Je^us, '■ I liave 
given you an example that yesliould do 
as I have done to you." — John 13: 15 
Will you Afor the voice of Jesus iu the 
coniiJiiofio/i, and aUo in the Ijord'» Sup- 
pn; whieh is nowhere in the Seriptun-s 
called the C'^uumunioii, but is a part of 
tluit whieh the npostlo says in 1st Curiii- 
tbiaus II: 23.25, that he r\-eeivcd of 
the Loiii anil del'vered luito them, fay- 
ing, when be had KUpped (1. r. partaken 
of an evening m-al) that he look the 
Clip as he had taken the bivad, and 8:d.l 
unlo them : " 'I bis cup is the New Testa- 
ment in my blood ; tbia do ye as oil as 
ye drink it In remembrance of mc" — 
Will you bear the voice of Jesus in Aii- 
ility: for, says Je^iu, "He that Aimi- 
b/eth himself shall be exalted ; but ho 
that exaltcth himself ^hall be abased." 
Again: "God rcsbteth the proud but giv- 
itli grace unlo the hiimblc." Will you 
come out fmm the world and ly your 
apparel, 1. c. dress and gcueral appear- 
ance, prove to the world that you arc 
humble indeed? Says the Bible: " Iu 
like manner also that women adoni 
ibemselvcs in inodejtl apparel with shame- 
faccdnc&s audsobricty ; uot with braided 
hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array." 
— 1st Tim. 2: 9. Again; "Whoso 
adorning let it uot be that onticard adorn- 
ing of plaitin ; the hair, and of wearing 
of gold, or of putting on of apixircl " — 
1st Peter i : 3. These, with many other 
kiiidre<l cxpn^sions in the Bible, prove 
to us very clearly, that our very appear- 
ance must be vwdest — hwnble uud not ac- 
cording to tbo Ibolish and abominable 
lasliions of the world. Will you hear 
the voice of .K*us in /x/i-c; fi.r. «iys Jc- 
By this shall all meu know that 
ye are my disciples, if ye have Love one 
toward.-* another." Aj;ain : "He that 
bateth bis bi-other whom he hath seen, 
how can be Love God whom be hath not 
seen?" Again: " Thou shall Love the 
Lord thy God with all thy heart, mind 
soul and strvngth, and thy ueigbbor as 
ibyself." Will you hear the voice of 
Jesus in patimce. in obedience, in jimyer, 
in nntehing, iu cha»te convrrmition, in 
/jO)i«'.«'tf, aud in whatsoever things that 
I are (me, whatsoever things aiv honest, 
• whatsoever things arc just. wliatso»,'ver 
things are ^nre, \vhatsi»ever things uw 
lovely/ If their be any pr>il.*e, if ihcre 
be any virtue will you think on llieso 
! things? If you will Acar the voice of 
! Jesus in thi^^e things, aud all tnhertbiugs 
I commanded by him aud bisaiwslk^y"" 
I can expect in full coufidence lo bear the 
voice of Jcfus on the other side of J«r- 
l dan SJiying unlo you, "Well done, gmul 
and Iiiilbful se-vant ; enltr iliou into tbo 



\ SPECIMEN No.of "Tin: Bkctiibkn 
AT WouK." ediud by J. II. Moore. 
J. T. Mevci-s and M. M. Kshdmau, pub- 
lished atLnuark. III. was sent mcashort 
time ago. I believe I read every woni 
in it, aud the part h-mled OlMt POSI- 



llrelhrcnat HVt. arm yourvelvcs with | ^^^^.^ ^^ ^^^^. j „,j .. ^^.^ jf .^.^„ r^.,-,,^^ 
ates, Goo Irich the historian says, "Of' the whole armor of God. that you may , ,oi,(,nj ti,i,t voice now. y«.u may aU. ex- 
the inaterials for and sources of history , be able to withstand the wiles of the dev- , ^^.^^.^ ^^^ ,1^.,,^. j|,^( ,„,'^ ^g^;,, ^^.,.,^ ,i,^. 
are monumchls, langaage, laws, medals, il. Cry aloud. .«parc not, lift up your ^^^^j^j^j ^.^(^,j^ ,,f ,,^,,^,1,^ ^^-^^^^^ "Dei-ail 
coins inscription', statutes, pietiiroi., voice like a trumpet, nnd .how the [ho- j.^^_^^^ ^^^^ ^.^. ^.,„^^i j,„„ ^.vi,,.i.;stiug lit.- 
Why then shall not the I pie llieir Iransgres'ion, nnd bivlhn n and j„.,.j,„,^^i f^„. ,i,o (U-vil „„,! l.is aiigvlN" 
of the ancient jsistei-s their sins, li-r there arc gri'vious ^^,j^^^^ ,j^^,^ j^ inr/imy. wiling, an.l 



&c." 



paintings nn<l pictures 

woi^hipei-3 show us bow they dix^'d? deimrlurcs among 



the brethren, bv ibo 



All the. 



women with a who have eivpl iu unawai-cs, who spare 



' gnasJtingof teeth. 



rcprest^nt the 
coverin.' on their head very similar to | uot the lloek : their mouths must bo 

■ „«"asourliolvsistei^stilldo. Andstoppol. Stop lliem with the wmnl of j .,.,.. ,, ,,. „ 

^ '■ itv with the law of , the I^.rd. I pnutu-e of all nnt..,uUy.-7M Malt. 



TVino Immersion wius the gv'iioRtl 



liicl conformit 



'I^tlJ*: BJiKTlIltK^s^ AT 



FATSITLY CIRCLE. 

COUNSELS TO THE YOUNG. 

VT EVER l)c m«l ilonn l>y trirtw. If « 
i\ spitK-r l>ivnk<t liis woli HvoiKy limes. 
t\n-iily liiii(« "ill lie Tiiciwi it apiiii-— 
Miiki- up your niiml< lo do a tliinjf. niirl 
v.iu will lio il. l-'w "ut if trouble 
r.»iiics iqwu yon : kpep up your Bpiril^i 
though the »iiiy mny he ii ilark one— 
■ Tpml.lc» Dpvcr Inxl f..rcvrr. 
The il«rkt3>t liny »ill !■"»• nnity. 

If tlic sun i» e"'"3 '1"""> ^^^^ "1' *" 
llie»t;ii>': if the earth i* rfiirk, koop 
your cy<v uii heiivcii. With Goti'd jircs- 
(■ncc niiil GoJ'jt proniisw, ft mnii or child 
iniiy he choi-rful. 

■■ ScT*r ileapair wlicii r.tjt*" in ll'C n\r. 
A .uiuhiny monilng will como willimil wnrn- 

MiiiJ whiit voii ruu nftcr! Never he 
roiilciil with II hnliblc llml will huM; 
or A fircwiKxl Ihiil will eiiJ in smoke 
niid dnrkiicfls. But that what you con 
k.vji. Add whieh ia worth keeping. 
" Suriicrliing Kirrling Hint will nUiy 

When p.i.i nii'i ■iUc'' fly i"«y-" 

Fight hiinl against a hasty temper.— 
Auger will come, hut rwist it strongly. 
A Bpnrk may set n Imuse ou fire. A fit 
id' piw'iou may n'V" J'"" «"""'*^ *" """""" 
All the days of your life. Never revenge 
an injury. 

'■ He lliut rCTCiigcili knuw» iiu rc»l : 
TliP niwU posuPK" ft iTiwcfiil hrwuil." 

If y.iu linve nu enemy, wet kindly to 
him. iuhI make him your frienfl Yoti 
may not win hin. over at onc-e, hut try 
ayain. lA't one kindness he followed by 
nnolher, till you have eompassed your 
end. IJy little ftud by little great things 
arc eoniplcttid. 

-Wnrpr riilllnft <\aj by ilny 
Wean rlip liftrJwl rocli nwny." 

And so repeatwl kindness will soften ft 
hiiirl of i-tone. 

WhiUever vu do. ilo il willingly. A 
h„v llmt i- whi|.|.ed iit >.ehonl never 
h-arns his h^v-uiiis well. A nuiii that i.-* 
»iHit|K'Iled to work, cures not how badly 
it i^ pfrfonued. lie that ihiIIh off hin 
loiil eheerfuUy. slripa up hit* clolhts in 
turiii!>l. and sings while hi' workM, is the 
man for me — 

■•A fljeerlul «i>iril gols on iinick ; 
A KTuriihler in Ihe niiiJ will ilioV." 

Kvil thoughts are worae enemies thau 
liuiisand tigerf. for wc can get out of 
the way uf wild beiu*lfl— hut bad thoughts 
win their wny everywhere. Keep your 
hwids and hearts full of good thoughts, 
lh:it had llioughts may not find room— 

•■ l!i- uii yuiir Kiinnl, niiil slrUe iin<l [imy 

Til Jrive ull i-vil lliniiKhls iiwiiy," 



s to 



I A VOICE FROM VIRGINIA. 

I l\K.\K BnKTiii(K.v.— Your hcnuliful 
I } [minr lh«t wus eent to iny atldi-c«, 

cametoita destinaliou in due lime. I 

cannot withold ftn expreeion of my ajv- p,, ^ „.;,](._ clfeetual door, and the gate; 

!)rocintiou of its eommeudahlo <iurtlitie8. ^f „|j ^uliou^ hnve been ttiioHn open ■ 

' - ■ ■ • , the tel- 



were it to fail for want of nieai 
p,.rtil. We have nil, this long while, 
nmnifistwl too mueh indifference to the 
cause of evangelizing the heiiighlc<l na- 
tions of darkness. The Lord has open- 



nudm.atnppe.n-auceoflI.cp"P'" "" 
■" - inko 1"^ 



to 



tril)uton<, tl.ai they may 
DuimiKES AT Work a I.OW' 

Youi-s in love, 
CYiii-s W, 



cr for goi 



J''ir*l. lU editorial inauugemeiit prom 
i«a to be just of that order that will in- 
sure Kueco^. 

Second. Its purjio»c» and aims are com- ^ ^ 

ineneurate with the elainis And niagui- ' ^j- ^^^l ^„^^l^ jf „.« ,i„ not arise iiud work 
tudc of the great and glorious cause of i j;,,. ^^^^ klngdoju of our siilvation, 



the nnirch of truth. The prcrs, 
egraph, the steam engine, etc.. Imvo 
brought the ends of the world together, 
iind we may not he guillles* of the blood 



FROM CERRO_GORDA, ILL 

I)RO.Johr — -''«'''"'*^''"^''-' 
1) from hi^ 



CORRESPONDENCE. 

FROM TENNESSEE. 

THE TCS.-StSSlIE UISTHIf-T Mlit-mNO. 

f r II IS iissenihly took place at Limestone, 
J Tiiiii., on the 2nd and 3rd of Nov. 
h'lHiriwu ont of the .-ieveiiteen churches 
foinpojiug the distriet. wore represented. 
Alt but one cliunh exprcsit'd themselves 
a^ being in love and harmony. But few 
ipieries were presented, and tlie Annual 
Meeting will not be Iroubleil willi tiny of 
them. The meeting was eharacteriited 
by decorum and gowl feelinj;. Only one 
fpiery seemed t^i call forth a warm dis- 
cuvtion, whieh wat iu reference to a plan 
fur n more effective spread of the gospel. 
The more conservative biethren at (irst 
did not understand the jilan, and, fair- 
ing the ehunli might <lrift int« the er- 
rors of the popular chureb&J, 0|)po9ed 
everjtbiug that looked toward missiona- 
ry work. After a long and thorough ex- 
change of views, aud a better under- 
Btanding of the objeelund plan prevailed, 
those all became eurneat advocates of 
the same. 

In reflecting over the work of the 
Di^itrict Meetings, we are more than ever 
(sonviiiceii that the jwwer of these meet- 
ings Kliould be extended, as the only 
miuiH of U**eiting Oir work, tJif long re- 
jturln nnd " h'lg croivd"," at the Animal 
MeelingM. 

We also thought it would be well if 
e^-ery eongri-gation would adopt the ruli 
to wild no ifuery wliieh thry believe tJie 
Scriplur^* dreidf, and lo luk no decUlon 
on ijiieilioM on whuJt Oie ticriptura arc 
MiUnt. 

Let each District Jlctting aim to cur- 
tail the next A. M. report by one-half. 

g. Z. HlIAHP. 



wliosc i>riiieiples it profoees to hi 
|«.neHt and an advocate. It beare to ik- 
rciidern, as ii prominent and leading fea- 
ture, the claims of the gospel, mid thus 
performa the route of a living, moving, 
dleepleas evallgeli^•t. 

Third. Il graciously promises to keeji 
iu columns clear of thoiw- pcUy (juib- 
bliugs and bickering!', that constitoU- llie 
sum of thcdogy of a no iiieonsiilendde 
class of profisMoiy. The .lewisb church 
founded upon the dangerous and faUil 
shoals of their traditiou*, and we 



Your fellow servaut, 

D. C. MoowAW. 
McDoufiLh. r«., .V«''. 12"', ISTC. 

LEND YOUR PAPERS AND PAM 
PHLETS TO YOUR NEIGH- 
BORS. 



m:~ 



BO. John UcUger is e"i""'S 

Inos. Hfthoi- Josq.li 

l„.t,|„-c,, a.c ...«ki"B "'"5"""^„ , 

■f„.,|„y wc niiilfl"lil"'" "" 

„r cliiinli visit. l^Iy '';° 

LdhI ncoomimiiv nil hi tliis 

I „„Jo.l«kii.g. "" "'« 2711' 

„ duuTh c.».„dl. Wlm. m, i...|».- 

V«r tl,cl,„..t-™'k l«fo.e „s-lal«.n.,B lor Umt 
love mill union. H"" »'•■ "■">' '" 



start I 
lllinoi 
making our 
Siiilit of llio 
iniporlJi 



ELOVED Bno. sroOBi; 
.oniJ ulst in's "Wliv I lift ll.= l;™ly.|inilinc.lsnl.jootMoli..takco. h 

.... . D,!,!; cliniclC ,. yon «». W» Have cnibtans of tlia. Inokei, l.o.ly a-l stel 

no less ilnnccr of iK-iishiue in the same ] ™,iic l!»|>li«l friemU aronnil n-. among 1,1, 
terrible manner. 



If then, 



J R. Badger, E. Troj 



hrethren v 
F. Eikcnh 

olhei-s. We hud n good meeling 
attention w.is given to the Word 
ed, ami 1 Iriisl, good ha* Ijcen 
plished. Wo had a choice diirli 
meeting Ibr two ilcneons. Oui 
and beloved brother J. A. Mu 
ordained to the eldership. 

E. K. BUECHLV, 



H. Slrikler. a,;rn!;,f, 

"fttii,,. 
"K llif 

(VOfll,,,. 
ray 



Books, Pamphlets, and Tracts 

FOR SALE 

iS.T T HIS OB^FICJ: 

Why Ileft the Baptist Church— 1U-.1. IV s, ■ 
A.M.ctor i-Ji-g-. i....liii„.,.,i.,ir„p;, " 

IcriHivP ciiiiil^ilio'i ihuih.k il,r llriii|j,i|, 



" '^llj 



As the Savior said, so say we, let us 
first Attend to the important and essen- 
tial principles of the gospel, sueh. lor 
instaui-e, us repentance, both primary 
and daily ; primary, lis it relutes to the 
first duty of a pilgrim, and daily, as it 
relates to our sorrow for our daily sins. 

Faith, obedience, prayer, both closet 
and family, lioucsty in our secular traiis- 
aclions; audadiligont, persistent eultiva- 
ti.m of every virtue that is di-signed to 
bring us lo full st-tture in manhoiMl and 
womanhood in Christ Jesus. When we , 
enjoy ihat happy slate, we will not set I 
ciurselves forward as standards and mod- j 
els, nor require every servant, " whom the 
Master hiu received." to pay our exact j 
measure of mint, (anise aud cummin) on 
pain of eternal damnation, as fur lis wc 
are able to execiile that terrible euree. 

The terrible scourge, di|ihthcria, is 
raging fearfully in many parts of our 
State. Entire llimilies of children liave 
been swept off and inauy arc the pre- 
cious landpi that have been called to the 
bosom of Jesus. Many hearts have bled 
over the precious clay that was once 
sweet uud loving babes. Il has crossed 
the threshold of a dear brother and sis- 
ter, and borne hcuec two little daughters 

the home of the angels, lo the garden 
of the Lord. The sorrowing parents 



. 11. Smdkr. 



]ireserve nty religious ]iapers, and if said 
numbers get worn loo much, perlia|>s 
you eould send ine du]ilieiites. 

II. V. ItoSKNOEROKn. 
[We i)ublish the nhove, hoping there- 
by to iirompt others t-i 'lo likewise, and 
thus sHiltcr the good seed by lending 
|»apt-rs, pamphleis. books. Av.. to tbeir 
neighbors and friends. In a number ol 
instances brethren nnil sistei's order ih.' 
|)aper sent, at their expense, to tho .■ 
whom they think will likely be bem-dlti 'I 
by reading it. — En.] 



FROM PENNSYLVANIA. 
■ Wouk:- 



I'^UITORS Bi:f,thi!ES at 

pivvious arriingements. 



1)^ 



FROM LENA. ILLINOIS. 

EAU lino. Moork:— Your hick of 
service iu filling several appoint- 
ments, made for you at Chelsea, was su])- 
l»lied by Dro. Solomon Miitties from 
near Shannon. Carroll Co. One young 
IJro. made the good confession, and w. 



truly rejoice in the midst of their sorrow I i,j,p,;2^,jl „„ Siiaday the 5th; and we 
that, though they can no more come to 1 
US, we eon go lo them, a* they have long 
inee espoused the cause of the JLister. 



feel assured that quite a number of oth- 
are counting the cost, and hope will 
ti betfin to build ; especially if we 



] -SUITORS Bin 
J According lo. 

I U «. S. H. JJiifhor. on the 28lli of Oct. 

' last, comiueiiccd a series of meetings 
with the brelhren at Scalplevcl (Shade 

! Creek chureli, Somei-set county Pa.). 

' where he continued to break the bread 

' of life to n dying people, until the even- 
ing of the Olh inst,, waving the Gospel 

' Uiiiimr triumphantly over the fort of sin. 
Thirty-two were nnide willing to be 
buried in ihe Phside Creek, and seveml 
alni<«t persuaded. Had glorious meet- 
ings made solemn by the sacred presence 
of Jesus. Several sprinklers have 
changed to the more sensible belief of 
ininieiviou, and arc now wnlkiiig with 
lis. From here he went to the Benshoof 
Hill Conemaugh eburch, Cambria coun- 
ty, where, oh the evening of Nov. lltli, 
he planted the artillery of the gospel, 
nud again opened tire upon the enemy's 
works. Already are sinners made to 



My own household is now passing under ^]^^y^^\^ i,,. fuvorcil with a visit by some tremble and feel their need of a Savioi 
ihe rod of chastisement, but God iu his 
abundant mercy has thus far spared us 
the pangs of hereiivement, ami we hum- 
bly pray that he may continue his luer- 



This 



the day that the Lord has 



of our ministering brethren from adjoin- 
ing districts. Uy coming tt Lena, they 
will find us pretty comloit,ibly situatt-d 
about three stpiares South-west of the 
dc]H>t, ready to receive iheni ; but not to 
the exclusion of any others who do not 



nmde aud he blessed aud hallowed it.— j |u|j,,j. ;„ ^^.^^j „,„! Joctniie. Ci 



We also hallowed it aud met as wc al- 
ways do at hi-< holy house lor woi-ship, 
and to praise him in siuig aud pniycr. in 
preaching and hearing. And a happier 
meeting we have not had, lo, these many 
days. 

Why so liapjiy dear Bro., because you 
hiul fair weiither? No, not lliat. 

Well, why so happy, because you had 
a large audience aud good atteution? — 
No, not thai. 

Well, liro., what made you so happy ? 
Just beciiuse four precious, blood- 
bought souls broke the fcltcrx of Satan 



and all, nud as long m your name is not 
Ivi/ion we will try and make you ae wel- 
come as we can ; especially when we are 
at home, which will likely be pretty near 
all the lime this winter, ou account of 
our dear ailUcted daughter, who is con- 
fined to the house nil the time ; who. 
with many olhere in siinilar eireum- 
Ktnnces, is a special subject of sympathy 
und prayer ior aU God's dear children. 

May tlie grace of God enable you to 
lulfilt yuur responsible station as editors, 
through life, in honor to his nnnie aud to 
the palviiliuii of many precious souls, and 



ami some have deserted tlie camp of sin 
to walk with the Israel of God. He 
coiiliiuies his labors here till the 23rd, 

iust. D. CllOFFORD. 

Johnidown, Va , Nov. io. 

[A similar report of the same meeting 
was also sent us by Bro. llirnm Mussel- 
man. — Ei).] 



»51 IH). A 
[■ llK' fnilli 



of a crucified .Savior 

Uiem their miui..r, and think wc can ' ..uly in ibi. n-^'i^'' ^^'^^Z ^ il^- ""' """ ''""' 

do s.mie good by lelting then, read some examples of Clins .am y ^^" ' >*'';' , 

nf the p.LphlJts and hooks that, ably ,„ion? Are we alUa.ve and al e o 

defcmlthe gospel as pmctieed by the our several duties? Do we tcU 

Brethren. I shall also let them read kvorlh of precious souls, who are on I c 

your "Trine Immei^ion Traced to ibe brink of eudk-ss woe and nnsery Ul 

■Ap„,th« •■ I let us wield a powerful influence to dmjv 

The several numbers of Tin: Bkftu- j them int^. ihe precious fold of Jc^ns. 
nuN AT WoiiK. thu.. far, I have al.o out Onr Uvofeast U to be on the 1st anu 
among my friends. I am going to hand o,„i „f Dm'inber. 
thcmlo our Baptist minister. I always ] Xui; \i. 



Campbellism Weighed in the BsIiQce 
Found Wanting.— A "■niu-Ti oci'mon bV 

in Kl.lcr (' . liyJ. II. M„( 

,.,-11 i.iiiii.-a lnu-l..lMxlci-i.i,„gi;s. Sliuiii,||' 
tirciiliili-tl I'J' llie Imii'li-PiU hi nliiioji ,,,, 
liiciiniy. I'lieP, 2 ciii.ic!! 10 ci'iiis ; phj,],,; 
cciils ; "Jti cniiliM $1 Oil ; KM) Cniiic-i, JiJ j^i 



Vindicatoi — iiy m_ , 



•iciiv 



■ca t- tin. 



■ finifi),!, 



Sahbatism.— ".V m. M. li-iipimmi, 

,„ j,-p 10 cci.ls. I-j copiM SI 00. Troii. IU 
.^lOibiilli iiiiiMliun, lii'ii'lly Hluiwing Hn 
„l,scrvnnci' of ll.o »cvoutU-.liiy SiibbiUli i^^^ 
rumy ivitli rill oilier Ji-wiali iliiys. nuil \iu 
llie " fii-sl liny of llic woel<." i»i' 
iliiy for ClirJBtlnaa lo nKsemlilc ii 



One BaptiGnii 



■A iliftlogiio fili.>iviiig llini int, 
lUc ouly eroun.l »f ,„,i„n, yi^ 
cnii III- coiiHciniilionsly oecupieil hy ilm i^i, 
iiigiti'ii<iiiiiaiii)on« of Chrinii'iiilom. Hjj ^ 
M.iorc, Oiii> cupy, \o ccnW ; 10 toiiie* Jiu, 
25 collies ?"J W. 



(ivi- ti.i'ic-. M 10. i,.i, u.j.ic* S'J 00. 
The Perfect Plan of Salvation, "^ Saft cr, 

Sllllv^illg lli;it llif i"'*i"i"ii ni'i'iipici] ti' 
Ilvrlloi'ii. i» iiifikllil.ly snfv. \'tke I cii| 
cciiis -. '^ ci'invn, 'i't t'oaU ; ID ti.|.iM, $1 iv. 



,,X*cr ajrii&crbotf.' 



Isll.olillo i.f o.n (i 
ivc pnlilisli espcfially li 
vrliooil lliiK piel'oi-slu 

gunge. 

Il U the ',11110 B^IK 



und il 



llKtllKrt i 

Work. ' l.iil i-'xra iii..]i(l>ly, nii.1 »ill l« iltii 
I'll iiF III' Mii'liiitli.iii ol lUf linlli mid |irn(lkt 
• if iliv ISi'i'ilii'i'ii, nil ikIvihiiIi- of prituiliii 
('lii'i-r>io»ty Wi- uill riia('^\«r i.i iimke (■ 
(i«r lit-noiiii peoiik- u smiml. ri'lijiiuiis iiiunllilj. 
nnil li"])!- ilicy "ill give il nil ll"' fiitounp 
meni ill tlu-ir pcuvcr. Oiir i.iii.i|.lilcl, i 

"Till- I'oifeil I'liiii wf .Siilviili " il 

ii'ikiiKliilol into the (iCi-iiiAti Iniigiiugc. mul i^^- 
li!tlii>>l ill the ■■ Uor Urauiluvliotc." 

VoliiiiK! Ml will coniiiioucc Willi llic licsi'- 
iiiiigot 1877. 

l'v\i:i\ pur iiiiiiiiiii. "■"j cL'iiln. Ariy ai 
mg five UBiiics mill §11.75 will rtixivc nn ni* 
py fri'c. Ki.riiHovcr rliii ilic )||1".li 



will II 



hIIoa 



..■I Iiici-. Imi 



mMili 



The Brethren at Work, 



A 3ELIGI0U3 WEEKLY. 



-:o:— 







and put ou the easy yoke of Jesus.— j fi„nlly j-aiher us all home to himself for 



Four youtliful pilgrims sturtetl to-day 
lijr the haven of re^t, for " the Sun- 
bright Clime," for "the Cat«s Ajar." — 
Four more namus were registered on the 
pay-rolls of heaven. 

Come brethren, " rejoice with thosi; 
who rejoice." But the end is not yet. — 
In the near future we hope to chronicle 
the return of other wanderers to the ]ire- 



Jesus suike. 
J.rna. III. 



Esotn Kiiv, 



FROM MICHIGAN, 

Bni.i;i.-vii,l.i:, VaiiBnrcn Co.,} 
Mh h,. Nov. r2th, 1S76. J 
DITUUS BiiCTiiiti^N AT Wouk;— 
DivAnBumilliKN:— I feel it my duty 
cious fold. Wc have now our perioil of to tc-xlify my appreciation of The Bketh- 
harvewt. A long time has been devoteil hkn at Wurk. which I am reeeiving 



E 



to Flowing the good seed. May the Lord retjularly. WheO I liret heard of it, I 
of the harvest shower abundantly thu , hail wtme doubla a-s to ihere being anv 
treftsurfs of his graces on the laborfi of . call for Mirh u pujier, but as I Imve be- 
all hisftcrvantt. came acipiiiinleil with il, I Imve learned 
Dear brethren, I am rejoiced to see to hit.'hly e>leeiu it. and think that it fills 
you eheri-h and advocate the claims of a real want. Although I have not had 
the Daiiidh mission. Keep us advised of liilie to read it thoroughly, I have read 
its KOCcHUs and its nercHsilie*, especially It emmgh to regard it as awM)»/iind vitj- 
ila ueiVMi(ie«. We must make it a sue- oroiM papir. lain parlienlarly jdeased 
cew if the 1-onl grants it his favor. It with Ihe t^laiid you liave taken in rcanl 
would be IV burning, eankeiou-- Hhame, tn adverll-i uu-iits. Tlie disiinrt type 



FROM INDIANA. 

UR Communion meeling of the sec- 
ond of Novendier is now over. We 
had but oil'.- ininisteiiug brollier from a 
distance. Bro. Johli Mel/ger of Wild 
Cat eouihieted the exerciwa. There was 
good order in the houEe. Kcceived four 
by baptism. Bro. George Ciipeeiinie to 
us about the close of the meeting, and 
contemplalesstayingtherciit of the week 
to preach for us, 

W. II, HAii.^iiiiKH(iKi{. 
Udoi,.,, Ind. 

FROM COLORADO. 

III.WK rdiinini (nim atlcudiog my 
nyular uppointnienbi wilh the Brelh- 
ren in BoulderCo,, had three niteliiigs, 
two more additions by bajitism, and pros- 
pect of more foon gelling liicd of their 
Hint, and foi-^nkint,' ibe wavs of the 
world, 

.1. a Floiiy 
(hrelnj, Vuhmtih,. 



FROM IOWA. 



w^:^ 



the 2«l] 
nourmeeliiig-hoiisLiii 



had a lov 
2i)t]iofOtt. 
South Waterloo ehurdi, Iowa, "live inilM 
feonih of lb,- liiv of Waterloo. Attend- 
Among llie olliu;,! 



J iiv 



Ki'iTi;i> Asn I'l'iii-isiii: 
J. II, Mwn-. J, r, Mcym, M. M, l':sliili"' 

ASSISTKD BY 
11. II. Millor. J, W, Slftin. Dnnii;! Vniiiiiini. 
1!, Mi-nlJior, mid Miillie A. Lpm, 

TnK IliiLTuaK.s AT Woai;. i» »» iiiic""!' 
iiiisitig uilvociilo of rriMiiiivo Clniminiiii.' 'n 
its iiiiuii^iil pinily. 

Il rccoi-niiiM tlio Xuw Toslniiieiil ni il'f "= 
infalUljle role of ftiith ami pviiilicc 

11 iimiiiljuiinlliril Fultli. Uoiicalnnc* n"il !'■ 
liMiii lire for tlie rcaiistiiua of sins: 

Tlinl Trliio Iiiiinei»ion or Jipii'i'g .'''<■ ' '' 
(liile Ihryo liiiiCH rucB-forwiiril it riiiison" > 

tilirlli: 

Tlinl Fcet-Wiwliin(f. ns IiiubIiI ;" ■'';'"',''_ 
II iliviiic eommiind to be obncrvcd in llieclm''' 

TWllic.Uril'«Soppcri«.imil m^f^ 
ill c<,ioi.-i'liiii> Mill! Ihe l-om.iimooii. »'""""t, 
l.iid'u ill the evening, ur nf'er H'l' ^''"»" 



Tlml Ihe Snhltr.l!i)ii of Hic IIi'lj ^ ^'; 
of riiurily ia liimliii); uiio" l''" '""" 
Cli]-j»i : 

Thill War mill llclnliiillon ■"■» '"'"['^.'■J '^ 
Bpiiit citiil »eir-iloiiyii>g prineiplM oi 
i'm of imm Chrinl : 

Tlinl II Noii-Confoniilly to 'l"" "!"■''''." i-' 
cnslmns, ,l,iily wnll(. roi-l conv.'i;'"!""';', 
linl 1(1 Inio hiillnctia nndri'iif"!!"" I" > 

Il aliio ndvociilM tho SiTipnnul > "l?^ ^^^ 
oihtini; llio slok wilh oil i" 'I'" " 



In ■lioi-t il i 

,nil till' \lin-l 



of nil 'I'"' 

"";„"';::i*- 
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The Brethren At Work. 



■■ Dcho/d I brbuj you good Tidinga of great Joy, which shall be unto aU People."— I.VKE 2, 10. 



Vol. I. 



Lanark, III., November 30, 1876. 



No. 11. 



The Brethren at Work- 

H[)1Ti:d anu I'Uiir-usiiuD wiiKULV. 

— U V — 

J.. H. MM". J- T. Ueyors, U. M' Eshelman. 

ASSOCIATE EDITORS. 

R. II. Miller Ladiiijit, Iml. 

J W. Stein, .... Ncwionin, Mo. 

J). Vmiin'ii". Virdcn, III. 

D. B. MciitKcr, . . - Waynesboro, Pa. 

ASSOCIATE EDITRESS. 
Muttiu A. Ltur, .... Urbnna, III. 



TERMS, per annum, 



Si.35- 



A'Mri'^4 '. J. E. MOOUE, Lanark, Carroll Co. 111. 



Etuici'ti Agriicy; J.T. Me7eTs,Qerma&towii,Fa. 



YEARNINGS. 



S)ioutJ I ever lio so lucky, 
As lo rciitli tliv sliiniiig Hlioru, 

1 iviiiilil 1ic so woitilrniis linppy, 
As 1 never wiu belure. 

Here I linve iitmumberci) liiols. 

Ami my Jnily cross lo bcur, 
All nioiig my luiUome JDUViicy, 

Till I enlci' over lliore. 

V/hvn 1 lliiiik of those ilcpartod: 
lEow by fuiih iliey were sualftincil ; 

(Iflun ill the hours of tiiiil, 
Gluriuus victoi'ics ihcy giiiDcil. 

llprc mny I become victoriotia: 
I'iglil my foes lui tvcll us (hey : 

Anil nrising from the conquust, 
Slill continue in the wav- 

All iiiy triuli) und leuipUitiuna, 

Will forever brtvo nii fud ; 
Fur the hopes of my enlvnlion 

tin his pi-oiiiiitca depend. 

Am) njy CJirnesI cxpecliilion, 
Iv III rcuch the shining ahorc ; 

ThiTC lu SCO my dear Itcdccmcr, 
And be like litui evermore. 

Thci-o. nmid (he sninla in glory, 
III llic prcicncc i>f the Lnmb. 

I tvill sing Hnlvnlion's ntilhcm, 
And extol my Snvior's nniuo. 

There \ull 1 rejoice, cxullant. 

On Hid over sliining shoi'L\ 
And will join the chnnh Lnampliiini*. 

Wiilk ill while forever >Dnio. 

There I'll sing llic soiigot!' illuHeB. 

And the tuillicni^ oC ihu Liinili, 
In th« presence of llMiuigcls 

Anil the wonderful] H JuMi. 
llarhygviUe, Pa. 



FAITH-MEANING OF THE WORD- 
ITS NATURE. 

NUJunm r. 

^|V) bilicvL- uii the Lovtl Jcjsu3 Christ 
iw tlie Savior niul Redepmcr of the 
Itl is mic of the fuudjunentftl prinw- 
]ili.« of tlie g08|iel. It IB a duty inciilcs- 
t**! with sjici-iiil and iieculiar ciuneslness 
hy tlie itmpired writers of tho Kcw 
Testament Scriptures. No duty is ]iiior 

< tins one, luul none moro important 

iduxteiisivo; its ncct^itity !» both uni- 
vorsul and indisponsiblo. Faith ia, 
tlierofore, a sulijcct to which wo should 
It'll great importance, as it concerns 
our Bpiritnnl salvation. The subject vna 
not be too thoroughly uiviistigated. Wc 
propngf, tlierefore, to oflfcr some remarlis 
on the nature of faitli in general ; and 
ill the cUiHiiijr lip of our iiivcstigation of 
the subJL-i.a. we ehall then note the prop- 

I'tivs of tliat failli which we miiy regard 

s saving in its uattiic 
I. Wc will give an exiM)silion of the 

"itl; nml, accoiidly, we hIihII then eon- 
sidrr brielly the nature of faith in gen- 
eral. 



3IEA;iISa OF THE WORD. 

Tlie Greek word for faith \sfi»lu, from 
the verb fcitho, which means to confide, 
to trust, to havccoiilidencc. Faith then, 
according to liie root-idea of the word, 
is the prrsuaslon of a thing upon the 
principle of evidence : or, in other words, 
faitli is the absent of the mind to the 
truth of a projioaitioii, 

By fnith being based upon the princi- 
ples of evidence, we mean the caiiie of 
helicF, Faith is, theretorc, an cHcct, be- 
cnnse it n active ; and it isthrongli faith 
in its active and divine Bcuse that we are 
saved. It is said in Jno. 20: 30,31; 
" And many other signs truly did Jesus 
in the presence of bis disciples, wliich 
nie not written in this book, lint these 
are written that yc might believe tliat 
Jesus is the Christ, the Hon of God ; and 
that believing ye might have life through 
his name." Here our Lord and Savior, 
in the language wc just now quoted, re- 
fers to the cause of faith, the activity or 
evidence of faith, and the result of faith. 
" But these Oiiiigg are written," which im- 
plies the ground or cause of liL'Hef; 
" that believing," is further added mean- 
ing faith in its active and evidential 
sense, " Ye might have life through his 
name." What a prombe ! 

Let ns then cling to the Rock that i^ 
higher than I: for in clinging to him 
there is life— life elerua!, butin dinging 
from him is death. 

J. T. Meyers. 



WHAT IS THE LEGAL NAME OF THE 
MEMBERS OF CHRIST'S CHURCH 



i S there is at present a considerable 
jfV interest manifested among the jh-o- 
fessed followoi-s of the Son of God upon 
the above subject — some contending for 
the specific name Chriitian or disciple, 
while others maintain that it makes no 
dilference by what name we are known, 
I therefore, thotighl that a few remarks 
upon the subject might not be uninterest- 
ing to the readei-s of The Biibthrrn at 
Work. 

In coming t« anything like a satisfi 
tory conclusion upon the solution of tliis 
ipiestion, it is most certainly necessary 
in the very outset, to carefully examine 
Ihe relationship wc bear in the iiuestiou, 
It certainly must be a recognized and un- 
deniable fact to all Bible readers, thnt 
there are three persona in the Godhead 
to which wo bear some kind of relation 
The inquiry then, at the very outset of 
our investigation should be to ascertain 
fts nearly as possible the relation we su; 
tain to God the Father, the Son, and the 
Holy Ghost. In the lirit place, then, wt 
projiosc to notice what relation we sus- 
tain to God tlie Father, as that would 
seem to be the natural order in our 
veatigatiou. 

We i)re3umc there will be no dispute 
or doubt in the mind of any, of the fact 
that the Hrat relation we all bear to God 
tho Father, is that of creature and Cre- 
ator. The apostle Paul, in his address 
to the Athenians, tloea most evidently 
present this idea when he says; " AVe are 
his creatures, tlio workmanship of his 
hands." This being an acknowledged 
fact by all, I presume there is no uecti of 
consuming time, or occupying space by 
tlie introduction of proof, or theemploy- 
mont of argument to e3tid)li3h the fact, 
l)Ut shall treat this point tui cancelled. 
It must be clearly manifest to all then, 
that in view of tins fact that «e can not 
recognize ourselves, while in our natural 
condition, iw having any other rclaliou 
to God than that of creature; it must 
lie equally manifest that there must be 
Bomo other principle brought to bear 



which ebaugcs our relation, which we 
bear to God the Father. 

We notice in tho second place, that wc 
also bear the relation of father and son — 
parent and children. — 

In our investigation of this feature in 
the subject, it will be necessary to bring 
before our minds the clmnicter of the 
second person in the Godhead — the Sou 
of God. There is aho, no dispute in the 
religious worhl ns to tho fact, Jtv-us Christ 
being the legitimate Son of God, all con- 
ceding this as being Ajj undeniable 
fact. It would therefore be quite supsr- 
fluous for me to spend time in offering 
proofs and aigamenls to sustain what all, 
except infidels, do admit as trn.?. 

Jesus Christ is therefore presented to 
our view as beingtlie naliiral Sua of God, 
ora^St. Joim expresses it. "As being 
the only begotten of the Father, full of 
grace and truth." Wo would not wish 
to he misunderstood ii\ our expriinaiou, 
where wc employ the term iiutiiral Son 
in the preceding s.-nteilce, as being ac- 
cording to the ordinary coai-se of nature 
in the begetting of the Sm of God ; be- 
cause, I am far fi-oni entei'laining any 
such nu idea, but I wish to be understood 
to be considering it in the sense iu which 
St. John is when he declares Christ to 
be the only begotten of the Father 
Christ is therefore the only being in heav 
en or upon earth, or throughout the en- 
tire realms of God's creation who has 
a natural right to call God his Father. 

But be is notonly his Father, but he is 
also his God, as St. Peter says; " Blessed 
be the God and Fatkcr of our Lord 
Jesus Christ, who has begotten us again 
unto a lively Iiope &f." The Son of 
God becomes our natural brother by the 
assumption of natures, "Being born of 
woman made under the law," and he also 
becomes our equal in the sense that our 
God becomes his God also. 

Now, although we have got into a very 
close relation with God the Father, in 
that his Sou hiu become our brother, 
yet this close relationship does uot per- 
mit us in truth to call the Father of Jesus 
Christ our Father; simply upon (his 
ground of relationship. 

Having thus far examined our natur- 
al relationship which we sustain to God 
the Father, and also to his Son, and 
found by the examination that wc are not 
by virtue of this relationship at all jus- 
tifiable iu calling tho Gud and Father of 
our Lord Jesus Christ our Father, not- 
withstanding we can in a certain sense 
call his Son our brother, it becoinis nec- 
essary in the next place in the prosecu- 
tion of our investigation, to try to 
ascertain if possible, how it is possible 
for us to attiuu to this high honor. It 
therefore becomes necessary in the third 
place to bring before our minds the char- 
acter and effect of the Holy Spiiil, which 
is douominated the third pn^son in the 
(iodhenil. It is declared in the Script- 
ures, " That it is the Spirit tliftt quicken- 
eth, the flasli itrofiteth nothing," nud 
again it is si\id that " As the Fatlier hath 
power to raise up the dead and to quick- 
en whomsoever he will, so also Imth he 
given unto the Son power to givccterual 
lili) to all them that believe. 

Any attempt at a description of the 
third pei-bon in the Godhead, which is 
distinguished bj tho nanio Holy .Spirit, 
would bu us futile a« it would be vain, be- 
cause it would b.' an attempt t-) defin j a 
thing wliitfh isevidontly nndoliiiable.and 
which is niojt certainly thu ca*c with all 
tilings which are solely 8piritu;»l or im- 
material. Yet, however great the impos- 
sibilily may be, to iK'tiny or il^cribe the 
person of the Holy Spirit, the fact in none 
the less true that there dues exist such a 
peraon in tho holy trinity. Whatever 
this pci^on may be when separately con- 
sidereil from the other two, it is certainly 
an undi.*putable fact, that it is the em- 
bodiment of ihiU power by which the 



Father has in all ag.v sen fit toperform 
those stupeudous and marvelous woi'ks, 
which are so marvelous in our oyiis. 
This, is cjrtaiiily that most powerful 
agency through which Jehovah operated 
in bringing order, beauty and harmony, 
out of chao3 and confusion, 

It U said by Moaes, the aaercd hi-ttori- 
au, that "The Spirit of God moved uprin 
the face of the wateiN, aurl God saitl let 
llicre be light and there was light." 

We might notice many iiislancty, had 
we time to do so, where God em])loycd 
this powerful agent in the performance 
of those wonderful act?, but ai this fact 
is like the other two which we have al- 
lude<l to, conceded by all cla*isc» of m..'n 
except skeptits and itifi<lL*l«, we think 
there is no u«c in multiplying te^tinioni^.'S. 
Wc only wish to bring bi tore the min<ls 
of the reader one other important work, 
which God the Fathei- performed through 
.this agent. 

We are clearly taught in tho sacred 
Scriptures, that it was by this same Spirit 
or agent tlint God the Father raised up ■ 
Christ from the dead. I conclude that 
the Scriptures are so abundant anil clear 
upon this proposition, that it would be 
entirely superfluous for me to adduce 
one single quotation to confirm the fact, 
and shall thcrcrore treat the case as con- 
ceded. It is declared in the Scriptures 
that, " The Father sent the Son into the 
world, not to condemn the world, but 
thnt tho world through him might be 
saved." 

It must be cloariy discernible then, 
that the Father sent his Son into the 
world for its salvation, hut "The world 
knew him not, and therefore, afU'r suli- 
jecting him to the most miserable shame 
and contempt, they finally cap the climax 
of their contempt, by crucifying him be- 
tween two thieves, as the strongest evi- 
dence of their utter coutempt. But the 
Father determined to honor him 

Fir.it. By n public aeknowletlgemeiit 
of him OS his Son lu the prtseiicc of his 
enemies at the time of his baptism, and 
Se-'ondly. In the presence of his breth- 
ren at the time of his transfiguration, 
and lastly, by appointing liiui a kingdom 
in this world, wliich should be a iipiritu- 
al orgauizilion, and yet so visible and 
con*picuou* iu its character that even 
his onemiei would be conqjcllcd to recog- 
nize its existence. " And it shall come 
to pofs in the lost days, that the mount- 
ain of the Lord's house shall be estab- 
lished in the top of tlic mountains, and 
shall be exalted above the hills, and all 
nations shall flow unto it." " Ye are the 
light of the world, n eJty sot ou a hill 
can not be hid." 

This visible spiritual organization was 
evidently the bequwt of the Futh 
the Son, and wits given him asn token of 
honor, and as a recompense for the things 
which he sufiered. "Although he was 
a Son, yet learned he obetliiiRC by the 
things which he snftoreil, and through 
snUoring he was made perfw;t, and be- 
came the author of eternal salvation to 
all those that ob'y him." 

"And ho hath given him to be head 
over all things to tho church which is 
his body, 

Tho Son having thus received the 
kingdom as n testament from the Father, 
proceeds at once to arrange its organiza- 
tion bv the aniiuue'atlon of certain wm- 
Mtitutional laws for its givernment, ami 
also certain formulary ccivmonies by 
which the subjects shall Iw inducted into, 
ami become legal participanti of its eu- 
joymonts and blc-ishig.'. Tha emhodi- 
luent of all these laws nud ceremoniiii 
are clearly set forth in the four Evangel- 
ists— Matthew. Mark, I.uke and John. — 
The conditions of eitix<"nship luv, " Be- 
ing born of the water and of the Spirit," 
and the formula of the ceriiuony is, bi>- 
being " Baptized into the name of Fath- 



I of the Son. and of the Holy 
Gli.wt." 

The Holy Spirit, orthe third pcritoii in 
the Godhead, now becomes the eHicient 
agent, in the adopting of children into 
this spiritual organization. "Know yc 
not, that ns many of us as were baptiiwd 
into Jesus ChrUl, were baptized inte big 
death, and if ye be Clirtst's, then nre yc 
Abraham's seed and heirs according to 
the promise ; " " For yc have not rwiiv- 
ed the spirit of bondage again to fvar, 
but the spiritof adoption whereby ye ory 
Abba Father; the Spirit btrareth witnca* 
with our spirits that we are the children 
of God, and if chihlren, heirs of God 
and joint heiis with Cjiri^i." Being 
then children of God, and joint, or equal 
heii-s, with Christ, it innst bo apjiareiit 
to nil wc have bcwmie brethren to tlie 
Lord Jesus Christ, and hence, our proper 
name would be Brethren. 

We notice in the next ami lost place, 
in connection with what has already been 
said upon this question, that the prophet 
Isaiah, in speaking of this visible script- 
ural organization in the 62nd. chapter of 
his prophecy remarks thus ; " For Zion'a 
sake I will not rest, and for Jerusalem's 
sake I will uot hold my p?ace, niilil the 
righteousness thereof shall break forth ns 
brightness, aud the salvation thereof as a 
lamp that biirn.!th. and the (ieutilea shall 
sec thy rJgliteou.*ness aud all kings thy 
glory, and thou shalt be calle-l by a new 
navi'^, which the mouth of the I^nl shall 
name." In this dcclarnlion of the proph- 
et we have it positiv^-ly dechiri^«l, that the 
menibere of this spiritual organization 
shall be called by a new name which the 
mouth of the Lonl shall name. 

We have already shown that the legal 
nameof thcsuhjecls'if Christ's kingdoiu, 
that of CiiETiiREK, aud iho'V rcceivj 
this title by virtue of their udoplijn 
through the agency of the Holy Spirit, 
prompting them lo submit to the Ivniis 
of citizenship iu tho kingdom of Chris!. 
These terms ai-e, faith, repentance; a birth 
of water and the Spirit, and an abs>dutc 
obedience to the govermueut of Jesus 
Chriot, ns the King. The ceremony <.f 
induction is baptism into the name uf 
the Father, and of the Son, and of the 
Holy Ghost. This is the spirit of adnp- 
tiou whereby we say Abba Father. 

The name which the Lord uamwl the 
subjects of his kingdom was, firet, svr- 
vaiits, second, disciples, third, fricuds, 
aud hist, brethren. " Hcuceforth 1 call 
ye no more servants, for the servant 
knoweth not what his Lord ducth. hut I 
cull ye friends, and ye are my friends if 
ye do whatsoever I comnmiid you. From 
this language of the King, wc conclude 
that none are even eutitlnl to the name 
of friend.i only thnse who olis;.Tveanddo 
all tilings which the I-onl hascommand- 
eil. But we find that the l;isl, an4l mibt 
endearing name by whiih tin- Lord tins 
distinguished his jK'iijdc. his iIiiMnn of 
the adiqiti'in of the Hulv Sjiiril, ai.d 
joint heirs with Idnvself lo an ialieritam e 
which is incorruptible, uiuhfilwl ;:ii.| 
that fadelh not away, eternally in ihe 
heavens, is the name Ilrtthrrn. 

It is said hy the niHisilc that he wns 
not ashanuHl to call them Biv-ihivii, try- 
ing "I will declare thy name hefnro 
many Brethren." 

The name Christian is cvtdt-iilly a 
name of reproich, which was giv»n la 
the Brethren by their emniii^i and i^i^ 
secutors, but was never given thiiit l.y 
the L<)r<l hinis^-lf, and hence |!ic :i{Mft-.t - 
s:iys ; " L -l none of y«in s« HVr as » luur- 
dercr, or as oh evil tlucr, or as a thief, t.r 
Its a busy-body lit o;her nieii s mnttt'iv, 
but if any man suffer as a Vhri<tr'-- '. ! 
him uo! be tuihniitcd." 
Joneaboi-ough, 7>nh. 



If yon would lie wi.-A\ 
late and ivnumbcr. 



Ti-J K 



liliKTHl^EN AT AVOHlv. 



The Breth ren at Work. 

■ Tl,o lUiili.vi, ..1 \\..rk, i.ill I..- "Ill I"'"'- 
I«ii.l. lufttV«a«ln»t in 'he l.'"'"^' *'"'«• '"^ 
Cunadji. for SI 35 p« nnnuni. TlioM tomling 
cialit nnmo* iiinl 810 8.'., will rccoirp iin cxtm 
copy rtw of chnnr- >'■>' ■»" '"^*'' •'■'* n""'**'' 
lUi- a^ni will ho nllowe.1 1'. ocni» for Mcli ("l- 
.hiions) nmnc. which niimunl cnii !» dcludod 
(ruin llie money, hcf^r* frn<ling il lo u». 

MoDPj ilrdcra. l)nift«, nmi llciii^lpwl UtlPrt 
ii.iij- he BPnt nl our rink. Tlii-y rhaiM Iw mmle 
)injrab1o to J. II. Moore. 

Sut-criplinn-. r..mn>i.»ki»li'.n.. rlc. «liouW 

).<■ a.Miv<*c.h J. E, uoosr, 

Lft&u-k. CuToU Co., HI' I 
LAKABK. Ili., KOVEKBES 30, 1876- i 



UTI!ii.l;iiiii:ir\ IM. I«; 1 


,. :Mnf 


Snl.m.-I iMliniiy nill '>■■ 


HliriiiH.* 


ctk, While Cii.. Iiiil. 





Hho. R U. Mcnr^vrsnyK: "HcrcHilli 
(li.,I nn..:I.cr Immlfiil "f proven.ler for 
tlii- LiuK- Flwk. Miiy llie Kntlicisimc- 
lify it l*> tlic fidlirig »f 5,000." 

\Vf. Imvo jiHl priiiltHl n Tew Iiinulrcil 
CHpiw ol' oiir rjiril i-iilit)i-cl llie Good 
Bh'phml On tlio book of llic tnnl in 
tlieliyiiin: "Oil ye yoiiiif,', yc jiny. )"e 
])rou(i." TliiLM- iinkTiiifc' tlit'in right 
ii«ny mil (.'Cl l)ii-m for 5 tU. a doKCii, nr 
■_*■; fit', n liiiinlml. 

FlEOM mniiy brcilircn (iml sisters we 
nrc reooivin;: Kords uf i-iiconnigcinpiit. 
niHl for tliPiii wo fit'l qiiilc tlmiikful, nuiI 
mo iilwnyii Imjipy t<» be lluiseiicoiirftgeil. 
bill we iiiu^t be eMtisdl from imblLsbiiig 
nioie tliiiii one or [wo occai-iiiimlly ns it 
woiil.l look luo iiiiifii likp boiisliiig in tlic 
cyi¥ of niniiy. 

Owrso lu tlie fnit, tl'iil the GcwpiO 
Tn-c. Awdcinlii'ii will Mii.n lis prepared 

lo liiku ill Iinml llic luiblicrtti »f books 

aud Imel^ Bn». M. M. Ksbeliimii Inis 
foiicliidcd iiul to (."■'lie Nns. .'>, 7, 8 luii! 9 
of Ti-"(/« TriumiihnitU Tit ibosc wliii 
(irdei-ed \\\vao Nos. eitber iwttnlMm or 
Ostr I'a'tth. bas been sent, niid if this is 
II..; Milisfiirli.ry jilease wrile us. 



IJiEo. J. AV. Sli-iii is to be licre Decem- 
I)er llie Isl. lii.., K. n. Miller tbf 5th, 
nii'l Bro. Diiiiiel ViiniTiiim Ibe Klh. liro. 
Slein will reiiinin in Nortlierii Ills, but ft 
bliiirt time; Vnnimmi will not likely 
ctiiy over two wcek^, but lli-o. Miller, if 
nidc to jircttcli, may renmiii several 
wt-eka. about ten nights of wliieh time 
Ml- exjicct liiin to preuch in Lanark. 



Ix answer to ibe intpiir)-, ns to when 
we will publish our works already writ- 
ten lint ntit ytt ffiven lo the publio, we 
will here my llial it is our intention to 
jniblidi lluni tbrouph the IjRimrjiEN 
AT WouK before they a]tpcnr in imni- 
jililel form. We will not likely cuni- 
jnriieeaiiy of iheni tilt the next volume, 
tis wc will then have more time lo get 
llu-m ready fm" tin- prt*a. 

\Vi{ have now in llic oiiiec a supply 
of llic Ilrctbren's New Kiiglisli Ilyniu 
book, wbieb will be sold on tbefollowiiifj 
Irrtiiii : 

1 .-..py. Turkey M..r..en), pn..t j.ai.181.00 
lVrdo):eii ' 11.00 

" " " •* by ex pre* 10X0 

I c<jpy,Ar«bci<luenr sheep, postpaid .75 
lVrdi.z^ii " " " " " 8,00 

■■ ■. " '■ " by cxpre.'is 7-2-7 

(iwi.Nu to the eoDt)Uiic<l illiie:s<of Bro. 
Knoeli KbyV diiuj:liter be woi! unable tu 
[^■1 un llie Siulheni iidi^ioii work iifi iiieu- 
tiuned two we«^k(« a^u, Drctbivii John 
Kniiiicrt aud Oeo. Slndebnker are now 
(in tbe niisslou in Hro. Kby's place. — 
This iiiLtjiounry tield is becoming cpiitc 
'iiitei\«ting and ihere are pru^ipeetHof do- 
in;; a noble work in that part of the 
Hloiv. May the Lord \i\<xi the work as 
well nn the workmen. 



ren's faith aud practiee ever publish- 
eil. and we would be glad to sec it in the 
bunds of every »e<'ker after trulli in tbe 
laud. Tbe Itook will be sent from this 
offii-cby mail, po-l p^id, for 81.G0 per 
C"l'y- _^ 

JOHN'S BAPTISM. 

\ CAREFUL i»rii.«iil of Bro. Hum- 
nier's article, treating on JohnV 
bajttism, ns published Inst week, BUj^ested 
(.» IIS the propriety of oflTcring a lew ob- 
servations whieb wc deniml to nppenr in 
liwl issue, but was Iw much crowded 
uilh work to get time, suflicieiil I 
.ml our ibougbts on tbe 8iibjcct. We 
(]„ nut want Bro. ITunimcr to regard 
\\i\^ in rcfiiwnse to bis article; as ibe [w- 
.^ii;..n tnkcu by liim rcspectinjj llie i 
tii.n in .lolinV bapli»m, is tbe belief 
lb>- general brotbeibmid. But as be bas 
tr.uttd tbe subject jirnclieally, we offer n 
f^w thought*' tkeorftical/y, that arc nt 
limes overlooked in treating the subject, 
and a clear comprehension of them will 
likely enable us lo ace sonic fiirU more 
clearly. 

We offer iheso tboughts, however, lu 
confirmation of Bio. Hummer's gener.!! 
position, and also to enable onr readci-s 
fe» use this method, if tbey wisli, in refut- 
ing the arguments of those who umii;- 
Uiin llmt there is ii diflei-enco between 
Ibe mode of Jolm's baptism and tbnt 
taught by C'bri.it, when in fuel tbe 
whole difference is simply ibcorelieal. 

It iscvident that John's Implicni was 
from heaven, and tbat ihe bnplism 
liingbl by C'bri.tt was from tlie same 
Miniroc. This far lliey were i)rcei8ely 
idikc. We further believe that ibe 
mode, or aclwii of John's baptism Wiis the 
same as Christ's, ibr parlie-* lmpli2ed by 
either, were, without any addilioiml cer- 
emony, mcmliprtf of tbe snriio boily, and 
all must acknowledge tlint the aeliou 
was tbe same in both, or else there were 
twodiHerent inodcM in one diurcb: this 
cuiiclusion it< uuavoidablc. More tlian 
the-se, both were prereded by faith aud 
repentance, and were for the remission of 
alns. Thus we have tbcu 
Botli from heaven : 
Precisely alike iu action : 
Both precetled by faith audrepcn- 



3. 
taiiee. 
4. Both for the remissioji of sins. 
The above seem to be sufBcieutly cou- 
chisivc to wan-aut us calling them posi- 
ve. Wc further conclude tbat they 
ere both aeconipanied by tbe buptis- 
lal forniiiln as recorded in Matt. 28: 19. 
Tbe foregoing embrace about nil tbe 
features praelienlly to be fouml in eith- 
er John's bn]ilism, or tbat tnugbt by 
Christ, and shows them to be precisely 
alike in the above inenlioned features. 

But while it is clear tbnl there was no 
liffereuee belweeu tliem prnctieally, and 
their origin and dceign were the same, 
c eonehido that there was some 
difference tbcorelieftlly, and these points 
wo want to notice in the renuiiiutcr of 
our ubservalions. John's baptism was 
in the name of the l-'atber in fact, and of 
the Son and Holy Spiiit prospectively. 
John spoke of the l-'alber in (act, but of 
{.'brict and Ihe Holy Spirit iu promise. 
This however did not nffeel either the 
mode or design of John's baptipiii, only 
he bnplixtd the people in the name of 
the Father whom they knew loexist.and 
of the Son, and Holy Kpirit who wt-ro 
yet to come, and were pronnsi d by John. 
And a,s ihey were pronuMd, iiud John 
lmptize<l iu their name, it followcj that 
his baptism, so far as it was in the name 
of tbe Son aud Holy Spirit, was prospee- 
live. But alVer Christ came, aud win 
known to tbe people, Ibeu John's bn[)- 
tism was iu the name of the Father, 
and of the Son iu fact, and of the 
Holy Spirit pnwpectively. Then, when 
the Holy Spirit came, the baptism was 
ill the nuiue uf all throe iu fact, and 
none iiro'pectively, i. r. before Christ 
WHS baptized, John's baptism was in the 
name of the Father in fact, and of thi 
Tol! foiiie liinc wc have been out of Son and Hcdy Spirit prosjteetivcly. — 

j;.. It. H. Miller's book entiUed : jf'Ae [ Then afler iho rieeption of tbe Holy 

JJodriiir. i,J Our JiMhrcii Dffaultd, aud 

llierefore eonid not fill ordern; but just 

Ijef »tc K"i"(? 1" p'^''-" *"■' received n Iwx 

of ibvoi snd nri: now preji»r(.'d In lilt all 



(mfiiiT ('lirisi WO' (■"p''"''-' 

IN THK NAME ('F THE FATHEB, 

a„(l oj ihe Son, 

anil oj lite IMy Sp'rU. 

(After Ciirisl whb ImiI'HkJ.) 

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHEB, 

ANHOFTHESON, 

and <>}' '/" il"''J *>"'"'■ 

(AfliT llic Holy Spiril ciimc) 

IN THE NAMK OF THE FATHER, 

AND OF THE SON, 

AND OF THE HOLY sriRlT. 

Then there was anoltier point of dif- 
ference rcs|i(Tling tbe exlent of the de- 
sign. To ftilly undii^tond this, lei it be 
bore in mind, that Ihe jienally of 
Adam's transgression was not removwl 
unt'd after tlic ilcalh of Christ. Those 
who were baiilized prior lo this time, as 
they were bajitiKcd lor the rcniisiion o) 
tlieir sins, bad all their sins remitted at 
baplism, Ijotb ttieir own. and their 
Aflamic sins, so tliat ihey were free from 
the penally of Adam's tniiugresaions 
even bof re iho death of Christ. Then 
John's bajiiitm was for the remisiioij of 
not only their own mu?, but the Adaniic 
sin still re.'ting ujion the woild. But 
when Christ's death on the cross took 
place, and lie fully atoned for the sinn of 
the whole world, then the Itaptism after 
that WHS for the remi*ion of their own 
«ins only. 

As tbe death of (Christ ujion the cross 
took away ibe old sin of the world, it 
follows that ujion infanta tiur,' is un sin 
resting, for of sHcli is llie kingdom of 
heaven, and ilicreforc they need no ftap- 
tisni. But all lliose who come lo the 
years of ninluriiy, having transgressed 
llie law, — whidi is sin — need lo be 
baptized for tbe i-cmissiou of their own 
iudiviilunl sins. 

Then so iar as reganls iho origin, 
mode and design of John's baptism, and 
that practiced by Christ, wc re;;aid them, ' 
like Bro. Hummer, as being the one and 
the Slime thing, only a part of Joliu's 
was ill fiici, and ihc other was jirosjiec- 
tive, while iu that, taught by Christ, llie 
entire mode and all the actions were iu 
tiict, and none of it prospeelive. 



w 



sultiu 
him i 



prayer, t 



nientury. 



■ other 



!,|,ehearl."thevset themselves to woi-K 

,hcv coiu-uU some i-«ii>- 
a-'book, Che iiilll'o'- "f 
„,,,W, only ;«.% ol.ev«I .1- B^F'- 
l„d«».l, by sun.» ...<■»!.» or "tbw, U^y 

s„lt do,s u.l favor >b»t »b,cb b.) - 

,„„vo;j. ini.ii.i.hoj«™.bi..otrc«a 

"■p„tibcyc»Mm,.«y.b»tlboyJo»ot 
,,„„,v,l,«tbel..»l<«rUo.l»c-tel.* 
,,.,bi„fc....l.cbulykk^tl.oLo«USupF.-, 
„„„-co„iormiiy>..thc>™.I<l, etc. Thev 

l,„o«ild..«. Ami llKyk'.»». '«"■"!»' 
lbas.tbi..g.nreU.crcby tbo n„.b„r..y 
„f Clo.1. And sua. know niuro, cbey 
ki.n» ll.at Ihey lire nol obeying 
If will! all tbi. knowled];e, 
u„„elounl.ee.lclie|d,iin,l)»iuveinjnne. 

uwoflbe«™doflratb, andfullo« 
.1 iirou.l aud eotmi.t TuinUliy, Ibey inust 
aeeenl ibe i.roniacs iitceuding saeb a 
couree;fore«<;"e/™>-- One Hung .» 
cerlnin ; u.i man can inlieru eternal lile 
by lmdLi,<i CliiL.t : it i.oiily by fulloitnig 
bim tbat a man is made lnilil>y. «bat 
a [dty tbat kiml ami nileetiunate beaits 
are being daily and liouily led failbee 
and farrbcraivay from tbesiniiilieily aud 
power of tbe 'giKpel! Dear brotber, 
pray tbat many, yea all, may eoinc and 
leant llie blei'dness of Inimble obcdi- 
cnec to God. To this end, let all pray. 



; tbcni. 
(iiV/eon- 



THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST, 

ITS CHARACTER AND 

PROGRESS. 



tbe soil (tbe bean) for it to gron 
wateis it with'tbe early and latter s!,, ' 
ci« of bis grace tbat it may g^^ ,| 
lias bowever loll it for mnu to pr,., 
tbe soil ; that is to be bonest and uiij ' 
to receive the Word. Has eommiii,' 
tlic eiraiiig of the seed (the prcacliii,,; ,' 
Ilic word) 10 faithful nieu ; reijuin. 
those who receive the seed to prole, i 
lest tlic fowls of the air (the devil i , 
come aud take it away ; or the il„ 
(the cares of life aud dceeitfulrn-;;, 
riches) will spring uji and olioko 
Thus alter the Lord has done his ,. 
both ho that sows (preaches) aud l„, , 
r.aps (Ikhis) have faithfully ,i,,|| 
with him there will appear a i-csnl, 
ftcitibling enlarging the stone by a,l,l 
to il : preparing or improving thcii. 
for use by lii-st agitating, then cliiu,^. 
it by working it, ) article after pmn 
from the inside out until the who!.. ,,) 
becomes subjugated, settled and pi, 
cd for use, of whitli ictult willspiut 
oar next. 

(To be Contimicit.) 



CHIPS FROM THE WORK-SHOP. 



WHY IS IT SO ! 

RO. Ii:ni:i.MAN': Truth Triumphant 
Tract;! and Iwo Nob. of BliETUREN 
AT Work received. The reading in all 
of them is so plain that a fool cau not 
L-rr therein. H our Savior was ready to 
iliaown Peter wheu be refused to have 
Iiis feet washed, is it reasonable to sup- 
pose that be will accept those of the pres- 
who refuse to do the very 
itlenllcal thing? If men cnnnolseeand 
[lersland ihc" all tiiingn" commanded, 
llien they e^mnot understand anything. 
How can a uon^es-en tin list find fault with 
another iu any particular, or |>rclend to 
instruct another in the gospel way, or 
eliaige olbere with disobi,'dienee, wliilc 
be, claiming to hrc God, will mil so 
nuieh as do what Je^ns lells liiiu ? 

Joiiy CJEKR. 
Clcnv Spruuj. Md. 

Just liiiw men can do this, diar broth- 
er, I caunol tell, unlcKs it is because tliey 
have nol tlie fear of God before llicir 
eyes, and •' Love the praise of men more 
than the prais<^' of God." How n man 
can have the boldness to take the Book 
of (lod and liotd it up before a sinner 
and tell bim to believe and obey it, and 
llicu iu tlie next brcnlli tell bim that a 
good deal of it need not be obeyed, but 
just a little liere and alittlelliere will do, 
is more than iny mind can futhoiii, unless 
it is because they desire the " loaves and 
fishes" of men instead of the bread of 
heaven. 

It is a snd thing, llieiH-cfienttcaehingH 
and imm of tlie great mass of professors 
of religion. luslead of (be "word of 
truth " a little of the truth and a good 
deal of error arc mixed up for the people. 
And oile great trouble is, too many jieo- 
jde rend tbe Biblo through C — or Ir- -or 
some other author's faith. They do 
not fliug inns to the four winds, and get 



oriler*'. Tbe book is u gowl one, being 
ibe nnwt lhor< ugh defence of llic Brelli- 



Spirit, the baptism was in the name of 

the three in fael. Or to iltuhtratc more down to solid reading and thiuking. I enjoys thcli'.tLini' iii" iv'l' -"i 
clearly, we present it in the following I Tiue. they soinclimes rend the Uih. of { out his co-operation he will 
form, wherein the large ciipilul rcpie- j John and other passages whe'~'" '■ " ■ i ' . . 



NLJIBEU I. 
"Aii.l in Uii' liny* of lliese k'"B» '''"'l ''"^ 
God of licik\eu scl up n kiiigJoiii ivliicli Miall 
never lie ileslrojcil : luul llie lii 
nol bi'lufl 10 other people ; liiit il slinll I'look 
ill pieces, nutl consiinic oil lliose kiiigdt 
il sliull Blaiiil forever." Dun. 11 ; ^■t. 
rPIIUS the prophet looked down 
[ lliiough iiilurily over more thou six 
bundled years iiud saw ibis kiugdom set 
up by the God of heaven. This king- 
dom, like all other kingdoms, has five 
eunsiitncnls: "1. Tetritory, 2. Subjects, 
3. A king. 4. Law, 5. Power to sustain 
its law. Notice, it was set up not by man 
but by ibc God of heaveu. Not reccJit- 
Iv, but more than 1800 years ago ; the 
carlli being the territory. Those who 
learn to love the king well enough to 
obey him are ihe subjects of the Creivtor 
of the univeise, the king. The gospel 
the law, and ibe power that teparated 
light and darkness, arranged chaos into 
onler, tiiai burls the planetary orlis 
tbrougli boiindle.'e space with neve: -/arm- 
ing jireciHiou and at a velocity that out- 
slrij'B the wind, is the power that sustains 
the law of this kingdom. The character 
of it i.^ 1st, to break in pieces and con- 
sume other kingdoms, not however by the 
n«! of cnrnal weapons, but with tbe 
mighty weapons of love and kindness, 
2iid. It bns stability; " For it shall never 
be left to oilier people, and it shall stand 
forever. " 3rd. It is of a growing or ex- 
tending character. The prophet Dauiel 
viewed it as a stone cut out without 
hands that "Btcome n great mountain 
mid tilled tbe whole earth." It is also 
describeil ns being "Like leaven that 
a woman bid in ilirec mennircs of meat 
unlit the whole became leavened" These 
passages show that all will be finally 
brought into subjection to it by working 
from tbe inside out. 

Like vai:;ing wheat the process is strict- 
ly tbe Lord's; it is simple but effectual. 
In raising wheat the Lord has ordained 
tbnt men must work with him— mirst 
perform the parL assigned him by the 
Laid, or do without wheat. The Lord 
fii-st furnished the seed witli life (or 
living germ iu it) ; made the soil for it 
to grow DU. mid sends llie early and lair 
ter raiuH ; but has left it to man to get 
the soil in order, lo sow the seed aud 
protect it while growing; prepare it ibr 
use when mature and property une and 
enjoy it. Thus failhinlly performing the 
I part belonging t., man : man receives and 

"" " I which witli- 

»ot have, 
Just *o ■ ■ 



K are told tbat, " It makes no rljf. 
ferencc to what church you U-- 
long." If this be a fact, then why toi 
belong to the ehureh of Christ? 

—There is not one truth in all tho 
earth of which God is not the author 
lor God is truth. 

—Tbe brat trimming for a sister'i 
bonnet is a smiting, lovely couuteiiaucc. 

— It is urged that "whatever man 
thinks is right, that is right to him." ]f 
a man tbeu, thinks it is right for him lo 
obey the Lord, it is right for him to 
obev. We go a little further, and main- 
tain that it is right to obey Chrul 
wtielher a man thinks so or uot. 

— "Let the doctiiue of L — or W— 
or A — , dwell in you richly ; teaching 
nail I and admouisliiug one another with in- 
strumeutnl music, hymns i.ud spiritual 
songs;" that is tbe way, a goodly num- 
ber lei'W have it, but God's book saya: 
" Let tbe Word of Christ dwell i i you 
richly in nil wbdom ; teaching and ad- 
niouisbing one another in psalniii ami 
hymns and spiritual songs, singing with 
grace in your hearts." Col. 3 : 16, 

— Suppose a man should think it riglit 
to repent, believe, and be buptiaed, lien 
it is right for him lo do so, is it uot ? 
is perfectly right for bim to do !0 
whether a man thinks so or uot. 



-It is one thing to glory in the eros 
of Christ, and quite a diflereot thing to 
glory in the cross of Roraaniaui, The 
first makes a man a Christia'i, the lusl 
something else. 

— Of late, there has been a good deal 
of plowing done in Chicago with MomIj' 
plows — those easy-going, surface-skim- 
ming oues. Tbe clergy from yariousparU 
gathered there from day to day, to learn 
how to use the uew machine on the n- 
vival (?) fields Ibis winter. Would il 
uot be much tietter for mankind to lay 
aside these frail implements, and use ihe 
good, old gospel plow? This i- .'troiig 
aud bright, never rusts nor wears out, 
ami does its work effectually. Will' i 
you can plow so dee]> that the last rw' 
of disobedience will I c turned luuicf. 
and tlie rich soil of obedience will I* 
seen in abuudauce. 

^— If shaking hands i« obeying "Oreel 
oae another with a kiss of charily," 
would not looking into a wiue-eask be 
obeying the Lord in the communion? In 
other words, " If ' handaluiking ' is ki-* 
iug, is not looking, drinking? 

—Believe facts, believe mid obey com- 
luands, believe aud hope for, or enji'I 
promises. He that does this, has put"" 
Christ. Putting on Clirist U uotpulli"J 
on the world, nor any man in llicW'ifW' 

Whoso rea.l.ili, id b'im und.-i^liii"!' E. 



...jU the baptism when ill tiici, and ihe ' laid njion them, but inMead of ffoiwj j The Lord first furnislud'thi " " 
italic* when pm^perlive : ^ ri.jht to worh, and " obeying them from | word cf God) having li,-,. j, 



r lU It 



:1 (the 
made 



We have just room enough he"' ' 
Say tbat we are again out of Euvclo|>f 
We will try nnd linve another lot ready 
sometime next week. Tho.'^e wh" li"^' 
ordei'd will plciise exercise a lilt'" r 
tience. It would be wctl if some I'liC" 
every church would order a buna"-"'."' 
two and in this way all i 
could be supplied. — [Ki>. 



(.liiircb'^ 



THl^: lUiKTIriliKIM ^V'i' VVOillv. 



SANCTIFICATION. 



.,.,„„lf, .l."» >l„„,„l. U,y l„„l,; (I,, 

„.n.ir«.i.."-i»''" •'■•"• , , ._ 

n\VING bcoii ret|ucste(l to write 
',,„ iliis subject, we will try to do m 
ilu'best of our ability. Simctify. in 
L Ota l\«tiiiiieiit Scriptures, ofbjii de- 
uotcs tosoinirivtc iVom n coiuinoii to ft lioly 
Hiiriiosc; tosctrtpnrt hikI roiwcrratc lo 
I, his s|i«'iiil property, uiid ibr his ser- 
,jpe. III tliis sense our Suvior uses llie 
Lrni; "For tlieii-sftlics I snnctify iiiy- 
if"' I scpnrnle and dedicuto m\iaell' to 
te a mcrifice to God for tliein. And in 
t],(. language of -mr t^xt he pr.xys tho 
P„tl,erKisauctify Ilia di8ci|ih-», that is, 
llmt he ai-parate thfin from llio world, 
that ho will drftw thcni to himself, and 
make thcui his peculiar people. 

jiistifiofttion produces a clmugc in our 
stiile. by that net all former sins are par- 
(lone'il. fill former offences arc (Muiceled, 
and he who was just before in a sUite of 
rebellion and uurigliteousncss is mftdc a 
citimi of Christ's kingdom, nnd is ac- 
cnnnted i-elatively righteouB. But be- 
sides this great change that is wrought 
for U3, there is another and perhaps 
ffi-eater change that must be wrought iii 
n? this work is cftlled sauciification, 
by it we lire inwardly renewed ailer the 
image of God, in knowledge, righteoua- 
iicss. and true holiness (Eph. 4: 24).— 
S(iueIiti<'Hli'J» i"pl"*'cs a change in our 
uaiares, whereby our wills are changed 
nud made subservient to the will of God, 
our thought?, ftflections nnd desires are 
changed, in ii word we arc charged from 
carnal to spiritual; it also comprehends 
a change in our practice. This euibrnces 
pood work*, "For the grace of God that 
bringeth salvation hath appeared to all 
men, leaching m, that denying ungodli- 
ness nnd worldly lusts, we should live 
sobcrlv, righteously, and godly, in this 
present world." (Tit. 2: 11, 1*2). This 
change of nature, this change that by 
the grace of God is wrouglit within, 
nn^t nnd will have an outward practical 
nin infestation. 

iV mere profession is nothing, and 
a mere a^ertion that wo iira in pos- 
sejsinu 13 not sufficient, we niu?t give 
a practical proof that we have under- 
gone this wonderful transformation. — 
This proof nui.st be manifested daily in 
our intercourse with the world, by our 
consliint and daily deportment, by our 
conduct and conversation, by the man- 
ner in which we bear the sorrows, the af- 
flictions, the disappointments of life, and 
cveu by the manner in which we bear 
prosp--rily. One in whom this grace has 
wrought its complete and perfect work, 
is neither depressed by atlveraity, nor 
elated by prosperity, if such have posses- 
sions iu this worl I it no more begets 
within thcin a feeling of sel(-iuiporti\uce 
than though they possessed not. They 
who are sauctiQcd are aet apart to tlie 
Bervicc of God, are separated from the 
world, they are dead and their lives arc 
hid with Christ iu God. Tlicy that 
have experionc!(l tliid work of grace 
have crucified the tlcsli with the afflic- 
tions and lusts, they live nud walk in the 
Spirit. Sanctificalion comprehends all 
the fruits of tlie Spirit, which arc love, 
joy, [leacc, Ion g-^u fieri ng, gentleness, 
goodness fiiith, meekues.';, temperance. — 
Sancti lien! ion Is not only attainable, but 
it is absolutely nocessiiry to our adniit- 
lance into heaven. " Without ludincw 
no nutu shall sec the Lord." RnnotiHca- 
tion in this world must bo complete, the 
whole nature muat lie sanctified, all siu 
nui.-t be utterly abolished, or the soul 
can never be admitted into the glorious 
pnsjiiceof God CHcb. 12: 14, I Pol. 
1 : ]■'>. Ki, Kov. 21, 27). Though in thi.s 
world wt- are in a slulc of spiritual war- 
fare with Satan and his teuii)talions, 
with the world and iU temptalionH, with 
the worhl and its influence, yet Christ has 
«'surc(l us that hi.s grace will he sutli- 
tiput, that in each tcmptalion lie will 
luiilic a way fur us to escape, that if our 
f'lith in him is biifiicienlly st-ong, all" 
thill;-.* iu-»] possible unto us. Paul ns- 
•*nre« us Umt ho could do nil things 
tlirmifjl, Clirbt who streugthcned him. 

IhiL how is this great work wrought? 
Here in \\lifre tho great point of diffcr- 
cnco comes in. Moat CUiistiaiis believe 
m wiiictilicalion, but they difll-r greatly 



cation to join the church, to bcbapti/cil, Tims we might reject the whole Script- 
to observe the ordinances iiiBlituttd by nre?, for it is all trndilion, and is all 



it^ to the process by width it is bought 
about. In the tpiotation iit the head of 
this essay, our Savior prays the l-'athcr 
to sanctify his diacijiles through iho truth, 
then adds; "Thy word is truth." The 
glorious instrument then, through wliich 
this great work is wrought upon tho 
heart, i.H (J.id's wor.l, the Scriptures of 
eternal truth. His instrument is called 
the sword of the Spirit,, and i^ rt iirtwcut- 
as ft "Two edged sword, piercing even to 
the dividing asunder of eoul and spirit, 
and of the joints and marrow, and i.s a 
disceruer of the thoughts and inlents of 
the heart." Surely such an agent issuf- 
ficieutly cfRc'ent. "A diseerner of llie 
thoughts and iutenu of the heart." The 
prophet Jerennftli dcscribtB the heart as 
deceitful abovcallthin.,'8 and desperately 
wicked, and then ask-<, who can know it? 
Yes who can know the depth of the 
wickedness of the human hcaff:' Who 
can know its deep mysterious labyrinths? 
How little we know of our own 
hearts, how ignorant we arc of the ex- 
tent to which we may go in our our 3?lf- 
deception, or to the extent of tho decep- 
tion thftt may be imposed upon us by 
othei-M. There is hardly nny limit to hn- 
mau credulity. The most absurd and 
monstrous theories have been iiresented 
to man for his acceptnuce and belief, and 
all have found a congenial soil in the de- 
pravity of the huniau heart. The wild 
and extravagant aisertious of JMohani- 
med were eagerly received by thousands: 
Joe. Smith's absurd speculations found 

many willing llstenc^rs, and all the stu- 
pid dogmas of popery have, and do, find 

multitudes of willing recipient*. The 

extreme facility by which man can be 

deceived makes it necessary that lie have 

an infallible guide, nn unerring rule; 

such a rule God has given him in his 

precious word. That word is the detec- 
tor of ciror; by it we arc enabled to db- 

tinguish between truth and falsehood. 
Our Savior prayed, " Sanctify them 

ihrongh thy truth, tliy word is truth." 

Here we have truth, all trutli, williuut 

any mixture of err.ir. And this is the 

only agent through which this grcftt 

Work can be wrought. The next impjr- 

taiit (juedtiou is huw this agent accom- 
plishes iu works, or, iu other words, how 

is it made effectual in produclug this 

wonderful triinsformfttiou? Peter, writ- 
ing to those who had passed through this 

transforming proce-M, says; ".Seeing ye 

have purified your soul-s iu obeying the 

truth through the Sjdrit, nnto unfeigned 

love of the bretliren." Now we have 

the matter fully before u«, the word of 

God is the instrument through which 

sanctificalion is accomplished, and onr 

obedience brings us nniler its purifying 

and renovating influenee. While the 

Scriptures clearly teach the doctrine of 

sanctificalion, they a-* charly teach by 

what means or process it u accomplished. 1 cdn^ntjon of |,is discipUs thai they might 

Those who profess sa net I fi cation and yit i(.„,.„ t],(. gcerct of developing a Christian 

ignore numy of the plain commands ofj (.imi-jicter in the higher and Diviner ele- 

God's wonl are eertftinly laboring under i ,„c,i[;^ nnd ihat they might live not af- 
ter the manner of men who have per- 
verted the ways of the Lord by ilicir 
own selfish opinion*, expressed mid forc- 
ed upon the Uody of Christ, and whleb 



the ^Easter, and then move along ami di 
iia we please. How can »uch a life ful- 
fill the idea of the text? Doubtlcvi it 
invulves Bomo thing.'! which few are jirc- 
pared to receive al the present ttagc of 
our life of holitu-&--. But let nsserioiisly 
turn onr aLlenlion in lluw direction, nnd 
see whal we <ai "f the Bcnlimcnt or 
spirit of the gos[)eI. 

'"NONE or us." 
Who? Surely this has no reference to 
them who do not name the name of 
Ciiri.'it. The beloved Paul .vas address- 
ing the primitive discijdw of Jw.us al 
Rome — all nii-m!tvrs of the clinrch. We 
third; that he had no thought Ihat his re- 
ligious letters would afford spiritual wea- 
pons to the true bclievws of the nine- 
teenth century for the defence nnd glory 
of the church wliich he loved more than 
his own life. But onr God has lurned 
all llii.* to good account, rorhe"knoweth 
all llilugs-." This shows u^ how careful 
We should be that we leave hi* Word 
pure iind complete as it was produced by 
iiispircti men, and leurn daily to protil 
thercl'v, thai we may rcpivspiit Hie 
cliurch in its wiinplicity and order of tie 
piiie «ord and spirit of the gespol. To 
euch a noble life of Iabi)r wo arc call- 
ed. As we arc nil called, so no one is 
without some labor, "none of us." Not 
one iif us who have believid nud entered 
upon the obedience of rniili. The de- 
votvd Piiul incUidt^/K'HMc//'. and lutw am- 
ply the fVagments of his hmgiiiphyshow 
that be lived more than any of us, 
not unto himself, hut by the grace of 
God, for the fftlvation of llio.se around 
him, and thn=e afar off, and hence "unto 
tho Lord." Tlrs consecration to the 
service of Jfsiis who cnllcd him, his de- 
votion to the purity of ihe teaching of the 
go.'4pel, and his luvc of Christ, nia<lc him 
the brilliant light lli.it has fclione niidini- 
nufl for over eighteen eentaries, and will 
yet doubtless shine to the second ftppear- 
ing of our Lord and Savior. He, like 
Abel, the firet martyr, ''Being dead, yet 
he speaketh " lo you nud nic, and says : 
"Noncof us livelh nntw himself," If we 
arc blanches on the Vtinc ihat bear no 
fr.iit; and what docth Uic Hu^handman 
with such ? A pitiable-destiny to be cut 
nsundcr! This cutting off he reserves 
unt'i himself f<ir lie is Judge the of ipilck 
and dead, and he knowcth the heart of 
nnin. If men do not keep his coin- 
mauds and ordinances iis promulgated 
bv the chureli which observes them, the 
church is coniinifsloned by its Boyal 
Hcail to put such disojjcdicnt members 
away from lis fcllowslgp. Such is tlie 
nccc-sary rciult of living nnto one's self 
in the fundanieutal pnuelplcs of the Sa- 
vior's doctrine. Agai)), when here on 
■anil, Jesus taught many things for tli 



right if it leads us to live nearer to God. 
The Ileiid of the church hn« given au- 
thority by his Word to them that have 
Ihe ovei-aight, and are chosen of (jod t(» 
fi.'cd his flock and keep them In the doe* 
trine of salvation and order of the Chris- 
tian life. This bcconu* the most solemn 
of dulic.1 that can be laid ujiou man — 
[he care of the ehurch. I oflcn tliink 
our ehlci's nnd clinrcli officers are very 
ofWn too lenient with ns young brethren 
and sistciv. They oficn "ndviie," and 
wc take the advantage oF the libuty it 
-xnggcsU, aud this unfits us fcr a astful 
liic In church. It subjects us to 
many temi)lntion.*, nnd thus wc often 
live unto ouraclvc.", when we should be 
earnest, cxcinplarj'.aiid appnivcd work- 
ei-s in the \iiieyatd. Urelhrcn, we live 
too much to ourselves. Let us awake, 
and be aroused from mir indilR'rcncc. — 
Workers nre nccdc*! In Zion and out of 
it; in It, for it^ cdilicntion, purity, and 
exaltation , out of it, to prench the sav- 
ing gospel, talk to ihe uneoiiverted pri- 
vately and to seekers alter the truih, to 
distribute tracts, to gel subscrihei-s for 
th;: church paper that i* conducted near- 
e:t to the faith i>f the Brethren, and 
above uU, my ilear fenow-nieinber, to 
live out an example of all these things, 
that the people may believe and be 
saved. 

WHO WILI, WORK ? 

Wc arc called to labor, and not to 
stand idle iu the vineyard, or kisurely 
stroll by the hedge and make incny 
with the world. By this we not only 
lose lime and infiuencc, but stand in 
gresit danger of losing our own souls. — 
We may start well in religion, nnd chi^r- 
i«h the very best intcntious and at last 
say, " My life has been a failure." Dear 
rc:ider, I have no time now to lament 
with you over ibis, but have only time 
to s;iy, turn your hack upon tli 
iL"! regntds its ways and fashions nnd 
customs, and opinions. Go, work fuv 
Jt'iiUK, " Yon arc not your own, you. are 
bought with a price ; " therefore, you 
can't live to yourself, and be aeeoptable 
to him who said: "Whosoever he lie of 
you that foi:s»kelh not nil that he hath, 
be cannot bo my disciple " (I.nke 14: 
:}.3). This puis nsiiito a position ihat wc 
cannot well live unto oui*scIvc;> In it. The 
surroHudiugs of a truly dcvottd disciple 
will aid him to work for his Master; but 
Ihe seeixt is we gel oui-selves back again 
a little into the "old way" of the world, 
aud we can't do two things al once. O, 
may God help us all to get luto the place 
wo all ouglit to be — right HnJcr/Ae crow. 
And then let us bear it under all eireuni- 
slauees. working diligently for him, and 
so shall wo live uulo him, both here and 
the world to coiue. 
M'nyne^borfi, Pn. 



man spake, w.udd try to ttnch hinhelov- 
cd disciphf. OS well a.'* all lii^ future fol- 
lower!, something of such raagnitudo 
that the disregarding of which wooltl 
preclude their having any jinrt with liirii, 
and at iho Hftmc'lime m> cuniplelcly ob- 
scure It they could not have the fainloit 
idcft of what he meant, enpoei^illy when 
he wiys ; " I Imve given you an example 
that ye should do lu) I hiive done to 
you?" Here, instead of nmking fct'l- 
wnsbing illustrative of humility, lio nc- 
tually conmiandi us, not to do Bomclhing 
that he tried to imprem more forcibly on 
inds by wa^hiny lii^i disciples' Icct, 
hut to do ai he had done ; that is, wash 
one nnother's feet. Wlicn Jesus wanted 
to lell \iu followers to be humble, he 
r.adily found hui]:unge to do so that 
could not be misundcr'^tood. 

Notice what he says in Matt. 23: 12; 
"And whosoever, shall exalt himself 
shall be abased, and lie that shall hum- 
ble himself before Go<l shall bccxaltetl," 
also Luke 14: 11 and 28: 14, which 
rt-ads about the same. Jamas also says ; 
" Humble yourselves iu the sight of the 
I/nd and bo shall lift you up " ( Jas. 4 : 
10), Peter following in the same strain 
saya ; " Yea all of you lie subject one to 
another and be clothed with humilily, 
for God resisldh the pnaid, and givcih 
the liniulile. Humble yonr- 



gi'iii 

s.dvcs thcrelbrc under the mighty hand 
<f God, that ho may exalt you Iu due 
lime" (Pet. it: 5). In all tliese instan- 
ces wc have humility plainly taught 
without any feet-washing mixed In. In 
the i;j eha[itcr of St. .lohn we linve fecl- 
wik-hing just OA plainly taught witliout 
laiviiig huiaility mixed in as the 
Ua<ling thought. I do not knotv 
wlictlier Cliiist meant to teach hi-i 
fidlowore humility by iutrodueiiig IVvt- 
wftshing into the church or not, l.ut I do 
know that he commimded his disciples to 
wash one anothei-'s feet in language too 
pli^in lo tm misuuderstood by any one 
ihal can rend ; and we have no right lo 
(pieslion his auih.^riiy |o \fii■u^ mucIi a 
command simply becaure we can't stx- 
any particular use in it. It is h's tu 
eommaud and our's to obey, bis Iu \t\si, 
our'> to enjoy. If we would enjoy bid 
bles-^ings let us not murmur at his (•iia- 
mnnds. If he says ye ought lo wash one 
anolber's feet let us cheerlully ob^y, and 
ask no questions, so that when he shall 
iqipear wc may have coiifidenec and imt 
be ashamed before him at his coming. 
Lanark, HI. 



some fatal mistake. Tlicy are cither solf 
deceived or have been deceived by oth- 
ers. "Sauctify iheni through thy truth: 
tliy word is truth." 

Now dear brother nnd sister, in compli- 
ance with your request iis contained in 
the card you seut me, I have tried to 
write on tho above subject, hope it may 
be of some benefit to you. 



'NONE OF US LIVETH UN- 
TO HIMSELF." 



ba«, iu all ages, brought contentions, en 
vyiiigs and strifes among the believers 
who ought to be united — "of one mind 
and one heart." Could wc always coii- 
9.>nt lo tho intent aud spirit of those 
tcaehin;'^ as they fell from the sinless 
lil»s of the Only Beloved, what peace 
aiul unity and joy we could enjoy among 
all the bcllevci's! But those blessed and 
!i(dy teachings were intended, not only 
f(ir individual Instruction, but altogether 
as much to foi in the basis of discipline, 
in ihc church for all coming time. Dis- 
(liplinc iii csscutiftl in the church, but 
many disobedient ones ignore It 
would thus liv 



They 
unto llicmsvlves. and 



THOUGHTS BY THE WAY. 



W^i 



1)KRADVKNTURK. the beloved 
Paul never peiiueil a line fVeightcd 
with more significance limn that which 
is the burden of my poor heart and the 
subject of our present sketch. "Like 
ii|>plcs of gold iu pictures of silver," its 
very appcftranee arrcjts our latent alten- 
tion and holds It^if possible, to impress 
our minds with its coinprelionsivo import. 
But, melhinks, uo one is able to tell how 
much the Icxt means. Like many other 
intiilliblc truths forever written on the 
pagc! of the Inspired Volume, it is be- 
yond our power of a full exposition, or 
iiot within onr Hiviiie atluinmeiitd to ex- 

plain precisely how mueh is roiiuircd of | n 

a believer in Jesus who "went about do- pel where there la no " I bus saitli llm 
ing good." It is certainly not all that Lord." Then why should any of us bo 
the Seriptur<B enjoin, or that the Spirit selfish and [)r.«uinptuons, un.l «iy, " 1 he 
of Christ in us proinpl-s to make appli- 1 discipline of the church .. tmdiluai. - 



TO Tin: (U.OllY OF TIIK CllUItCII, 
wilhiii whose palos they uought shelter 
for the soul, ftud for whose defence they 
should Mpjak, for who.^- doctrine and 
principles they should live, aud for whoso 
peace, purity nnd prosperity they should 
ever pray and labor; and thus they 
would not live unto themselves. All 
rulca and di.tci|dIuo ia Iho church aro 
made according to the 8|)Irit of the gos- 



have been told that when Jesus 
ashed his disciples' feet, lie did 
so to teach them humilily; nnd if we 
hnd never read it ourselves we would 
suppose from what we have heard that 
the nnrrative lead something like ihlst 
"Yccall me Master nnd Lord, and ye 
say well for so I am ; If I, then, your 
Lord and MasU-r, have washed your feet, 
ve ought to rcmeiuber this lus un act of 
great humility in mc, your Lord, to 
stoop so low and with my eliiui hands 
wash your dirty feet; and from hence- 
forth ye should not foi^et to be very 
humble and servant like to one another, 
even so much so thai ye could stoop low 
enougli lo wasli a poor brother's feet in 
some private room when he Is not able 
to do It himself." But unfortunately for 
those good and wise professors, who 
wouhl be very glad to gel to hodveu if 
Jesus would only allow tbcm losupjilant 
him, so far as to allow them to have their 
uvvu way about g«!tting there, aud pci^ 
hap* him!.elf be submissive to them al- 
ter tl.ey get there; it docs not ivad so. 
I will now read it right; "Ye call mc 
Master and Lonl aud ye say well for so 
I am. if I then your Lonl and Mjister 
have wftjhcd your feet, yo also ought to 
wiL-ih luio anolher's fwt," Xolhing Is 
said about humility ; nnd is it reasouabl« 
, losuppoM' that he who ."pake as never 



PARCHMENT. 

MUUIC ihan ;J,000 yi-ars ago pan-li- 
meul was manufactured ; the orii:- 
inal Scriptures were written u|xin it — 
The finest, which iu our day ia known as 
'• vellum," is used to a considerable ex- 
tent for recording importaat mutter', 
such as documents to bo placed in cor- 
ner-stones of public buildings, deeds, etc., 
iLs I' will not burn and is comparatively 
indeatructibie. Vellum is made from tl e 
skins of very young kids and tanibs, by 
a procci^ of liming to remove the hair 
nnd fatty suhslauce, then carefully 
stretched on a frame, and with an in- 
strument called a imwu knife, scrapeit 
on both sides; the flesh side is then cov- 
ered with fine chalk ami rubbed with 
pumice stone, and, after being levellwl 
and dried, is iHilishcd with a preparation 
of gum nrabic and whites of eggs, 

THE LENGTH OF DAYS. 

VT I-uudon, England, aud Bremen, 
Prussia, the longest day has sixteen 
and a half hour*. 

At Stockholm, iu Snetlen, the loog(^st 
day hns eighteen and a half hours. 

.\t llambui-g. In Germany, and Dant- 
zie, in Prussia, the longest day hassevcu- 
tcen houi-s. and the short^-st seven hour*. 

AlSt, Pctei-sbur^, Uussia,anilTob<dsk, 
in Siberia, the Knig^^t day lias ninctc(.'U 
boure aud the short. >t live hours. 

At Toruea, In Finland, the hmgi'^t day 
has twenty-one houni and tt half, and lb.- 
sburti-st. two bom's and a half. 

At WanUiuys. in Norway, the tlay 
lasts fi-oni the 21st of May. to the22duf 
July, without interruption; nudatSpilz- 
boi-gcu, ihc longest day Is thrvv aud a 
half months. 



ncr with b" 



THE ^^T?■F^-^T-T^?^E^J^ ^vi' ^vinn<i._ 



BEREAVEMENTS. 



FAMILY CIRCLE. '"V^I nn- kepi inll.c«acred,«cretchan,- 

_^. ■_ ___ I bore nf nflW-lioii, whore memory keeps 

I wntrli. 

Ill Uiis meditating on tliei)ftsl. weguin 

10.1 ' Ntrcnyth for the fiiliin', wc see how rap- 

i.liv we arc drifting lo that Iwurne from 

wlieiice none return, and that the jilwis- 



' tliitik 



who lias been 
L> for want of 



{Whnl mflsnHitiljr frolinp i*r< 
wiihJn at ihc aiEl'l «f ^ •Ivtcriml linme. in which 
luTcd onv< once mel nnd lifcil nni] loveil : but 
Tram which ihrjr linve notr vrojidervtl, each in 
lh« imlh iioiiileJ out hy the guiding han.l of 
I'roYi.lpiK*, How t^nmifull^ ilop. Mr.. Iff 
innn* poriray Ihi* ■ppnmilDn in the rolluwiiig 
nilmiriiMr linoi ! — ] 

•■Tlipj- fcrew in IkmuIj (i.l* liy sMo, 
Tlifjr rtlicl one home wirli glrc : 

Their gmvM nrc *FVcro<l, Jhr uml wtile. 



Tlio name foml mother Iient nl nighl 

O'er wich r»ir ii1e«p!ng liruw ; 
Sh* hidcacii folJwl llowcr in lighl— 

Wliora arc ihoic droamorii nuwT 

Oiip niid-l till' forM(« of the West 

lly n 'Inrk mrrani ii Iniil ; 
Tlip In.lliin knows hU plnco "f rest 

Far ill llio ocilnr ihnilv. 

Till- pii'A. llio tiiuc Ume wa hnih one, 

Ho lint wl er.- pcnrU lir •Ifcp : 
He WW ihc lovol or all; yet none 

O'pr hi* luiv bcil niny wocp. 

Ono ilecpi wlicio BOiillicrn vine* nrodroM'il, 

Ahorc the anilly Klaln ; 
Ho wrappoil hja colon round Ilia hrensi, 

On A blooJ-roJ field of Spain. 



inyrile Nhowcra, 



And onc-o"cr hcrlli 

lis leavM l>y Bofl « 
Sbv faded inidal Ilnliuu lluwi-ra— 

The last uf Ihat fiiir bani), 

And purled Ihus. Ihey roil, who phijed 
Uvneath Iho mme grvva IrM : 

Wliu^e voices minified ii< ihey pruyed 
Around on., jno'cnf kiiw J ' 

— ChrUliini Hume. 



CHILDHOOD THOUGHTS. 



/ V lit ilinuglils often go Imt-k tenderly 
' ) anil rL-gretl'iilIy to the days of our 
iliiMliooii, and many pleasant flcenos 
como und go before our iniagiiiativc 
jiiiiids. The fields tlie pofitiires, the 
uluasi Dt surroundings of our old home 
in tlie valley are not forgotten. By reiiaon 
of lime luul didlunee tliey nwm all the 
more dear to our hearts. Onr athuol- 
niutex and associates, where are Ihoy? — 
(ioue into the strange world. Some arc 
vet battling witli the storms and tcm- 
]H-«Li uf life, oilier^ have long since gone 
down Ui slumber in the silent tomb, freed 
from all the cjires of life. The home 
eirele? uh ! yes, those youthful ties so 
di-ar, liavo been sundered. Death 1ms 
claimed his {lorii'iu, and o'er ihid wide 
world the real are scattered in pursuit of 
liiMltli, pleiLjurc or profit ; in hope or de- 
spair ; bowed down by grief or buoyed 
up by illusive hopes. Time rolld on, no 
diiy by diiy we weave faiieies of the fut- 
ure in the warp and woof of hope — 
These tliuught:! will ciirry the minds of 
many of our readerji Imck to <lays of 
yoFi.', when ns children they trod the path 
of iuuoccncy und joy ; and in the nio- 
inouts of memory's flight backward, live 
over again those happy ditys of the past, 
when with brotheni and sititers we played 
nniler the shadows of the great oaks, or 
pithered nuts amidst the frcehly fallen 
broHii leuves, or, perchance, wandered 
ill f'pring-tiine along tiie banks of the 
rip]iliug Btreani, gathering tlie bright 
blooming Jlowerj?, or chasing the golden 
wingeil butterfly: and then nt uight, 
with wenried limbs, we sought our little 
beils to sleep the sweet sleep of youthful 
iunoceucy, Wc knew no cari% for all 
cart rested with our dear mother, who 
watched over us by day and by night. — 
Watthed and prayed that we be not led 
into temptation. Our dear father we 
remember with childisli affection. The 
jirescnt looais up around and the reali- 
ties of life recall the fact tliat those days 
and those faces have faded from our 
view, aud with u sigh we go forth to fol- 
low in the daily routine of duly. 

We are all more or Icas the victims of 
C'ircunistunees and the children uf mis- 
fortune, and there arc eau-scs why we 
have left the hfcuuts of our youth, and 
the place of all others on earth most 
dear. But though >vc have drifted far 
out on the billows of time, and are anch- 
oring in the midst of the ocean, abiding 
our time to poes over, we cannot and 
will hot f.irget the kind words of those 
Me IcJt Uhiiid. Words, decils, aud to- 
kens of ftHection uf thotfc wc knew and 



ur.-s and joys of life are as fleeting as 
the morning frost ; that swn, very 
our opportniiitics for doing good — for 
fulfilling our mimsion— will be past, — 
Tlif»*o thoughtJ should nerve us on to re- 
niMvol energy, to work while it is culled 
ta-<lay. Work in the interest of our lit- 
tle ones. Lalwr to renr up in their 
minds mouumenis more lasting and more 
worthy than towering shafts of marble. 
l"is prineijiles that shall enable them to 
I ttecr clear of Hie whirliwols of life aud 
anchor, by and by, in the harbor of eter- 
I n:il safely. Work to the end, that we 
sliall gain the great reward in reserva- 
tiiiu for the Lord's laborers. The wav- 
ing willow thai we remember to have 
planted in our youth by the well, tells ns 
that from little twigs great trees grow— 
and teaches the lesson, from little deeds 
nnich gowl may be accomplished. Oh, 
then, fellow pilgrims, let us imt scorn to 
stoop to little acta of kindness, neither 
to the young, the ohi. the poor nor the 
great. In eternity they will loom up as 
great trees with outstretching bniuches, 
under the shelter of whicli many may 
lie down in the "green pastures." 

Cent contributions in themselves arc 
insignificant, yet they may accumulate 
so ns to be a ])Ower in the hands of the 
church to send missionaries to benighted 
lands, relieve the pressing wants of the 
heralds of the cross, and gladden many 
souls with a knowledge of the true gos- 
}>il. In every visit we make, by the 
flight of the memory, to the past, and 
return to the present, may ive be the 
more firmly resolved to live to the glory 
of God and welfare of souls, our own 
not exccplc<l, that we may meet all those 
dear ones — now absent — iu that everlast- 
ing^" childhood," where wc shall never 
grow old and where the sparkling wa- 
ters of life run free, and where never- 
fading flowers ever bloom. 
" In the luiiil Ix'yond tbc lido, 
Where ihe yminK and Ihc old are glorifl 
Whori.' the gales are pearl and the strei 

gold, 
And the Inuihs of Iho flock He down 



eat. It is jio^ible tlial some may 

I should not say so much, but I bojic 

they can excuse the man 

made siek more than one 

heeding these things. 
I will now return to my vint. Itoui 

Cincinnati I look the train to Hillshoro 

in Ohio, to meet the committee appoint- 
ed by A. M. for the Brush Creek church 
in Adams county. Bro. Wm, 
nut and took ns to hh home, wherxj 
kind family did all they could for our adori 
health and comfort. We sUiid with them ters. 
two nighU aud one day doctoring trying | niii 
to get well enough for the busine^ ofjii 
the committee. During the time -" '■■"' " 
appointments to preaci 
but could not fill them, 
came but two of the committee, 
Quinter and myself, were present, 
met 



prove they nre 'vorlhy. •^"" ' 

L,„ Dona will P«...».»''l'"?°^ 

r„r.li»i< nosilivo cvidtocc ni lav or 
::rko.l.r>..l,.eni.-l>««<!-«!'''X 
„dl,vso,„Hl,in8likcm.^.»M.y l«l>«r- 
L«»ns.r.,,>:or.o,l,eln,tl.re.iad 

,l„ir,Wr,ino,>l..»=!i"E'"'l""'.'J''^""'' 

Calver<!waooof.hovn,ldbnt„o«.n..-- 

„o.«, will, a meek and quiet spint. slie .3 

,1 „ ,1,0 .,.o»l faillifi' »f "'"'. ^"■ 

A, id she comes convinced m a 

„| « jn.lgment, a l.e»rl, «cll vc.«d 

ll,e Sciences and learning of tl>c 

Id, now learning iu the school of 

ble defendant of t],G 



c liad 



for the brellnvn, I Cliiisl. Slic is an a 
When Ihc 19lh I doetriuc of the Brethren. 

brother I But that was not what I set o„t to t«ll 
We I you While I was sick nt Bro. Flora s, 
,„h'.he"clm,;i; and they aeeepte-l | i,„l he and ^^ /"'"i^v so kind and so 
,d gave the whole nmtler into our I ,naeh concern by the bretli.-en and cv 
hands, which en,bra,.e,l gene™! ,,oin,s e„ some of hi. "7''' »" j''" ".'IJ, 
ofdiHerenco with the general brother- brethren, but ought to be all seeme, 
I J I ,li,p„,ed to do all they could for me . I 

felt it a truth that the church which 
God has built is th - pillar and ground 
of the truth ; a- far above the secret so- 
cieties of to-dny as God is above tlie pu- 
ny men, who made them such secret or- 
giiuisations, worse than useless among 
The children of God. God has given a 
perfect law to his church in that he has 
provided for all their wants; aud our 
e-xperienee in life only awakens more 
gratitude iu our heart to hiai whose wis- 
don, aud mercy have given to ,nnu that 
perfect law. 

But I am taking too much of your 
time aud space, and must not get on so 
many subjects. From Bro. Flora's we 
went to the eoiuuiuuion near Brad- 
ford, but wtis not able to be up long 
enough to atteud it. Next morning at 
the closing e-vercises I talked a little. — 
Then went to Bro. Samuel Mohlers and 
ilayed all night, n-- we ha 1 long design- 
ed to visit him. The i ext day, Friday, 
was their coiuiuuuion; I went and tried to 
preach some, aud was with them until 
the conunuuion was over. Then I start- 
ed for home, arrived safe but iu poor 
health and remain so still, but improving 



folj." 



CORRESPONDENCE. 

LETTER FROM R. H. MILLER. 

Ladoha, Ind., Nov. 13th, 1876. 

BKO. Mooke:— About the middle of 
October I stjirted on a visit to Mar- 
tin county, Indiana — a field of missiona- 
ry labor supported by the Southern Dis- 
trict of Indiana. We held a commun- 
ion with the members there. It was 
held in a baru where it was too cold to 
bo cointbrtable, and all the labor fell ou 
me, making too much under the cir- 
eumstiiuccs.. After the communion was 
over, near two hours' ride to the rail- 
road where I took the train about mid- 
night for Cincinnati, and spent the re- 
mainder of the night iu au uncom- 
fortably crowded car, made too much 
exposure for me. I caught cold; my 
lungs and liver both became affecte«l, and 
since then I have not seen a well day. — 
Have not been able to fill my appoint- 
ments for a mouth. I hojte this will be 
a lesson to our ministering brethren, and 
to other brethren as well, for care as 
U> health i). a mutter of first importance 
iu temporal tilings. 

Our brethren and sisters take too 
much paius and trouble in providing 
many things good to eat, but not quite 
enough in providing a coniforlablc place 
for the minister Ut preach in and a com- 
fortable bed. Very often he is put in a 
very fine, nice bed, that would be good 
cuougli for anybody, only that it is sel- 
dom need, and where there is seldom any 
fire, therefore it is damp aud not a safe 
place for a feeble minister to lodge. — 
Tlieii if the room is open it is unsafe for 
the minister to lodge in, because speak- 
ing will cause presppratJon and open the 
]M>res of the skin and lungs ; in that con- 
dition, sle^'ping in an open room is dan- 
us. I ho]>c our very kind brethren 
('ij.tcr,* will think more about th«c 



This church is one of the oldest in 
Ohio, being about scvenly-five yeai« old, 
and numbers about two hundred meni- 
bera ; they are united iu their views and 
practice probably as well as any church 
iu our brotberbooJ. They have able 
ministers and many intelligent lay mem- 
bers. They rcfimsled a lull investiga- 
tion of all the points uf difl" renco be- 
tween Ibeiii aud the general broOierhood, 
which was granted them. The inve-ti- 
gntion took two days, in which tlie lay 
inenibei-s as well us the luiniskTs engag- 
ed. I believe there were five points of 
ifereuce discussed. And we think dur- 
ing tlie two days there was not au un- 
kind word or the least bad feeling ex- 
]uvsscd. 

When the iuvcstigatioa was over, then 
came the trying time, for brotlicr Quin- 
1 I must now make a decision, and 
our responsibility to that church, to thi; 
general bn.thcrhood and to God, boiv | 
with deep concern upon our minds. W*. 
made our report, asking tiie church to 
change and come to the general order ol 
the bn.tht-rhood in four of the points of 
diUL-r. iicc ; in the filth wc recommend 
the A. M. to bear with them. We will 
iuake a rei>ort to next A. M., then your 
readei-s can know what these points are. 
When we madi-. our report to the 
churcli, we gave our reasons for deciding 
each point as we had done. We then 
gave the church liberty to cousult over 
the matter, and they unanimously accept- 
ed our report. This was strong evidence 
of their attachment to the general order 
of the Brclhreo, when tliey would give 
up their old practices which they had 
kept for seventy-five years, when they 
give up so much for the sake of union 
and oneness, our brethren in the Soulh- 
ern district of Ohio, aud other places, 
should visit them to encourage them in 
their acceptance of the general jiractice 
of the Brethren. 

When the committee work was done 
we sLiyed over night with Bro. Wm. 
Calvert, a?id next morning being Satur- 
day, Bro. Quinter and I started for Cin- 
cinnati, he going to Troy and I to Get- 
tyesburg, Ohio, where I had a promise 
to attend a t-ommnniou in the Oakland 
church. But ou the way to Cincinnati I 
was takcu with a cliill and wa» very 
k to be traveling. I reached Gettys- 
burg about nine o'clock at uight: next 
morning Bro. Solomon Flora took me to 
his home near the Oakland church. It 
being Sunday, I went to the church and 
tried to preach, but was too feeble to 
make anything except my own weakness 
L'leur to the people. The next day I was 
taken worec at the house of Bro. Solo- 
mon Flora. A doctor was called, but I 
got no relief until next day. Astheeom- 
ninnion was going on near by many of 
the brethren came to see me, but 1 was 
in such a condition I could not talk 
much with them or have any enjoyment 
in their company ; but llie next day, 
Tuesday, I felt like their company was 
a great pleasure, and was giad to have 
quite a number call to see me. Among 
them sister CharlotlcT. Bond, from Ky., 
that field of missionary labor supported 
by the Southern district of Ohio. The 
Christian like appearance of sister Bond, 
with other factt we learned, is evidence 
that tlie brethrcu in Southern Ohio tiro 



Our communion was ou the second of 
Nov., four added to the church. The 
weather being bad the attendance was 
small, but the meeting was a pleasant 
one. 



M.t 



important matters of health, and a little I doing a goo<l work in Kentucky, and 
of the extras for the missionary to \ we hoi>e they will continue un.l' give 



FROM NORWAY 

KoS(JSBL'RO, Norway, Oct. 24th, 187G. 
E«ntLMAN. Dearly beloved 
Brother. Grace, mercy and peace 
to you, you» and alt brethren and sis- 
ters: su also salutation from your broth- 
ers aud sist«i's iu the East. 1 send you a 
sheet printed iu England by a man nam- 
ed Darling, who has been sent from En- 
gland to Norway several years as rab- 
sionary. He sets forth in it a true pic- 
ture of the people in Norway; for which 
reason I send it to you for information. 
Tlie "free church " he came to and work- 
ed in is partly like American Congrega- 
lionalists aud Campbellites. This church 
is found in diflerentpaiUof tbc country, 
and is at present the most tree and evan- 
gelical people liere in Norway. It was 
them I worked among six years past ; 
also them that Bro. Hansen labored 
among when in Norway. They throw 
open for us the doji-s to preacli the gos- 
pel, and waut us to come everywhere in 
their churches. 

We have bail two meetings in tbc cap- 
ital, Christiania, and will have live or 
six here. All are well attended by peo- 
ple of all sects. But we have "to be 
careful in setting forth the truth, because 
we could, by one iingie sermon, close up 
every door in the whole country. \i?e 
have to show that man, with hU works, is 
a helpless, lost sinner, then show him to 
Jesus: next prove it beyond doubt, the 
power and value of his atoning blood, 
(so far have some come); then we must 
carefully and solidly establish the diiler- 
ence between the Old aud New Cove- 
nants, and which i.* binding on us; ami 
finally the New Covenant being our on- 
ly rule is binding, and useful, ami need- 
ful, all of it to be obeyed for securing 
our entrance into the heavenly kingdom. 
But this h as far as wc can go until wo 
gel balicvers in thcie truth.t. Wo go mo 
far scomingly with *u<-ce*s ; n„d when 
we come again, we hop. that w.^ will 



have a well prepared 
every truth contained in tin 
even if tli 



free church should'' 



doors, they will then have beoa i, " 
make ns known to thousands wl ' ' 
will gladly receive lu ^gnia ; n^J " 
wc may even gain many we do ' ''*'• 
pect, while if we now would <iat^\*'' 
everything which no ono yet j, „!, ' 
iiudeMlftvul, wc would kill the litti '' 
who need milk and not hard or^ ""'* 
food. The success of the mission ' ' 
a question of time, and if Cflrefulu"- 
ed by the wisdom which God on] ^ 
give ns, we may do much gooj ^J"" 
let all i-einember us iu prayer anj ,, 
and God himself will bless. "' 



The 400 you wrote me about 



'» a Ly. 



therau parly going out of Un, gj' 
church, taking along all its doctrine m!.! 
Popi; 



some moro 



thii: 



niid 



these to drive the devil out of tho^uf""^ 
"ive III, 



before baptism, and having even t 
subjection to their bishop than ha\ 
Catholics to the Pope, The 



hope to gain any of them for the 



Iruth 



than any other persons in Nonvay if 
we succeed on this trip, in putting (\J 
as a settle<l fact, that the New Tist" 
meut is a rule for faith and pmc'Jt! 
like the Brethren believe it to be 
can put down every stronghold Ll,., 
th^- :i« -.. . ■■ '='"''" 



visit, SOOU s« 



we will, on our next visit 
the result. O, Brethren have' patlen„ 
if the work goes slow, faint not iu yyy, 
well-doing, but continue it, takiug j, 
consideration that the people here, li, 
many respects, do not come half m (, 

.1 i:..!,. 1 .■.:i- 1 . . ' ' 



the enlightened, civilized stami 



point j(,u 



in your free land enjoy. O do not ^ 
by the poor redeemed souls, who litve 
fallen among robbers, and now are JbiiDtl 
naked, bleeding from poisonous wouiiilj 
from head to foot. But do them in idj 
futnre. so far as you cjin, as you would 
they should do to you if you were Id 
their place and they iu yours. We [«! 
it our duty to lay down our life, if ue&i 
be, in there behalf. 

We return to Cliristiauia after Imv. 

ig visited other places, and expect h 

have more meetings there. Hope. 



DIED. 



In iLc Efibniln cungrcgalinn, Lanciuier 
I.. November 12lli. Ib7«, sinli-r Hnnial, 
wi<lon of Samuel Landiii, ngcd 81 ycnr^ ii 
Jnyti. Funeral services by Clirintiikn Hupp, 
ChiistinuBombergiT aud ijumucl Ilurley frui 
2nd Tim 4: 7,8. 

Sister Hannah wat a devoted inemWr of tin 
Uurch oyitr 57 years, and Lad lung clieruhtJ 
n Aeiito to depiirt und lie at rust. Slie itM 
cry eoijr un«r un illncus of nine woeki, >dJ 
leaves vis cliildrcn and a griMit ninny frivniJiii 
ni their loss. 

R.MMA L, UNDIS, 

f " Prim. Christian," jilcose cupj.) 



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The Brethren at Work. 

EDITi'.n AMI PUllLISIIKU Wr.LKLV. 

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A BETTER COUNTRY. 



W 



?:VUND llic rcncli uf uioilat sight, 
licrv i» n bciuitcuiis limd, 
dai'kciu'il hy llio nImUvs uf niglil ; 

Tliprc dwells in glorious light cnlhronod 

'i'iic clcniril Sou of Ood, 
Who otipc on efirlh ii jiilgrini runincd ; 

Oorpnlh of sorrow (roil. 

Tliiit country nil our fiithers souglil. 

Ill iigcA long gone hy : 
Tlicir hi'uvciily hope with conifori fiaughl, 

Tlicy did not fear lo die. 

Nul alt (ho scoroH of cruel iiicq. 

Or pain of swovd or Hume 
(Vuld Lrcnk Ihcir onwnrd nmrch lu giiiii. 

The hiiid llicir fiiilh di<l clniin. 

They wandered round from place to phice, 

Uy perBeoulions driven, 
Rut tyranny could ne'er effiire 

Tlu'ir hopes whicli Gnd hrtd given. 

Dcfti' brethren we rivc pilgrims ton, 

(In thnl teleslinl lond, 
And if our fitilh like theirs is true. 

Wl'II mccr in Uod's nliodc. 

Ye Hiifferiiig ones with lingering piiiu. 
And lung, lone nightv of grief, 

Soon you sliull eroM dentil's tiivhid atrcnni, 
And gdin thosncel relief. 

Thus one, hy one ive Icuve the shore. 

Where nil things fade nnd die: 
Ihil ilcnlh will never part us more. 

In lint homo beyond the sky. 



iHB wlioclnim LlmtiiirimlilmveiUiili. 
uiitl tliercfore should, in coiist*(iuyin.f wJ' 
tlieir I'liitli, be bapti/wl,— n word which 
tliey iinpropefly iise, 

Btit we rommk fmlhcr that faith im- 
plies evidence. By evidence wc menu the 
■xtenial ami internal harmony of our 
own lives wiih the gospel. It is anid nf 
AbiRham that " He sUiggerod not at the 
promise of (Jotl tlii-oufjli iinbflief; bnl 
wns strong ill Ihe faith, giving God the 
glory" Rom. 4:20. " He staggered not," 
meaning ihul he did not hriiigiiito ques- 
tion the things whidi God eoinniand- 
cd him, such ns ofl'irring up \m only siui 
Isaac, the leaving of his own conutry, 
but faithfully adhered to the deinnnih ul 
him who was the joy of his salvation. 

When (_iod dec-hired unto Nonli UU 
delerminalioa to destroy mankind by 
a mighty delngo, he told him to prepare 
annrktothe "saving of his house:" hero 
is ft command, nnd Noah, as llie nnrrnlive 
says, wns " moved with fear : " here was 
the evidence of faith ; and he " prepared 
an tirk:" here is the action in couse- 
(luence of his {iiith. When Jonah pro- 
claimed, "Yet forty days, and Kincvah 
shall be overthrown, the people of Niue- 
vah believed God. and proclnimcd a fast, 
and put on sackcloth, from the leant lo 
the grefttest of them" Jonah 3 : 4, 5. 
On the day of i'lniEccost wlien Peler 
preached, the people were "pricked in 
their hearts: " here is an emotion which 
fnilh produced, and they cried out " Men 
and brethren, what shall we do?" Acts 
2 : 37. Thus they expressed llie action 
of faith. 

J. T. Meyers. 



the eomn aiidnicnls :iiid ordinnnecs of the 
Lt-rd. Some }iLi-3ons, aud even preach- 
er« think wlieu they have faithfully 
preached fnilh, repentance, and obeiU- 
ence in baiitisin. feel-wnahiiig, the Lord's 
supper, the eommutiiou of bread and 
wine, the lioly «ftlutalion, nonconformity 
to the world in dress Ac and their peo- 
ple so far are uhedicnt, they have 
prtiiched and obeyed all the eoniniiind- 
menlci of ihc Lord. My dciir brethren, 
th(«e eommnndnienjii, good ami itnport' 
ant ns they are in Chrbtiaiiity, nreiiolnll 
the eommandmenls of the Lonl. I can 
not lure parlieuhirizo nr eiiiiiiKi.ite all. 
But here is; men ought .ilwiiys to pray 
ami imt faint; pray without ceasing'; 
and in every thing give thauU. Love 
God with all the lieait &c. and your 
iiciflibor as yourself. Qlve t(t him that 
asks; and overcome evil with gouc 
Piay for those who ^|>enk evil of us ifti 
and to speak evil of no man. Not to 
esteem ourselves above oilier^, hut in hoU' 
or to prefer one aiiolhcr. Children to 
honor their parentjf, and parcnis to bring 
up their children in the nurture and ad- 
monition of the Lord. 



FAITH, 

ITS KATURE, ITS EVIDENCE AND ACTION. 

NUMBER II. 

ET will further be observed from a cnre- 
ful iLvestigfttion of the subject that 
iti'ji^./iV« knuwleti(je. There cannot possi- 
bly be the least degree of faitli without 
nowledge. Paul says " Faith cometh 
by hearing." This then evidences the 
"act that the hearing of ii tliiug, which 
B said of the gospel, is the mitecedeiit 
ict or condition of faith. " How can we 
Believe on him of whom we have not 
lleard?"saystheapostle. Knowledge is, 
tlicreforc, the basis of faith- Our Lord 
mid to the blind inau whom he re-storcd 
from his native blindness; " Dost thou be- 
lieve on the Son of Ood?" He answer- 
Ed and said, " Lord, who is he that I 
might believe nii him ? " Jun. 9 : 35, \^^. 
riiisbliml man firat reipiircd a knowl- 
wlgc of the Savior before he could be- 
lieve on him. It is evident then that 
LDfiints can not exercise faith towards 
Bod, because, says the apostle, " How can 
they believe on him of whom they have 
lot heard?" Many indeed are the aiiia 
'ttieh must he anawoied for in the day 
bf judgment by many of our wnuhi bo 



IT IS WELL WITH THE RIGHTEOUS, 



".Say ye 1.1 the rii;hleouH, thnl it chilli be 
well ivith him:" Ua. 3: Hi. 

ItuI " Woe unio llie wicked; It slmll he ill 
with him.-' Is». :i: 11. 

rrWO parlies, or set of men (for the 
1 word is to man) are set before us in 
thete.\t; the n'yA/toiw, and the wicked. 
The dillereiice is in character, nnd not in 
organization ; and is a matter of choice, 
and not of necessity; man may Ife right- 
eous, or wicked, as he choses so will he 
be. It is true that uatura may be, and 
there is transmitted from parent to child ; 
but grace is always offered, and is suffi- 
cient to subdue nature if accepted. "For 
the grace of God that briugeth salvation 
bath appeared to all men,— teaching us 
that denying ungodliness aud worldly 
Insls, we should live solierly, righteously, 
and godly, in this piesent world." Again, 
" He that doelh righteousness is riglit- 
eous, even ns he (Christ) is righteous." 
"Whosoever committeth sin, tmiis- 
gresseth also the law : for sin is the 
transgression of the law." Righteous- 
ness, or wickedness being no integral 
part of our natures, m 
agents wc may be either 

At the time when Christianity ^¥ns be- 
ing introduced into onr world, wo have 
the sacred record of two persons, a ninn 
and a woman, husband nnd wife, of 
whom it is declared that they wore both 
righteous beforo God. This evidence 

■oves that both man and woman, htis- 



moitvl, or fre 



pro' 

band and wife, may be. and can be right 
eons before (iod if they will be so. The 
means throngh which it is attained is at 
hnml : the record shows that this nmti 
and woman, hnshaii<l and wife, who were 
both righteous before (iod, by wnlkiwj 
in (ill 'Ac rnininamlmriiti and ordinaucet 
of the Lord bUimile-'S, obeying the truth 
tlivongh the spirit unto nnfeigned loveof 
the brethrcu, purifies the soul ; even so 
men become righteous before God by 
walking in (obeying in spirit and in 
Irnth) all the command ment» nnd <ir(/f- 
nnmrn of the Lord blameh-ss. Note ii/l 



Time would fiul me to tell all. But 
here are the Clirislian graces. Give all 
diligence to them; "Add to your liiith 
virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and 
to knowledge, tcmperanoe: nnd to tem- 
perance, patience; and to patience, god- 
liness; and to godline&s, brotherly kind- 
ness ; and to brotherly kindness, charity." 
Wihyut these, tliough we were to speak 
with the tongues of men and angels, nnd 
though we had alt gifts, and undei'stood 
all mysteries, and had ;ill knowledge, 
and ^vith to remove u^uataius; and 
would give our gooils to feed the poor, 
and ^vc onr bodies to be burned, all, all 
would profit us nothing. (Read l.st. 
Cor. 13, and learn the grace of Christ). 
Without these we are nolhintj. But 
ntUhe^e he in us, and abound, they make 
us that ihat we shall neither be barren 
nor unfruitful in Ihe knowledge of out 
Um\ Je5us Chtist. With these faith- 
fully keep and observe all the ordinance 
of the Lord ; and iu nil things hi Hume- 
/e«tf ; ami wc will bo righteous before God. 
And it is to be proditiniL-d that it shall 
be well with them. Well in all the va- 
ried circuin^tauces in life; well iti pros- 
perity, well in adver>itY ; well in health, 
and well in sickness ami iu dealh. Well 
in judgment, and through eternity. In 
all they shall cat the IVuit of their do- 
ing. That is, sludl enjoy the full benefit 
and fruition of uU rightcoiisnesd. 

The wicked are not so. /( nhall be ill 
with Ihtin; for the reivard of hin haiidn 
gknll be giccn him. To sin is wicked ; 
and sin is the Irausgression of ihe law. 
As the walking iu, and keeping idl the 
commandments and ordinances of the 
Lord blameless, make men and women 
righteous before God ; so disregard to. 
nnd disobedience of, the commandments 
and ordinances of the Lord, make men 
and women wicked before God. Not to 
woi-sbip God in spirit and in truth, is 
wicked. Not to repent, believe the gos- 
pel, and be btvplized in the uame of the 
Father, and of the Son, and of ihe Holy 
Ghost, for jia/i'j/ioii, for tjie rrmiiMton of 
«(;ij», the gift of iho IIoli/ Spirit, and the 
answer of a good conncicncc, is wicked. 
In short, to disobey any command, pre- 
cej)t, or ordinance of God ii vcnj tviekrd: 
and to be wicked, is to be eeif, U lo be 
bad- wickedncKi is uuriglitcousmws, and 
the unrighteous neither understand, nor 
seek afler God. " Tliey arc all gone out 
of the way, they are together b^'come 
nnprolitahle ; their throat is an ojien scp- 
ulcher; with their tongues they have 
used deceit; the poison of ivsiw m uinlcr 
their lijw : whose mouths are fitll of 
cui"*ing and hitternea*: ihoir feet are 
swill to shed blood : dc»tructiun and 
misery tire in their ways: and lliu way of 



peace have they not known : there is no 
fear of Ood before their eyes." This 
3ing the description of an unrighteous 
an givcu in the Scriptures. And to be 
unrighteous is to be wicked ; therefore, 
woe unto the wicked for it nhall be ill with 
htm While it shall bo well with fhc 
righteous, it shall be ill with the wicked. 
Ill in every thing, though in his wicked- 
ness he nitiy be unconfcions that it is ill 
with him in prosperity, as it isinadvers- 
ily. Ho soinL-time:^ is made lo realize 
that it i.4 ill with him in siekne:^, but 
does not fwl that it is even so with him 
in health. But at last, oh, dreadful 
thought ! it shall be ill with him in death, 
ill with him in judgment, and ill with 
him thmugh etennly. For tlie reieard 
of Aw hundg th'ifl begivfii Aim. " What 
he has deserved ho shall got. He shall 
be paid for thnl joy which ho has labor- 
ed, and his reward shall be iu proportion 
to his win-k. O what a lot is that of the 
wicked! Cursed in time, and accursed 
through eternity," — Clnrlc, 

My ilear rcadei-s, I have tried as best 
I could to bring the righteous aud the 
wicked before you ; do you see the con- 
trast? It is very marked. All, all is in 
favor of the righteous. In life, in sick- 
ness, iu death, in judgment, and through 
eternity. Don't you see it? I entreat 
you to see it now and bo profited, for 
" Tlie wicked shall see it, and be grieved ; 
ho shall gnash with his t^eth, and melt 
away : the desire of the wicked shall per- 
ish " (Fsalm 112: 10). "Then shall 
the righteous man stand in great bold- 
ucsi before the face of such as have af- 
flicted him, and made no account of his 
laboi-s," r/iese are the wicked. " When 
tliey sec it, they shall be troubled with 
terrible fear, and shall he nmaaed at the 
strangeness of his salvali<m, so far bL-- 
youd all that they looked for. Ami they 
repenting and groaning for anguish of 
spirit shall say within themselves, This 
wns he, whom wo had sometimes in de- 
rision anil a proverb of reproach: we 
foolH accounted his life inadnesc-, ami his 
end to bewilhont honor: now is he num- 
bered among the children nf God, and 
his lot is among the saints I Therefore 
have we erred from the way of truth, 
and the light of righteousness hath not 
shined unto us, and the sun of righteous- 
uess rose not upon us. We we;iried our- 
selves in the way of wickedn&s and dt- 
struction : yea, we have gone through 
dest'rts, w^iere there lay no w-ty : hut as 
for the way of the Lord, we have not 
known it. What hath lu-ide profited us? 
or what good hath riches with our vani- 
ty brought us? " Wisdom Sol. 5. Dear 
readoi-s, look at the contrast here lirawn 
and bo wise unto righteousness, aud 
harmless concerning wickcdue.»«. 



a har-room and just such an ar);oment 
ns one might expect from ituch a jtlscc, 
but we are sorry lo say the same argu- 
ment hn» found its way even to some 
]ndpits. It ran something like this: 
"Since uo man is absolutely holy be can 
not fjive a holy kiss." It is not claimed 
that the observance of this rite is not en- 
joined by the apoallea, <mly that they 
hnve eoinmaudcd what can not be jter- 
formed. Those who object lo un observ- 
ing this rite because wo are not alwolute- 
ly holy, may with the same prn])ric|y 
object to our observing the Sabbath day 
to keep it holy, or to one hrutUer hand- 
ing atmther a Holy Bible. The term 
holi/ ill this connection is inteudc<l to he 
applied to the symbol and not lo the per- 
son giving it, and it is therefore ns easy 
tor one brother to give another a holy 
symbol ns it is to hand him a Holy 
Bible. 

Kven were this Lar-roora argument 
valid, it will at once fall to the ground 
when Peter calls this kiis the " kiss of 
charily," for it must be admitted there 
are yet some eharitilble people in the 
world. 

Neither can it be maintained that this 
command wa.< intended for any jiurlicu- 
hir church, for it was given " l<i the 
strangere scattered throiigout Puntus, 
(iatatin, Cappailoeia, Asia and Bylhiuia, 
ai wvll !is to the chnivhes at Rome, Cor- 
inth and in Thes£:iIoniea. Nor was it 
intended for the Christians in the early 
age of the church, for Peter addre^eud ., 
his epufllcs "them that have olttalpeil i 
like precious faith wilh us." 

Besides the command of the apostle 
, and the pmclicc of the eburohc» ia their ' 
dny.^. We have the testimony of liisto- 
I ly nnd that of the must eminent tlictdo- 
gians in its favor 

In those early times, the kiis, as ii 
token of peace, fricndohip and brotherly 
love, wns Irequ'-nt among nil people ; and 
the Christians U5«.-d it in their public us- 
scinblie:', as well as in their occuBiunnl 
meetings," — .l('<ttn Cfark, 

" It was embudicil in Ihceurlitr Chris- 
tiou offices, and has been contiiiuctl iu 
some of those now in use." — Smitli't 
Itiblf Dictionary. 

"The early Christians, who kissed 
each other at the I^ord's Supper did it n» 
appropriate when the suf)*<;ring9 of Christ 
were remembered. — Hcubner. 



THE KISS OF CHARITY. 



Ireel ye one in 
U\. Pet. fi: 



ilh a ki»« of rhiiri- 



SOMK object to feet-washing ns a 
Christian ordinance, because, ns they 
sny, it is not enjoined ns such in the 
epistolary writings of the apostles: but 
the shnllowness of such argument ai>- 
peai¥ by their ilisre^'urding the holy kiss 
which is eomniaudcd to be |mictice«I, 
five times, iu the ep'stle.* of Paul and 
I'eter. An ctplieit command by Paul 
or Peter to wash feet as a church ordi- 
nance would be uo better lioedeil hy those 
who have not fully prneificd the flesh, 
than is the command to "salute one on- 
other with the kiss of charity." 

The only objection wo ever hennl urg- 
ed against the " kl*," was while we wen- 



INGERSOLL ON WHISKEY. 

"I am aware there is a prejudice 
against any man in the manufactuiv of 
a'.C')hul. I know there is a prejudice 
against a case of this kind ; and there is 
a very good reason for It. 

I believe to a ceitain degree with the 
district attorney in this case, who has 
said that every man who makes whiskey 
is deniomliieil. I believe, gentlemen, to 
n certain degree, it demonilizes thcee 
that sell it, and those that drink it. I 
believe from the time it Usues from the 
[)ol<oned Aud coiled worm in tlie distill- 
ery until il empties into the hell of 
death, dishonor and crime, llial it daiior 
alizes every body that touches it, fruiii 
its souix-e to where il ends. 1 do not h.- 
licve anybody can eoiitempiute the suU- 
jiH-'t without becoming prejtidiiv<laguiu!.t 
that liipiid crime. 

All we have to do. gentlemen, is to 
think of the wri-cks on either side of the 
bank of the stream of death, of the sui- 
cides "f the insmity, of the povi-riy, of 
the iguonmcc. of the desiitution, of the 
men of geniu* ihit it has wreikoii. the 
men struggling with imaginary sitih-ius 
producwl with this devilish thlnj:. And 



nr way 



to nn A. M. and were oblig- 1 when you think of the jiuls.of the alms- 



wl lo wait in a hotel nnlil the cars arriv- 
ed. Tlio argument was made in nn 
adjoining n^om which we weiv tohl wns 



housw.of the nsyluiH*, of the piis.ii 
either bunk, 1 do not wonder ti.nt every 
thoMshtftd man U pn-judiml ngiiinsi il. 



The Brethren at Work., death opjvw^« 



DEATH OF MARY E. EBY! 



.■TI>oHrrtlm-..«. «nrk, ".lib. ..■». po-l- 
I»iJ.l.>ftiiJ-»J>trr« in .1.0 CniioJ SwiM or 
0«.».l», fcrfl 3:, vtr nnnni... T!.om Miia.ng 
«ig»il MmM »nd $10 M. T.i\\ ivccWc •!. c.Ini 
copy ftw of cbargc. For .11 ov.r tl.i. ....mlH^r 
iho nfont wilt I* •»'■««' >■'• ""'• "■*"" ""''' *"': 
ditioiMl nniuc. wlikU niiiouiil «». be .k«l.":l«sl 
from ilie moncj. l^for* stn-ling il to u». 

Money OMm*. !>"««. *"'' lW"'cre-l Un^m 
may b« MNi «t -xir ri-W. Thoy .l.ould V i.iaac 
laymblolo J, II. Mooro. 

SnhicriplioH*, e«iiimiinicnlii'ii». elc, iilioula 
bendJNwH: J. E. UOOBG, 

Luurk, Cirwll Co., 111. 




Lastt Sim<Iuy we were cnlled to Loim —, . ,1,,. ,.r.)ss 

to .tend II.. fu«en.l of .btcr M«ry E. h.avon. iron. .I.c ...«ng..- U. the <ross 
A 'Jl^rof L.K"acI.El.y. She, The r«um-cno„. the a^...s:o. ..t the 
."V'Tw ;„ Fri.lnv .....rnh.*:: «pod "23 ' right h>v...l of Mnj«ty 0.1 h.gh, 



ih* 



LAKABE, ILL-. 



DECGUBES T, 1876. 



has hwn prciu-hii.).' tW ihe IJraluiii 111 
Mt. Ciirrwll. Hi- M on hi. wuv Kitst. 



Oi-i: ninloi> will cxrUMO s..nn ini-- 
tak« that will <l..iihlK7« 1..^ fom«l ii> Ihi^ 
.KhI with walk 
f ]in<l lt> he 



■ i>ni. 



isstiP, an wo wvw f 
jiuil hiiBiiift^.' Ihiil 
read ill grtal Iinslc. 

Just roccivcl 11 letter from HU-pIicii 
Johnson, of (Jarrison. lown, inforinitig 
m Ihnt Uro. IVn-r roiiK-y was layhig at 
tho i«)int of dwilli. an.I rc.|ii(«tcd lis to 
giveiinotaf-of thesnmc thiit hin rcln- 
lisw niijjht Iw inlorinc>(I of hi-* coii(tili"ii. 

nnoTiiKR Diinii-l Vaiiinianof Viixleu, 
MncoupinCo.. in..n"-ive'l in town ye»- 
linlity, and iu the evening lucai-hed in 
the lirelliren's nicetiug-liouKC. He will 
nniain inNortliern Ills, ahonttwo weekf, 
mid .luriiiK the liirn; will visit the folluw- 
itig rlin chec: AnioW'a (Jrovc, Yellow 
Creek, Wiidduin'g (Jrove, ('lieny tJrovc 
ami Mille<)gcville. 

OwiNu til the editor's alwcnw from 
homo ilui inf )mrL of the week, and fiit-k- 
iii£siu hi^ JUniily, lie hiu« iiol heen nble 
to frivo the pajier mneli ntloiitiou this 
iM'.k. His jdace, however, on theedito- 
vi!-.l va^e 1-^ well filUd hy Bro. Miller, 
who eouies out in his iiaital foreihle and 
logitul style. There is no uncertiiin 
Sound in his writing. 



j|ie.l - 

yvai-^'. 10 n.oi.lhs and 27 dHj«. Herdi^ 
i-ji-e wjut con*iuniiilion, from wliicli eiie 
»uirertd n conBiderBble lime. She ex- 
]ires8«l not mily a willingntw hnt ft de- 
«re to go lo J«us and he at re^t. Tlie 
(iin.nd took i-laee in llie Chelsea mect- 
inj-house, and WJW listened to hy n very 
Inr-ie a-'scmhly of people. May ihc Ixird 
coiijfort the bereaved ones, and enable 
th.in to see in ihc dtath of Mary, the 
Im-id of the I^iid, wh" hiut loleaeetl her 
rn>m the toils of eaith and given her n 
liomo where sorrows an<l sirkiicj^ are 
known do more. 



Last week wc did nol pnhlish any 
of Bro .Stan's nrliele on baptism, and 
H-nl mil the paper willmnt saying any 
tiling nbi.iil it. Having nsed uj. all Jiis 
.i>py we Iiad in llio nfliee, and knowing 
lluil Bni. Slein wmiM he hire soon we 
thought lo defer our ixplnnation till 
iiftir his nrrival ; and will here remark 
Uiat it will he II few wevks before we enn 
]iii!di.>^li llie remaimhr of his artiele, as 
it li:i» lo be Iran.' erj bed and sent from 
his home in Mo. 

Since writing the ubove we have re- 
ceived from Uro. Sliiu another nrliele 
whieli will appviir next week, 

linoTiiEit Slciu arrived in town last 
Friday, and prcnelied iu ihe Urelhreu's 
iiK-eting house in the evening, and also 
Sii'.urday evenii g. His limt sermon was 
on the t'overin'j, and was said hy those 
who lietird it tif hHVo been able and quite 
Kitijfaelory. lliing away fnmi home wc 
<]ii| nol get to hear it. The sermon is to 
lif written ool and puhli.-lK-d in TllK 
iJi:>mii!i.N AT WuitK. Il will a|ipLiir 
t-i.melinic during the winU-r, and will 
<hiubtlcu be highly njtpreeiiiWd by our 
ri-..dvr*. Uro. Su-in li*tl here last even- 
in.' — will go t'l lili home in Mo.; remain 
x'Mit; leu or Iwelve ihiy^ and tlicu go lo 
Dliio. where he eontemidiites speniling 
the remainder of thv winter imnehing 
jimong the Drelhren. 



CENTRAL ILI/INOIS MISSION. 

riMIK iipjioinlmenu for jireaehing as 
J l.n hy Urn. Knimerl and .SLitdebaker 
„,,. Hsfoli.iw.-: 

S:iliirdny evening Dee. 16th and Sun- 
day 17th ioA. M.alMeArlhur'esi-hool. 
house. Sunday and Monday evenings 
Doe. 17th and 18ih nt Mowry'a mceting- 
h.nis«-, three niiliw North of Wyniiel; 
niid in llie same neighborhood at Ellis' 
sihool-house on ihc evenings of theI9tli 
and aotii. At the Uiil school-house on 
Ihe eveoingc of the 21st and 22ml. On 
Siiiurilay evening 23nl andSiindiiy 2->tli 
10 A. M. nttlieMelhodistmeeting-houie 
tvn milci! West of Henry, Marshall Co. 
Ill Ihc same neighborJioiul at the Ciinii)- 
hL-lIite inecting-houso on the evening of 
the a-illi. Kveniugs of the2Gili and 27ih 
at Coullcr'sschool-houae. On the evening 
of the '28th nltheKichland Bchool-houee 
o milee West of Laeon. Evening of the 
Snili III the IJroadus sohool-lmitso. Sat- 
urday evening Dec. 30lh al Shep- 
herd's school ■hmiBe three nnil one half 
miles Norlh-eiifll of Heiine]iiii, riilnain 
Co. On 31st 11 A. M. and evening at 
Fhnid mectiiig-liou.*e. January 31st., in 
llic evening, at Mooix-'s school-house. — 
Jim. 2n(I, in the evening, at Florid meet- 
ing-house. On Ibo evening of the 3nl 
at Child's srli.x.l-h.m^e. 



,«,irthcya„notl».k.^...^^^^,. 



I walk 
B to set the af- 



Jl'sT before going to prii-s we rweived 
lliL- folh.wiog <ard fioni Hro. Miller: 

ISi!0 Moobk: — I am not abletoromc 
to vour ]duoe i:ow. I cannot fill my np* 
pointnie'rits. Will conie as soon 
a- I uin able, but will not he uhk* lo 
|ir uc!i inu -h for you. It is (juite u die- 
]lj>|>oiiitnu-nl lo me that I e.uinol he with 
VI u now, but llie will of the I>ord Ik- 
dune. I hope lo be able t^i eumc noon. 
Yours FyiUTually, 

R. H. MlI.LKB. 



COME SAVIOR, COMEt 

rpMICSE words were uttered by our 
J dear sisler, Mary E. Eby, daughler 
of 11m. Eiioeh Ehy, a little while before 
she fell tislccp in Jesus. About eleven 
o'clock on the night of Nov. 30lh, sister 
Mary began coughing violently, aud it 
was npparent lo all that the disease, con- 
suniplion, which had for some lime prey- 
ed upi'ii her biiily, was doing its la»t 
work. With Christian r. signalion she 
called all present, and bill them farewell. 
I shall never forget her look of coufi- 
denee, her peace of mind, and the ex- 
pressed and heaitlelt wish, "Come Sav- 
ior, coniel" What comfort in these 
wortls! To sister Mary, death had no 
tcn'ors. O, ihe hope of a Christian ! 
How blight, how divinely fair is the 
Cluislinn's hope! 

At five in Uic inoming of Dee, 1st, 
our dear sister elided her eyes in (tenth, 
and the loving hearts who still continue 
on enrlh rejili/.i.'d the losa of a loved one; 
bul tliev rejoice thai her hope was tlie 
hope given by Jesus. Thus, dearly be- 
loved, a true daughter, n true sislei^-ono 
ble^tnl with an extraordinnr}' mind and 
difpoBition has gone lo sweet rcs-l. He 
eoiuforlcd by llie words of insinratiou, 
" Blessed arc they that die in the Lord." 

■•Come Savior, come!" Ciin we all 
«iy thai? Can HC who have pulou Christ 
thus cJill Jesus? Are we prejiarcd to 
say, " Come Savior, come?" He is now 
wailing for you to say, " Come Savior, 
come, and prejiaie my heart for thy 
word of truth." Why wail any longer, 
but JukI xciic lei the Savior euine in. — 
He will do yon gotid. Hear him, E. 



LOOKING TO JESUS. 



Cbriist delivered to his- dis<-iplci4, one 
Irjptiifin in three immersions of the 
IhuI V . — di njmtlom. 



•■\av<\. unid uw. luiil U' >>• x:i\i-.l. nil tliv i-iirt* 
of llici-artli." 

" Ixtukiuj; iinlu imuk, llii> aiilhor nii>l fiiiislivr 
of our ^lilli." 

rilHEUE is a glory, a bksscdnejis a 
\ Hafely in looking to Ji-suf. wliiih an- 
(1 ors the sjiiriliiiil lit'.- of lonn in the di- 



p..rfeeiion of Deity set before the m.n-l 
in all the glorv of a .pirtual. perfect life. 
Ami when wo look to J<«as, that OoU- 
given, Goil-likc exnmple.slauiimgbeloi-c 
our eye*, to lcn.1 us on ihe highway, 
where* no lion, no wild boast, can 
therein. 

Looking to Jotn menns 
fections and dwigns of the heart upon 
him; to trust and a««pt him as leader 
and teacher in all things The man who 
looks U, the Pope its infallible, is lead 
and governed by the I'ope. so ho who 
lookMo Brigham Young, A"" I'^'C ""■ 
nny other dreamer who pretends to have 
revelations, is governed or contit.Med by 
them ; so il is with the Spiritnahst who 
looks to the Medium na receiving the 
true revelation of sjiiiitunl existence, he 
beontrdledandledbv the medmm in 
his belief and practice. It is the s^amc 
with the man who looks to the Neeene 
t;reed. the Wwtininster Cout'^-ssion, or 
any other human opinion. Iw « led by 
it 'because he looks lo it for ihe things 
he shall believe mid practice. 

Another point here. So long as the 
man looks to the Pope, the divanier. the 
medium or the ihc creed he cannot be 
turned away from them : he follows them 
because he looks to them. But if he 
once ceasts looking to auy of ihi^ 
Ihings lliey lead him no more, because 
tbcv cannot lead him if Re looks not to 
them. We might mention loo. The man 
who looks to Calvin, Lulhcr. Campbell, 
or nny i>ll>er man, is led liy ihem. Their 
opiuimis, their teaching, are his law; bul 
when he ceases looking lo them, they ean 
no more lead him. This .hows how the 
children of men arc lead in so many 
way--. They arc looking lo so many dil- 
Icicnt teachers an<l every one becomes a 
leader of those who look to him. Some 
men look veiy much to their owu opin- 
ion and seli■-lightel.u^lle^s, and run a 
lonely coui-jc Ui thcnii^Llvi-^-'. Some look 
to this worid':^ g.'o'U and arc led by nmiu- 
luou. Otlicrs are looking to the pleas- 
ures of the worid and are le.1 by them. 

Again, when man looks to the Pope, 
the medinin, or to any earthly leader, all 
the imiK-rfection, the sin, the weakness, 
anil error of that leader get into the 
heart, ihe lips, and the practice of the 
man who h-oks lo them. From these 
leaders came all the wai-s and disgnice 
of the dark ages, which blighted the 
glory and beauty of the (-hristinu relig- 
ion; and slill hung over it like a cloud 
of darkness, because there are hundre<ls 
of things yet ofl'ered to man lo lead him 
by getting him to look at some scheme, 
some inslilution, some inveution of man 
as a teacher leading him aller them. 

In coiitriisl with all these imperfect 
fallible things to lead man, wc bring the 
subject of looking to Jesus. In him we 
behold all that is great and good in the 
Creator and the erealuic All that "is 
perfect in Deity and perfect in humani- 
ty. In him, from the mauger to the 
cross, is a life of perfect righteousness, as 
a teacher in everything perfect. Eternal 
siitety, it is for nil, old and young, small 
and great, to look to him and follow his 
perfect teaehiug. This looking to Jtsus 
brings his spiritual life, his love and 
kindnes-s bis meekness, his faithful obe- 
dience before the mind and heart of man 
to lead him in a holy spiritual life. As Je- 
sus is the only perfefl teacher ever given 
on earth, it is commnuded to look to him 
in all thing-, at all times and bes-nvetl. 

We will try and tell you how you 
shall look to Jesus and he saved, then 
wc arc done. The great thing is to so 
look to him with eonfideuee and trust 
that he may be your teacher and leader 
in all things. As there arc w many 
ways of sin and error and weakne.'is iu 
man, there are just K) many times when 
you must look to Jesus, When any er- 
ror, t^iii or doubt iu faith or practice is 
pr(«ouled, ii i.s then imporliint tu look to 
Jesus, Wliencvcr the command men ts 
and opinionii of man arc pu«cnled, then 
It the lime you shall look to Jetiiig, fur 
he will save yon, the other eunnut, Jesus 
will always lead you right, the other may 
not. 

U-t u..- ^^ee how. and when 



be saved 



anotlier time w 
him go to Joli 



;f ihcy do not believe, 

::^^u. look toJesusand lean. Uiew.^ 
ofsalvaUonfromhimand not u*k 

"'s:2m:::^i.e.lyo»tlieyeaube 
.f;;\vitboutbapti-.« without oeym 

the commands of the gospel ih^re 

hould look to J«sus- 
iu Jordan. John 
would object. s..ving. "I have need to be 
3^i.edofthec." I3UI no exe..e -.0 
oleoliou -nhl stop the savior irom 
obevin- that command of God. Hieu 
L'^Jjesusandthewayo-lv^; 
again, because clear and phiin. h'How 
l.i„. as your teacher and be saved 

Soinemcn.«ndnot«few.«.llKdIyou 
„,at it will do for baptism to sprinkle a 
few dro|)S of water on a person in he 
1,„„3.. But look to Jesus, he goc^ to the 
water and is lmptiz«l"i.i the nver Jor- 
dan." Pliilip and the Eunuch go to the 
water. Paul says. " We are buried in 
baptism." Then look lo these men of 
God follow them in the way which «e 
know led them safe through earth and 
up to heaven. 

Some will U-II vou that feet-« ashing is 
not a command, that you can be savcl 
willmul it. Then is the lime to look to 
Jesus, and if he tells you to not wash 
feel, that vou can be saved without it, 
then and not till then, have you the right 
to believe them. The example and eom- 
nian<l of our Savior is the only safe way 
look. If you will not 



ucss, and when sorrows nnd ^^a^^]^■^ 
■ome, and darkness hangs over 



yiiiir 
" a 
'liiii, 



pathway, look up to Jesus. Tlioiu jg 
rny of light for you if you look to lii,," 
and help comes from him l„ ], " 

thmiigh the deep waU-rs and giveympr 
sung in the night " to sing of deliven, J 
tliat will come in tho morning, fur \^^, .' 
able to deliver you from all the snnros.'f 



fallen- And when you ueft^ ,, 

■gc of life, then look beyond iIir jj^. '^ 

liorc i„ 



to nhii-h you cau 

look to Jesus and his example, how wm 
yon run the race he has set before you? 
How cau Jesus be your Savior if you 
look to and follow Some iniin or ehuich 
which iclls you to not do the things Je- 
sus ilid and commanded to his disciples? 
'Liok untfl mc, and be ye saved, all the 
ends of the ejirth." Do not look to man 
to follow him iu disobeying God and run 
the awful risk of being hist; bul look to 
Jesus, follow and obey him nnd be 
saved. 

Some will tell you there is no need of 
a supper, or ineal at the comninnion ; 
that you may take the bread and cup in 
the day lime. Bul you cannot, in the 
sense of our U'xt, look lo Jesus and lake 
the bread and cup without the supper, 
for he did not. You cannot look to him 
and take them in the day time, for he 
did nol. Then you must look to s< 
one else when you take the communion 
in the day time and before dinner, for 
Jesus never walketl in that path. But 
iu the night, and after supper, God look- 
ed down upon his only begolten Son, 
and saw him with ihe chosen twelve in- 
sli lite the Communion. God approved 
it then. And you, dear reader, may 
look to Jesus and Ic-aru the way (Jod ap- 
proves. Walk in it and be saved. 

Again, you find some who will lellyou 
the secret societies of our day are doing 
a great deal of good, and you shonhl go 
into them and help them in their work. 
But I hope you will hear our text, look 
to Jesus and sec if he went into such or- 
ganizations, and took any of their oaths 
or pledgee. You will see him working 
for, aud going into, but one organization 
— the church. None of these secret 
oaths did be ever take or teach ; nothing 
hut the word of God did he ask you lo 
obey ; nothing hut that did he teach, aud 
no way hut ibnt ean save you. Then 
hear our text, "Look unto me and be 
saved." 

Some again will tell you they cau be 
saved while following all the pride and 
fashions of the wurld, wearing "gold and 
pe;irl aud cosily array." But when you 
hear them say lliis then is tho time for 
you to look to God, sec if Jesus aud his 
apo'tles tauglil that way. You will 
hear them, in the language of iiiHpircd 
tongues, forbidding those thing* and in 
n meek and Iniuible life led by l|ic Spir- 
it of (Joil, giving an exiimple fur you to 
follow, and we liojic you will turn your 
eyes from the vanity of the world aud 
look lo the holy pathway of tliene huiii- 
bh' men, walk in it and be saved. 

In all llie work and labor of the 
Cbiistiiin life, 



to Jesus sUinding on the other !di,)_ 
welcome " the good and faiihfut 
vanl." By looking to llie spirit worjj 
you ean sou the kindred spirits, «h 
have gone before, all robed in white i^, 
tiod adorue<i them, more alike tlia,, ^]^' 
congregations now seen arrayeil ii, „i| 
the fashions of the worid. I hopg ^^^^^ 
may look to Jesns aud the redeeiuw] 
over in the Spirit woild until you r,:„|. 
ize its oneness, its unitiirmity. its uuivtf 
Sid beauty and glory. Then I feel 1!,^^ 
you would be engaged with The lirril,. 
ren at Work and olbere who help i„ 
III build the same oneness iu the diiini, 
below ; thai we may have a foretaste of 
the same union and oneness ere we iia^ 
beyond tlie river. 

Then when you have done, iiud tlip 
work of looking to Jesus on eanli y 
cniled, you leave behind you nn pxani. 
I lo of ft life spent inwisdom.pointiiij'jiH 
who knew you to the Lamb of (Ju,| 
which taketh away the siu of the \\t)t\,] 
Tlie work you do iu this life looking |, 
Jesus will lust, slill working, when vm 
are gone. As the example of the Clirt... 
tiiui life is left a sliiiig monument wliidi 
neither time nor death can deatiw 
ing to call on those left behind yon i,, 
hiok to Jesus, so you look to the rigln- 
cons example of ihoje holy men w\\,, 
have gone before yon. From them leuru 
Ui work,Miid run by faith the race Jwi 
set before yon. 



THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST, 
ITS CHARACTER AND 
PROGRESS. 



NUMBElt II. 

"Aii<l ill lliv il^yM <if these kiiig« hLhU iU 
().)il of heaven set up it kingaom ivIiicLoM 
ncTcr he dcslroycil ; nn<l tho kingdon 
not li«lu{t lo ulhci- pou[>lu ; but il .ihrkli linit 
iu piece*, nnd cunsiinio nil ihosc kiiigdon 
il chilli sUuid r(irev(!r." Dan. II : 44. 

MY last remark in No. 1 is conwm 
ing the result producetl wbeu iIk 
living seed (,lhe Word ) fidls into uml n- 
niains in n good soil (a good heart). 

Which resnlti 1st. In nwakeniiit; lli 
dead sinner, or in other words getting 
him to realize his lost and undone situi 
tion, as did the Peulecoslians. 

The second result will be a clini 
heart, or intention, resulting in a cliui]^ 
of life. 

Wbcn the prodigal son was yd i' 
home in his father's house, the tlioii|;l' 
came into his lieart to gel his porlimi H 
goods, and go into a far country. I'tJi 
ting this thought, or intention, iulo sif 
tion he received his portion of gwls 
went, and. fV>r a time, pursued a ruiiicm 
course; until liimlly he came "'" *'* 
clj. "And when he came lo hm»tp'' 



said, I will arise and go to "O' 



fiilh'f. 



;1 will gay uuto him ; Father, I Im'J 
sinned against heaven and before lli«. I 
am no more worthy U» be called thys"'; 
make me as one of ihy hired servaui^ 
HU lienrt or intention being chiuifeW* 
corre-nniulii-..: change of life was tk n- 
suit, and consequently a willing"'^ 
the pan. of the father to pardon liimi"*' 
receive him into his service. 

Precisely so; the Hinncr who rec."'^ 
the Word into a good and homsl \m^ 
hM his heart, intentions and life clif'F 
e.l ; becomes dead to sin and iiliw 

God. 

The old dead man of .in then bw;' 



hat llif «"'' 



offeimive, and the bi'st thut 

is to bury him in baptism. I . , 

l|vinBr,.c„(,M-omH.vl»-l."".m*»' 

"(0 will* 



11,111 i« * 



iiitt) the (iimily ul' tioil. iii'w 
llC'wnen cil' llfu." Oliaerv 

iiiilinul kliiuil iiolliliig - - ■ ., i 

In liirtl.. Ilirch .l.ic« nol I!'™ ""v 
m\y'i-li.„„jn 111.. »liitt.. I'rreis".* 
l\w kiiiK.l.ai. of Cliiist. Wiil"^ 
(CM- bai>li»ni, wliiuli i« 11"" »»""' 



li«l 



ilmiilil I i^i-nn- ulxt ini'lyy to lu'lii 



look Ui ,I™i«; liir lii« I dora not Kivu lill', it o"')' ''"" 



■Iiaiip 



weak. I Mate— ImiiBS tlio livioj.' 'Inl'l '"" 



'imp: Hui-.Ti ii{j:n at woiuv. 



nimiiy 



of r.oil;-" 



, ncuiig I 



the siucpro milk nt' the word, in 



tu be 



ilc!!ii"'8 
1 
■rli« very lniis""3° 
1 "8 "Let mo ''« somi'tliiiig lor Jesus, 
f°",reA«il me, picsorveil aud ledecmed 
Now wlmt enii I do for him?" Tlic 
""■„,. of lli«Woi'l«"d Spiril of God 
""""Keep lliysclf i)ure. Let your li-ht 
"'.hiue lieli>r« '»•'" '''"' ""ly may — 
"„"rgood works aud florify you: 

jicr in I"'""''" , , . 

broiigli' up ill the miiture aud ndmoui- 

,,„„ of Un\ ; tlie sick visited ; the poor 

. 10 be eared tor: tlie ignorant arc to 

ir ouligl'tcnc'li •'■« '"'«»''=" "'"> Ji*- 
eoamfcd, c«courage,laudhel,«d;.in- 

-; to lie wiimcfl ; tlio lambs ot tlie ftoc-k 
n^ tu be fed ami cured for, lu shoi-t the 

wliole Ini'ly "f ^''"■'''' '* *" "^''''^ '^^"^ '" 
luve wliifli i^ dune in tlio fuUeflt sense 
ivlieii cndi member does wlmt he ean in 
evt'iy g'>od ""''^ "'"' ^"'' ""^ ^'''''^'^tiug 
„f ilio sninli', tlie work of the miiiistery 
niul the edifying of itself in love the 
Lunl bus Pi-dnined thiit faitliful men 
shftll IJf se^ "^l"""' '"'" **"^' I'ui'posc of 
ivliicli I will speak iii the next. 



When 
" he tlmiikeil (!o(t and 



THANK GOD AND TAKE COURAGE. 



ll'HEN Faul. iw ti laisuner, was on 
\\ his wny to Rome, the brethren at 
Koiue. wlieii they lienrd Paul was coiii- 
iiitr, went oHl as far iis Appii Forum and 
the Three Tiiveru, to meet him. 
Pimlsnw them, 
took i-ournge." Pei-seiuted Paul had 
many trliils to eneoinit^T becaust! of his 
fiili'lity to the great aud glorious cause 
in which ho was so ze^dunsly engaged.— 
Londed with chains and enrried from 
place to place, imprisoned tor long, 
wenry inonllis, beaten with many stripes, 
shipwrecked, maltrentcd, nud last but 
not least, siifiercd at the hands of /a/«c 
brclhrii. lie wns a man of many sor- 
rows, yit out of them all the Lord deliv- 
ci-ed him. We notiie this meeting with 
the hrelhreii was to him one grand sourt-e 
of comfort and eonsolation. "Why was 
it so? Beiausc before him he had one 
i)f the most striking inslauecs of Cliris- 
tiiui sympalliy and bmtlieily love. When 
the brethren heard ho was coming — their 
love <li>ubtless was all the greater because 
wf him eoming as a prisoner— they could 
uot tariy, but leaving their daily avoca- 
tions, M't out to meet him ; what care*I 
tliey for the sfoHs and scorns of a proud 
worlil, or the pei-secutions lieaped upon 
them because they openly — not Uy word, 
bat in deed — gave expreesiofis of their 
love for Paul, tUns manifesting their love 
for JcsuH. It was their open, frank and 
i)ver<^ming love that inspired Paul to 
"thfliilt Gud and take courage." Oh! 
the power tliere is in genuine Christian 
syiiipiithy nud united love. It raiseth 
the clrotipiug spirits and fills the heart 
to overtlowing. 

Probably in all his sufferings and de- 
privations Paul found no other comfort 
so gimt and fustaining as that derived 
from the true, humble and self- sacrificing 
tokfos of love from his brethren and sis- 
ters. He Ibrgets not in his epistles to 
make mention of some of these. The 
tiai* tiait tlowed over his neck when 
porting iVoni ihose he so dearly loved, 
niul was by them loved in return, were, 
we inia;;ine, as heavenly dews to soften 
his ihoniy pillow, and as wells springing 
lip ill dry places to water his thii-sty 
eoul— thirsting for the salvation oi siii- 
noiH. Nuthiiig !jo inspires fellow-suldiers 
with uonrnge and prompts them on to 
(lueiU of valor as that of duty on our 
I'art. Tims the brethren at Home— at 
Iciist some of them- "done what they 
fOiild " for Paul, and lie was thankful to 
Gud nud look greater courage, On ar- 



riving in Rome it is probable some t)f 
his hrellircii came to him with congratn- 
hiiions and said, "wc prayed lor you 
Vhen wc heard you were coming." Paiil 
may have been gla«l to hear that, biit 
Ihink yon it has so inspiring fls t|ie ad. 
fi'm of those wlio came to meet him ?-^ 
Aiidwliich think you tJod loved tlio 
nickst ? 

Ikala anil adion« alwivjn apeak hmler 
(/mil mrtli. Tliiuk of this yo who pray 
f<ir the eonvei-sion of tin- world, "only 
t'us and niilldiig nunc." If we would 
iiiU'iiv thf walebman upi.ii the wall.- of 



Ziou to "tlmnk God and take cniagc" 
we must do more than oir,.r our svmpa- 
thy aud love in word* only. Word evi- 
dences are good, but not so good as go- 
ing out " to meet them ; " it is this mod« 
of expressing our love that goes to the 
depths of the heart ami (ires the tool.— 
It is this kind of sympnlliy that drives 
away the pangs of grief and torrow, and 
so makes the heart forget all the pains 
wrought by the chains of pcraeeution.— 
There are those now like Paul, carrying 
the tidings of salvation to a t imph' wi.rlil. 
Will wo go out to meet them or stay in 
Rome attending to our nHiiii-s lest wo 
fail of laying up in earth as nuich treas- 
ure as in years past? How sluill wo go 
out to meet them ? if not iu person we 
can with something of our permial el- 
Ibrts go out aud meet their wants and 
necessities, and most as^urexUy they will 
" thank God and take eournge." Thnnk 
Go3 for those mhnkintuil evidences of 
Christian sympathy and mutual love, 
that the cross of Christ might be auule 
more effi-ctual lo the.«avingof theworhl. 
One zealous missionary in a foreign land 
striving to phint the banner of truth iu 
the face of a mountain of oppositiou. — 
There can be no xnch tliimj a« /iiilnrcvn- 
km we chooni' lo malr il no. The truth 
muni and wUfjtrevail whvii Lacked by en- 
ergy and love. Such love as is of the na- 
ture of that exhibited by the brethren 
in Paul's day — that is more wighty and 
more powerful than words. Trusting in 
God's Divine aid and assistance with 
the prayers and necessary assistance of 
the membei-s of the church of the living 
God we see, by an eye of faith, llie rip- 
ening fruit of that seed now being 
sown iu a foreign liind. A few 'fellows 
who slmll meet wllh niucli oppositions — 
for Satan always Irys to murder the 
child of truth in its infimcy. But iis 
the Lord saved Moses and the ilabe of 
Bethlehem, so he s^hall save and give 
power to the leaven uuliln church arises; 
persecutions will come ttiick and fa?t, 
but from every evil work the Lord shall 
deliver and preserve them unto the heav- 
enly kingdom. Aud in heaven the sav- 
ed from America aud foreign eliinesshall 
meet iu the oue undivided Kingdom of 
Glory. 

Would you, dear reader, add a pearl 
to your crown or have God do it, go in 
the ninitc of u diteiple and meet the care- 
worn soldiers who are fighting and spend- 
ing their time and talents iu the building 
up of Zion, with love aud sympathy in 
the heart and a mite in the hand, <io. 

Paul, in bis day, while working for 
the cause he had csiwused, often met 
with encouiiigeinenls on the part of the 
church lliiil mail.' him thank God and 
commend his brolbren and sisters in the 
faith. At times he ft-lt east down yet he 
rejoiced. The difficully he met iu keep- 
ing the churches iu the jn-oper ebauuel 
of truth were, (o him, doubtless, Kources 
of nnicli concern nud an.\iety. Yet with 
all this he had come to rejoice and at 
times "thank God and take counige." — 
.Just so it is with all the faithful now.— 
There are causes ofltimes for sorrow and 
anxiety when we see some departing fiflm 
the triilli — being weaned by Satan from 
the simjilicity that is in (.'hiist— we feel 
to sorrow ; and when wc hear it said 
there is danger of a disunion, or this or 
that thing will cause trouble in llic 
ehnri'h, we feel cast down with fearful 
anxiety. But then comes such expres- 
sions of fidelily and love that we are 
made to " thank God and take courage, 
So it was with us when we heard the 
last A. M. 1 Hsseil off hnrmouiouely, 
thanked God and felt to pnt more trust 
iu the power of ovei-seciug all ditfi- 
culties through inayer and confidence in 
Ihe safety of a multitude of tried coun- 
selloi^. 

There never has been an age iu this 
world when there wns such an over- 
whelming opposition or influence against 
the simidicily of the gospel of Christ. 
We have the bold infidel, the scoffing 
skeptic, the pei-seveiing IVee-UiiuHcr, au(l 
greatest of all, the trained nud skilled 
profinnor, with a mould to suit e 
of hilitudens well as longitude of the 
human liraiu, all arrayed in stubborn op- 
position to the sim|)licity of the mwk 
and lowly Jesus. When we are encom- 
passed thus by the Philislians and hear 
the clanking \>i' arms, and sec tlie greal 
swiird of (ioliulh, in our weakness we 



well lirniblc and fi-el discouraged, ' age and increase mir failli and kiiowlcilge the lutit resort, and gave lii* Onlv JJejrol- 



but at siK-h a lime a David slc[is tu ih 
front, and, dad in the armor of God, 
and his Shepherd's sliiig, brings redemp- 
tion to through faith iu God; then wc 
are made to rejoice " thank God and take 
courage." Yes, when weltnrii that "the 
faith once delivered to the Miintj" is 
now being vindicated, and there are 
those wlio will leave the popular ranks 
and fall in with the " poor despised com- 
pany," and listen to the voice of their 
captain calling to them to i'Ol,l.ow ME; 
; are inspired with new courage to pass 
iward and upward. 

Oh ! yo unregeneratcd, why ^tand ye 
all the day idle, with hands hanging 
down listening to tlic cuufusioii of voices. 
Your would be perplexity shall be no 
excuse with God. His voice as the voice 
of innny waters, rolling from the fire- 
ercsted brow of Mt. Sinai, mul caught 
up and re-echoed from Calvni^'s rugged 
top, U ealliog you lo rcpcntaoec. Look 
upon the u))lilU-d, Mood-dripping cross 
of Jesus, and "thank God and take 
eouiage." Take courage, tor salvation 
has come nigh thee. In the groans and 
tears of the crucified iherc is hope. — 
Fear not ; the dark volunu's of hlaek- 
nes.1 and <liii'kness laondng up and 
around this siu-strickeu and condcmnd 
world, can never add even the sincli 
f fire to lho;c who walk amid the fire 
in the furnace, having the seal of God. 

Come one, conic all, and whosoever 
will let him come and " thnuk God and 
take courage." 

(jitcl'-y, Culorado. 



in the ' liighway of holiuiisi." If peo- 
ple would read the Scriplurca more care- 
fully, there wouhl bj more true discijdcs 
to tollow him who t-aid, " Follow me." — 
By this reading wc learn what the I.^>rd 
has done for us; what ho provides for 
U4; aud what his nature is. Read from 
the first dawn of creation's light to the 
eve of Revelations on the Isle of Pntmos, 
and you will exclaim iu iho lieart's ec- 
static conviction : 



r.irTli"Ilnlliti-r. HI W.,rk. 

THE LORD WILL PROVIDE. 



rilHE Holy Scriptures constitute a Book 
X of Wonders, Not wonders of a com- 
mon kind, but uncommon, sujKi'-natural, 
sacred. All the record Is simple, yet 
profound ; often beyond our eoinprchcn- 
sion, yet true. The Bible is coufessedly 
the Iti-st of a 1 books, yet so little studied 
aud accepted iu its simplieity, beauty 
oud evident meaning. Blessed arc they 
that read and obey. The more we read 
with a readv mind and willing heart, the 
greater will be our admiraliou and ap- 
preeialiou of its varied and wonderful 
treasures. But among the many marvel- 
ous thiugs contained iu God's word, none 
is more conspicuous than that of God's 
Providence. Tliough we be unfaithful, 
aud though we forget him, yet 

GOD CAItES FOK US. 

Let us here make a comparison. We 
will compare great things with small. — 
Our Lord's providence for us is like the 
movement of our heart, which has not 
ceased to beat since we ilrew the first 
breath of life. It is beating our nmrcli 
to the tomb, considering that it is "ap- 
pointo 1 unto all men once to die." Our 
iiml)s may become weary, but our heart 
will not. AVe sleep and take our rest, 
but the heart sleep not nor ever i-ests. — 
It serins to neeil no repose to recuperate 
its strength. By night as well m by day 
it throbs at every pulse, and ceases uot 
to give nourishmcut to the meanest as 
well as to the noblest organs of our ' 
physical siructurc. With steady, un- 
tircd stroke it drives the blood of life 
through the hounding arteries. All this 
is done without will or action on our 
t, aud even when the knowledge of 
existence is lost in dreamless slum- 
ber. So wilh Divine Providence- 
There is an Unslumboriug Eye upon us. 
There is a heart of Infinite Love pulsat- 
ing to every time of u>;ed. There are 
Arms of Omnipotence underneath and 
around us. God's care is imnieosui'able, 
aud sin Inndei-s us in its full apprecia- 
tion. My dear reader, you who hav 



part. 



uot yet given your 



heart to the Lor.1, 



"t:OD IS I.OVI;! 
Thio is why he provide? so well. His 
benign Providence is but the fruit of hii 
love. And this is the (>od whom the 
Christian loves aud servo. Ho is iho 
Living and only True God. lie ahun- 
dniitly reveals himself in ihc Books of 
Nature and of Revelation. Thcue books 
constitute Heaven's Library to man, and 
in it man should find what he can find 
nowliere else — a (lod who can pntviile 
for nil liU tieecuxiliri. Could wo but re- 
alize this fact OA wc should, our highest 
delight would he to love him, ami serve 
him, aud learn of him, and labor for his 
cause and kingiloni. The reason why 
wo are not more God-fearing and God- 
loving is becnusQ we don't trust nud 
give ourselves to hiiri as wc shouhl. Hu- 
man nature has a side for God and aside 
for the world ever since the first act of 
man's violation iu Kdeu. God com- 
manded, man disobeyed. This corrupt- 
ed mnu's unture. 

" I'runc lo wiincler, I.<iril. I reel ii ; 
ri'one tu leave llic God I Icivc." 
Why so? ah! the sad, sad auswcr: 
"Evil is present" (Rom. 7: 21). How 
eame it to be^x-tfiifii/ wilh "the noblest 
work of God." By niakiirg friendship 
with the " father of lies." and aecepiing 
forbidden things. Man wanted more 
than God had provided for him. " O 
ye of little faith," reficet and learn. Wc' 
have but once to live in this preparation 
state, aud how important it becomes us 
to live it well — iu God's order. Let us 
licware of what he, in his love aud wis- 
dom, has forbidden. Temptation was 
begun iu Eden's fair bower, but has 
steadily kept up uutil to-day. And to- 
day temptations are more subtle and va- 
rious than ever before. No wonder the 
wiitehmeu on Ziou's beautiful walls are 
laid under impcralive duty to warn of 
dangei-s, nud exhort uuto faithfulness 
the called iu Christ Jesus. Every con- 
sideration calls upon us to care less for 
the things of thU transient world, and 
more, most for the things of God — less 
for our temporal interests, aud more, 
most for our spiritual welfare. I want 
you to leel that yon are interested, dear 
reader. If you arc interested, I want to 
help you to become more so. The more 
we think and act in the things of God, 
the more happy we will be, and the bet- 
ter prepared to hail the coming of Jesus 
and be ready to go with him. "If the 
righteous scarcely be saved," what wi 
be our condition when the last great day 
comes? Then let us consider our ways, 
aud sec 

WHAT GOD HAS DOSK FOB US. 

Eden and Calvary ! No Christian can 
afford to forget lliC5<.> very siguificaut 
names. The former names the Gardeu 
where man fell into sin, the latter names 
the niouutaiu where man wns rescued 
from the bondage of sin. What a stu- 
pendous achievement thus to restore 
man I God made us in his image and it 
was " VI ry good." But uugniiefnl man 
chose to do what God had forbidden him 
iu the beginning, and this hreught shame 
and self-con victiou of sin upon himself, 
and rendered us all liable to do what 
God has forbidden. What a sad picture 
Man needed a redeemer. Yen, we all 
ueeiled a Savior. But God was under 
no obligation wlmlever to jirovide a Re- 
deemer and Savior. But he did ^irovide. 
Hardly had creation's song been ondotl, 
or lost its mu;ic on the new«made air, be- 



teii Son to he fAr Savior of the world.— 
O, inestimable Gift ! It in hot the be- 
fiit;>ig cxprecpion of the Divine Henri 
of Ix)ve. "God so loved the world." — 
WImt grcul thingM Gud has done for us \ 
("ould wc OS willingly and l'ullv~j«rve 
God in what he rofiuires of u^, as Jcaas 
came and carried out the Plan, wc would 
all be faithful and holy men and women. 
We owe a great debt to Crod. Nothing 
but love and loyally will ever pay it; 
aud when wc have done all I hat we are 
commanded lo do, wc shall bo iin[irolita- 
ble, and must confess it from the In-nrt 
(Luke 7: 10). But his Providcnte is 
all-sufficient bolli for ihe life that now 
is and thnt which is to conn-. The way 
f<n' our return aud reconciliation to Go<l 
is perfeetcd. No man nor devil dare 
hinder nor molest. No one need be lust. 
All are invited lo come and lind healing, 
and cleaTising. and heaven in Jcsnx, the 
erueilicd. We live in BibL- lands where 
we can learn the will of God in il^ Ir.ie 
meaning, even if many so-called minis- 
ti.TS of the word preach conllieling doL-- 
trines. Let us know and hceil what 
G(h1 has done for U4. Man has laid out 
many and plausible ways for us, but the 
Lord has provideil better lliings — he has 
revealed his will and written i', by in- 
spired authority, for our learning and 
salivation. This is 



can you not acknowledge his greutnc-ss. 

hisca^^ liisWveforyouT O, trembling „. . ,. , 

t frem I f">'e a I Uvu of Salvation was being d« 



believer, you who have cnmp out 



I, I ed in the Council Cha 



nhera of the Al- 
lan was coiu- 



aniong the world and have set ymiv fuee , 

henen>vard. wh" gl»7 iu tribulation, ! mighty. Eve.itua ly the 1 h 

ho confident and <piiet as an infant i,, ' I'leted. and "Angels d.^snvd to look into 

its mother's arms. Let us cummil all to if-" We can have but the faintest idea 

our Henvenlv Father, and /u-<ras though , of heaven's concern for us. The rescue 

we were his ehihhen, and not the devo- \ "f humanity fi-om Satan's prison was a 

tees of a disobedient and and God-ilis- feat of ineomprehensd.le magnitude.- 

bonoriug world. Let us give much at- Among all the inteHig.mc« and crefltioi. 

tc.niion to closet pmver. and the sludvof «f tlod, who couhl ex.-cute the Plan of 

Ihe word of tJod, and the reading of saving man? When none i-ouUl W 

smh other litei-alure oulv as will encour- : f<>"'id in (Jod's Univei^c. he laid hold on 



A CONSOLING TllOUOllT. 

Not only has our Gud provided a Savior 
to save us from the power of sin, but he 
invites us to sharo the benefits to be de- 
rived from such mercy. All the fitness' 
he rctiuires of us is to repeut of our sii>s, 
believe all things and follow Jesus in all 
lie bills us. Well may every doubting 
Thomas come forward and i^ay, "Sly 
Lord aud my Gud." lie is not only 
able to bring into the saved etaU-. but 
has provided means to keep us there — 
All through the New Testumcnt writing-' 
are recorded the tcachiugs of our Lml, 
Ho thus provided way-murks by which 
we may know thnt we follow l.ini. Hi-> 
dii-ectiuiuliavo circum.'ieribed the eiiLiro 
life of a true believer, not only bow lo 
get into Ills Church, but how to keep in 
it acceptably lo liiui, aud how to work 
This is consoling to them ilnit 
seek a closer walk with him, and long, 
as the leiuit of saints, to reign with htm, 
in the peace and ble.-isedne>-i of hi.'- Heav- 
enly Kingdom. When we w«ndd seek 
him we know he h.is pruviiled a way t" 
find him, aud this cannot bj contrtiry to 
his word. When we fiud him in \\i\- 
way, and follow him tiiithfully. we will 
find new provideucos. If w^; but pui our 
entire trust iu him, ami hil>or in what 
his word enjoin.*, we will fiml he pr.ivld^ 
more than we expeeteil or ever liMrd of. 
At all times and under any circuiu>tiuic- 
es, he will provide for hU own who pie.u-e 
him. In daily life we should gr-it-dii^ly 
acknowledge what he gives an I do s tirr 
and also what he does not give. If 
we are truly his children, he will certain- 
ly withhold many things, knowing foil 
well we would nut be benefitted ther..by. 
He ofteu tries our faith and love, and it 
is truly an expression of his giHHliiL-s.i 
(Gen. '21st chapter). He cxiss not L. 
care for you, O, tried bolijver. He nev- 
er rests from bis labors of mercy and 
love, luid jiooduess. His Providence is 
always exere'sed in your bahalf. We 
rend some where: "The sle|is of a good 
man are onlerc<l by the Lord." That 
we nmy hiive such a Guide and Dir.vtur, 
we should be willing to give him our ai- 
tei tioa and I'evotiou, \m us impure, 
\re my steps nnloi-ed by the Lml whe'i 
I do what is cmtniry to the doctrin ■ «ud 
harmony ot the e'lunh. or when I do 
what is detrimental to n life of "Trn.' 
vital piety or uou-t-oiiformity lo lh>j 
world." O. holievers, come let us gath- 
er aixHind the ci-oss and rcidve ui».tn 
gretvter vigilance and fiuthluluisss, — 
Mauv are the infiuenc<'s around u<< tt 
draw us away, and perplex our h^-'ivi**. 
lA't uot your trenbles harm you. Lnv 
God who provide for you, d*\ »(«• righi, 
aud the gates of hell slu;U not prevail 
against you. Stand iKo tiial of yom- 
fttitb, and VQW "Jioll 1k> a i\iutpi.-t\ir lu 
him whom yon love as the faiiv-t anuni,^ 
ten thousand. Don't Iw w«»ry, d-.n'L 
look liack, d.iu'l Ik- afraid, ll wv au'* 
the Loixl's, the siiuic Ltml will piv.vidtt 
alt things 

H'oyHfj'ti'n', /'u. 



Ti 1 1: 



HKI-:iMIirKX AT WOHK. 



FJS.MILY CIRCJ-.15 



TAKE ALL. 



inivRiioUfonu'l to i( l> 
nt->\. I^.r.1. loll 



rinivRiii; 



Tiiko my hftml* nn<1 M ilicni miotc 
M the impiihc of my 1"tc- 

Tnke injf feci mil Id itiom '* 
Sivift nn.l l«i«ilif.il f"r tlice. 



Take ni>- voico i 
Alw.ijr.. only fo 

T.iko my mamcnl.' 



nl let me sing 
my King. 

I anil my dajrs, 

1 anil make il Itiioe; 
longer mine. 



Tnke my wi 
Ii .hall lio I 

Ttikp my Iiearl. il i' tlihie am 
It ■hall Ik- iliy royal llirono. 



Tukc my ten 
At tliy ffci i 



; Niy l>ir.l, I pDiJr 
I trcn.-<urt-itore. 



Tnkp myieU ami I will be. 
Kier. only, all for 



-Q/IIO' 



TWO SCENES. 



V GENTLEMAN took IiU sou to « 
ilriiiikcti row in n Iavitu, wlierc tin* 
iiiDi il -^ wfii' figliliiig ami awcnriiig, ontl, 
aaUl lie. "Do you know wliul lia^ caiiswl' 
all this?" "No, nir." 

Hi3 fiither, puinliiij: to the iltJcuutcM 
sjmrkliiig with nun, stiid, "Thol's the 
cause ; will yoii take a drink ? " 

The Iioy started back ivith horror oiid 
cxclniiiied, "No." 

Tlipii liP took his child to the cage of 
a Jimii with dfliriiini Iremcns. The hoy 
giuivl iiiM)ii him nffcightwl iw the ilriink- 
nnl ravwl and tor.?, mid thinking the de- 
mons wen- aHer him. cHwl, " Leave iiu- 
flloHc! leave nienloiie! i see 'em, they 're 
coming afler nic! "Do you know the 
rnn!>e of this, my l)oy?" "No, sir." 

'■This is caused liy drink; will yon 
have sonic 'I " And lie shraiik hack with 
a shndiler as he nfusetl the cup. Next 
they called at the niiseralile liuvel of it 
ilruiikartl, where wft'* squalid jmvorty, 
and the dninken father beating his wife, 
nud witli iiiUh". knoekiiif; dowu his chil- 
dren, 

" What has cauxed tliiaf " said tlie fa- 
ther. When told it was rum, he declar- 
ed he wouhl never touch a drop in hi." 
life. But fiiipjio~ie that lad had heeii in- 
vited to a wedding -feiiBt, where with 
fniit an<l cuke the wine-cup is jiiwsod 
amid scenes of cheerfulness and gayely, 
where all the friends are rcapeclahle, l)e- 
lovcd, and kinil lo each other, and he 
^IliluIlI be a»kc<! to drink, would he re- 
JiiH,'? Or, 8U|ipn*e him walking out 
with his fallier on New Year's day to 
call Upon his youn^ lady frieiiih* to cn- 
yty the festivity of the uslifiing in of the 
new year. Witli uIIkt things, wine is 
Ininded lo liiiii by a Miiiliiig girl. Hia 
iioble-iieartcfl father, whom he lovta, 
presses the cup to his li]ts, mid conipli- 
nienl.'i tlie young ladies iiimn the excel- 
lence of its ipialily ; what wonder if the 
son follow hbi example. 



DIVINE CHASTISEMENT. 
BREVITY OF LIFE. 



AND 



ii lir^'*' knoweth the power of thine 
\ f ungcr?evcnac(ordii 



the ap'wtlo ^aye it is "through much 
tribuhitioii " wu must eiitcr the kingdom. 
Well, then, if it be God's will "ihnt I 
must sulTer for Jc-mh sake, then, for Je- 
sus sake let it be*>. By G.hI'h helping 
hiufl 1 have been idik- to bnir u|., but 
not (if any hoa.*tiii;,' of my own. I can 
jtay with .lob, "All the days of my ap- 
pointed time will I wiiil till my change 
conic." For the lyjrd will not oast off" 
f)rovcr; but though he cause grief, yet 
will he have compn«Mion according to the 
in,iUitude of his niereies, for he doth not 
afflict willingly, uor grieve the children 
of niou: wherofortf doth ft living man 
complain for the punishment of his sins, . 
lA't us search and try our waya and turn i 
ii-aiutothc Lord. Oh Met us lilt up 
our licartj^ with our hands to God in ' 
[liL' Iieavcud, oh ! ilear brclhreii and sis- [ 
■t, and defti- friends, if this is the place i 
IwwuMC puriticil, lot us bear it . 
palieully, for Jesiia' (sake; ye^, (or him | 
' wlio liiu done so much, suffered so mucli I 
for us to redeem us from pain, woe, and i 
miderv. Let m raise our feeble hands | 
nhich linng down, ftiid the feeble knees. 
Oil, dear brethren and sislci^, let us he 
more carneslly engaged iu prayer lor 
each other and the church, and sec if 
wo can't bring more of a nninn about, 
and more life. Oh! when I look at 
thingM in the church, and liow far we 
have deviated from the old paths, I 
could almost say with the prophet Jere- 
miah, in his lamentations, when their eu- 
cinie!< opened their mouths against them. 
Fear and a snare lia« coma ujion us, 
desolation and destruction." But now 
coincth the iinpre-^ive words, "Mine eye 
runneth tlown with rivers of walor ibr 
lliedeslrucliou of the daughter of my 
people. Mine eye Irickleth down and ( 
eeiweth not, wilhout any inleriniisioa." 
Oh brethren, and sisters, that this wore 
the case with every one of us ; that' 
wc might again say with the proplict, 
" Mine eye affected mine heart." Oh 
that Iwlh were more affected, both eye 
aii<l heart, for Uhrisi's sake and the good 
of the church, and our souls at la^t; this 
I call to mind, therefore have I hope. — 
It is the Lord's mercy that we arc not 
coii»umeil, becan.'ie his companions fail 
iioL Brethren and MSters let iis be 
more on our wateli-towere and tnke more 
heed to our ways, lliut wc sin not witli 
our tongiu?!, and to keep ono mouths, as 
it Were, with a bridle, while the wicked 
is before us, oh brethren anil sisteri, how 
is tliis with usV Do we we do this? or 
is it only wheu our brethren and 'i-tters 
are about us, whom, wc fear, will reprove 
us for It? Oh, pity Lord, yes, Lonl, 
have mercy upon mo, have meivy upo» 
such who have no more than a man-iear- 
ing spirit williiu them. Lord, do lliou 
enliglitim 111] the dnrk and gloomy 
hearts aud niiuds, let t|)c «iin ofrjght- 
eousncKs arise in their heurl^, with heaU 
ilig in his wings, and enlighten their uu- 
dorstauding more, so they may prove 
theniselve* more of a liglil lo the world 
and sinuei^ nmund them, in place of 
talking uoneonse, laughing nnd jesting, 
&c. Oh, come brethren, t'onie .sisters, let 
U', with the I'wtlniist say ; "Lord make 
mc to know mine end and (he measure 
of my day«, whiit it is ; that I may know 
bow frail I am. Behold though litifit 
made my days as an band-breadth ; aud 
mine age ia ns uotliing before thee" 
(SDth P:^alm, 4 : 5). Burcly every man 
walkelh in a vain hIk-w. Anil now Lord, 
what wait I for? my bojie in iu thee.— 
I hope thou wilt hear 
me, oh I>ord, my God. 

Oh brethren nnd sisters there arc so 

many delusive spirits gone forth to lead 

minds away from the path of duty 



' meant if be had not exphiinvd it «» 
; beaulifullv himself what the word world 
! meant. But he that docth the will of 
Ihe Lml shall live foi-cver. Just look 
I at the glorious promises ujion doing the 
I will of God, " Live fon-vcr." What ou 
thcotherhnndy "Will die forever." O, 
! awful the consequences of them thrtt die 
in their sins; "thou must forever die 
, Now he speaks to them as, talkinj 
little cbihtren in youth, whilst of course 
lie wa-i talking to sueh aa had the capac- 
ity of min.I Ut uyderstand, having knowl- 
eilge of the truth lo <Ii3eern good and 
evU. But what I was at, is this, be says, 
" Little children it is the last time : and 
as ye have hcanl that an ti Christ shall 
eorac, even now are there many anti- 
christs ia the world: whereby wc may 
know that it is the last time." Now let 
us consider when tlii« language was spo- 
ken. Wasn't it about 1800 yeiii-8 ago? 
And if it was the last time then, liow 
ninch nearer is it now, innl how much 
I loss heed 13 taken to it? What is the 
j eau-se of il? Why, we are in the mid- 
night houre; therefore we all gotoslum- 
bering and sleeping. Well, I am so 
tired, so sleepy. We see the fruili of it 
.*)metimes iu our meeting-, naturally, 
and if their natural eyes are opeu, their 
uudei-stniiding is asleep. If you talk to 
a nmn in hi-s sleep he will answer you in- 
directly; you know where men talk in 
their sleep they say anything: but their 
words lire not governed cither by faith 
or reason ; they have got ou the enchant- 
ed ground, one of the last i-efuges that 
tlie enemy to pilgrims have. Therefore it 
is, as you see, placed almost at the 
of the way, and so it stiiudcth against 
U3 with more advantage. For when, 
thinks the enemy, will these fools 
be so dc-irous to sit down, as when they 
are weary? and wheu so weary as when 
almost at their journey's end ? Tliere- 
fore it is, I say, that that enchiinted 
gr.Aind is placed so near to th 



HunsoN, IL1.S 



IKLOVED brethren: - 



Brethren 



H^rfVorris'll"' !"»' ''"" '"' 



paper 



ling to thy fear, 
60 is tliy M-ratli. So teach us to number 
our days, that we may ajiply our hearts | ^''^^ ^^^'^ 

uolow'isdoiu"lWtb I'^ilml], 12). In ' 

ihi- 10th vcrw; : "The days of our yi.'ans 
mr.j thre.«core and leu." Now, as I um 
<m the verge of ihc eaiiie, experience 

LeiurheiE^ me to know wtiat il is to live' therefore let us be more earnestly ou- 
through life so far, although, God's giigrd in prayer to God for each olher, 
care over me has kept me from deatli, j tilut we mny be kept together in a bun- 
through dangers both seen and uuseeu ; die of love, in the strongest tics of gos- 
aiid his afflicting bund upon me, as I ' pd love and ud'ectiou. "Love not iho 
thought very heavy euinetinies, and truly , world, neither the tilings that are in the 
IU I thought death staring me in the ' world. If any niuu love the world, tlie 
face at differeut tiiiK-s, and death would love of tlie Father is not iu him. Fur 
liave b^n more welcome and sweet than all that h iu the world, the lust of the 
life But with all perfectly resigned to world, the lust of llic tlesb, and the lust 
th'.- will of the L<jrd, to deal with mc an ,' of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not 
b'- saw fit; so it plea«ed him still to I of the Father, bulls of the world, And 
spare me for some purpose, nlthougli the world passetb away, and the luat 
not without uflticlion and pain through ' thereof: but he that doeth the will of 
my boily in and out. Well, I sup puse ' the Lord abidetli forever." How beau- 
] iim not jmre enough yet. Tlie jiroph- tifully llie Scripture defines itself, if on- 
ct Jeremiah wiy* we mu>t be "irieil and i ly more hewl were given lo il. How 
jtvriSivil in llic furnncc of niflictioji/'unil could we know what John in his epistle 



land 
Beiihili .111(1 so near the end of llie race. 
Therefore, let pilgrims look lo ihemsi^'tves, 
leat it bapjwu to them as it has done to 
these, that as you see are fallen nsteep, 
mid none can wake iheni. Well mighl 
8<doinoa say in his Proverbs; "Oueleuk 
will siuka^bip;" and ouesin will destroy 
n sinner. He that forgets his friend is 
ungrateful to him; but he that forgets 
his Savior, is unmerciful to Iiimself. He 
that lives iu sin, and hioks for liappiuf^ 
liercaller, is like biiu ihat sowelh coekels 
nnd thinks to till his baru with wheat or 
barley. If a man would live well let 
liim fetch his lust day to remenilirance, 
and make it hts company keeper. Whis- 
pering and ihoughls, prove that sin is in 
the world. If tlio world, which Ood 
sets light by, is counted a thing of that 
worth M'ilh men ; what is heaven, which 
God I'ommendetli ? If the life that is 
jittetiiUtl HJlli so many troubles, ii so 
loth to be let go by us, what Is the llth 
above? Kverybody will cry up the 
goodness of nieu; but who is there that 
is, OS he sliould be, affected by the good- 
ness of God? "Good iindci^tnuding 
giveth favor; but the way of transgres- 
sors is hard. Kvcry pnideut mau deal, 
cth with knowledge: but a fool hiyeth 
open his folly" (Prov. 13: 15, 16).— 
"The way of the slothful man is an 
hedge of tliorns; but the righteous is 
made plain " 1 Piov. 15: 19). 



CORRESPONDENCE. 

Lacos, Ilia, Nov. 27th, 1876. 
I\EAU BKBxnREN:— We were con- 
J / veyed to this place by Bro. S. Dar- 
by, and met here by brother J. M. Fike. 
So fur on our )UL?*iou wc have met with 
much cncourngemeut. We have not hnd 
the pleasure of seeing nuy acccssious to 
the church, but the doctrine us advanced 
by [he Brethren is generally well receiv- 
ed, ami nianv m-e locking hopefuHv fur- 
ward to the organization of a cburoh 
here. We tliink the labors of the Breth- 
ren are ti-Uing well ou this mission, and 
we think ere long, by the blesiiug of the 
Lord, the whole church may be made to 
rejoice because of the abundant ingath- 
ering of precious souls. 

G. K. S'lnDKBAKHR, 

J. J. Emmert. 



Brethren who do 
blow Ihe Iruin]>et, 



good, need not 



I ever saw, and shouM be mam- 
festoliu every brother and sister, lo 
I,, „, work for the great cause of spieatl- 
i„P [he glad tidings of good news at home 
ami abroad. I fear we do not work .|s 
weouglit; we become loo sleepy ni this 
.ivat work, and this mnkcs our neigh- 
bor, careles, ns well tis all those around 

I believe if we had more good read- 
ing for the ouUide world, we could ac- 
complish more than we often do any oth- 
er way. I have distributed papei-s and 
tiaeu'from my place to the district meet- 
ing and I saw some very much mterest- 
cl by reading them, and the first oppor- 
lunity 1 get, I will send Hve dollars for 
the Tract Association. I would like to 
sjiread them wherever I go- 

Oiir Love-feast came off the Gili, 7lh, 
aud Sth of Oct. We hnd a giwd meet- 
ing; three were received by biiiitisni, 
one ou the day of the Love-feast, a Cath- 
olic, and the olher two, one week liefore- 
Held an election for a. minister ; the lot 
fell ou John L. Suavely, aud also ad- 
vanced another [meaning himsolf.— Ed.] 
who I think had not approved his first 
calling, hcuee not worthy of the second 
ciilliug. Uncle Jons. 



IN MEMORIAM. 

DIED in South Bend District, St. Jo- 
seph Co., lud., Oct. 30th, Bro. 
Christian Wcnger, aged sixty-one years, 
ten mouths and twenty days. Iu the 
death of our beloved brother, the church 
has lost one of its most faithful oiid in- 
dustrious elders, who's councils were re- 
gftixled as safe ; but if he erred it was 
geuerally on the side of mercy. His 
kiud heart al.vays syhipalhiKiug with 
the sorrowing. He was always jji-ompt 
when called to the bcd-sidc of the sick 
or the dying, with a mcssiige of the love 
of God, i-evealcd thi'ough Jesu?, to all 
them who willingly obey the gospel. He 
was called far and near to preach ou 
fuiier-il occasions, and his presence seem- 
ed to inspire llie berctived aud sontiw- 
in.j, with comfort, that through Jesus a 
reunion could be attained iu that house 
not made with hands eternal iu the heav- 
ens, Bro. "Wcnger suffered nnieh the 
last twenty-five days before liis death, — 
But witli Christlandiko resignation to 
the will of God he patiently eudurcd it 
williout a murmur, retaining the eijuilib- 
I'ium of his mind so to the last. He was 
anointed, and bid farewell to his side 
eompaniou, and children, and brothei^, 
aud ulsters, and frieuils. He offbred up 
a prayer to God for himself and tlieui, 
in his uatlve tongue, the German, aud 
llieu closed lij* eyes in dejitb. His wid- 
ow, and his children, and brotheri and 
ststA.<rs, and frlemls who mourn tlieirloss, 
have tlie consolation to know that he lias 
flafcly |ias.4ed ovtr the, valley into llie 
heavenly mansion, where the wenry are 
nt rest and tlie wicked cease from troub- 
ling; where they may meet liim on tho 
shores of immorlality aud cicrnal life. — 
0, may the sauciitying influences of this 
blessed hope as an anchor to the soul, 
comfort them amidst the storms of this 
life, and by the grace of God may they 
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1\ ROTHKIl, is lliy hiirJcn licavy, 
\ Uui'H il Bvcm (00 great n \om\ ? 
Arc yitii griitviiig liulf ilbi'uul'iigcil 

Al llic loiigliiii'jis of lilt' ruiiil? 
Ixiolc iilienil, r»r rca( 'm coming 

To llii- weary, hy niiil liy. 
Anil tlic Hliii' nr liu|3c in aliiiiing 
Wlicro the aliitttows xconi to lie. 

SiHlcr, nro you, luo, in sorrow, 

Can yuii sing no glmbomo song ? 
Uui-d lliy spirit, criialiud niiil broken. 

t'cot llic sling of criiol wrong? 
Oil, reiiicinbor, Climl llie Sitvior 

Iture Ilia Inunts wiilioul conipliiint. 
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Slijill he Ihiue forever more; 

Kvcry clmid llinl lowers diirkly, 
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Airl Hie crosses, now an lieiivy. 

We'll exilinngc for cmtvi>» of light. 
— SVl^cletl. 



V..tT\,<' lli>'lliniiiiit W»rk 

FAITH, 
AOTlvri'Y, PKUl'EltTlES OP SAVING 
FAITH. 

NUMItKIt 111. 
|A\'IN(i l.m-Hy iiolifiil tlit- mitiii-e 
I "f Itiilli ill gonerul, we llu'i-efuro pi'u- 
jiusf til Hiilioe now llie propertica nf timt 
fuilli wliiili iniiy be regnnli-d its saving 
111 it^ tmtiiiv, for it slioiild Iip reineniber- 
-■(1 timl we niiiy liwvo iuilli. iinil ypl imt 
liavv siiviii>5 liiitli. Tlieiv is, ilicrfiopc, 
Hiint priipricly in 11 imipfrnppUcntioiiof 
tlicst; woiil-i : " Kxiuiiiiie yoiirsflves, 
wlietlier ye l)(* in llic fnitli ; pmve your 
own selves. Know ye not yonr own 
i^L'lve:i, how Lliiil Jesim Christ \» iu yon 
<xr).ptve liL' ivprubntfs." That which 
i- rallcii (liidi in iiol necessarily mving 
tiiilli. 'rill- iipiislti! Nniii on miencniMion ; 
"The .hviU b.-|;eve.l, aixl Irciubleil." 
Kallli in ■(.•• iii'live itiiil rviih'iilial fiiisi- 
iil'iiie i-iui boJHaving fiulh ; ninl even ihiii 
il inity not he saving tiiith, beoiiiise its 
wi.rks inny not bi: in liarniony willi the 
K"spel system i<l' ni'viition. It is sniil in 
"mnca 2 : 18 : " Yt-a, a iimn iiiny siiiy, 
'iioii luiKt fnilli.and I Imvc wm-ks; sliow 
1110 lliy liiilh wilhuiil thy wnrkx aii'l I 
will Bhdw tliee lliy lailh by niy uoik.s." 
Here, fail h wlttwul works i« refemd to 
well ns liiitli by works' luiil in view of 
lliis wo niiglil gupiwsp that " lailh with- 
lut worka " ia simply iinsaving liiith, 
ivhile "faith by works" must nniveiml- 
ly imply Miiving fuilh. 

This, liowover, is not llio case. Tlie 
Biivior said, " He that lielicvelh on iiu-," 
a« till' Scripture lialii faiil, "out of bin 
lifUy shall flow liveiM of living water" 
Jiio. 7 ; flK '• Hr llidl bilirvrlli ou wir," 
IvhiWi inipties iiiHhaken li'ii.-l in Chrisl. 



not only trnst, Imt obedience. We nrc 
to believe on Christ as the Scriplnre liath 
Biuii. We jiropoae, ihcrL-fnrc, to consider 
briefly the propcrlics of that fiiith which 
wc nifty regard as xiiving in its nature : 
or, ill other words, tsseiitial tu Mulvation. 

Though much is Miid in tlicSciipttiics 
in regard tu faiih, [jk-ic \a only one pass- 
age in which it i» tielincd. This is in 
Hebrews 11 : 1. "Now liiitli is the .snb- 
ata^icc of things liuped for; the eviileiiec 
of things not seen." As llus is the only 
definition wc have of the word in the 
.Scriptures, it may perhaps be iniportnnt 
U) enlarge a litlc on the word in iU rela- 
tion to evidence, iis it immediately fol- 
l')WB in tlie text. 

The word iipoglam, whieli is rendcri-d 
mibdOHcc, means literally s oniethiiig plac- 
ed under, a fonmlation, a basis. In its 
fignralite sense, however, it means more 
particularly a caiijiilatl 11 nticipation, an 
assured expectation. The apostle's defi- 
nition, therefore, might be stated as fol- 
lows : " Faith is an asmreil exfieciation 
of things Imped for; the eviilencc of 
things not seen." 

J. T. MliYKRS. 



THE LORD'S SUPPER. 



WHY is il that the Scripture, or writ- 
ings of the New Testament speak 
of the Lord's mpper, and not of the 
Lord's sHjijtern^ Neither do ihi-y gj)eak 
of tile Lord's breakfasts, or the Lord's 
dinners, neither of his eating broken 
parts of meals, designated by the hours 
when they were calen — such a-s a ten 
or three-o'clock piece. Surely ihe I^ord 
having lived up to Ihe age of about 
thirly-tlirec ycai-s, ale more suppers than 
One, anil yet wc only read of the Lurd\ 
supper (.nieiining but one supper), and no 
doubt he ate a nuinber of breakfasts and 
dinners, and may have also partaken of 
many bmkeii p:irt-i of meals and yet tbe 
Scriptures nowhere speaks of them as 
ibey do of ihis one su|iper, .^hieh is call- 
ed the I.oyd'n mpptr. 

The only rational or reasonable con- 
clusion is — that he ale one f^uppci I'ra 
special purpose, dillJ-riiig in that res|icet 
from all the rot of hi.s snppeiv, and be- 
cause iif ihi^ ililler.ncc the ajioFtle Paul 
could with pr.i]iriety say to the (Corinthi- 
an*, who f;iilcil to observe the spirit and 
order of that -ipccial supper ; " Whiii ye 
come together, therefore into one place 
thi-- i^ not to eat the Loid's Mipper, for 
in eating every one lakelh before other 
his own sH|tper: nod one is biingry and 
another is drunken. Wlial ? have ye 
not houses to cat and t»driiik iu ? nr de- 
spise ye the church of God and shame 
them that have not '! " (houses some say 1, 
While Luther's translation says "die da 
nieht habeu," which when t-anslaled in- 
to ICnglish would read: "Shame them 
that have nid ;iny ihina," to- have iiolb- 
iiii,'. And Ibi- i.i-ilaiiily is the nieiuiing 
..I" the apoi^lle : thai there were some there 
that hml not aiiylhing lo cat and [n drink 
is eviilent from hi.-. s[iialiingi)f llieii- eat- 
ing,— some heing hungry while olhers 
weredrnnken; ami surely they did not 
eat and drink houses: neither did cither 
parly from all tbal I'aol wriilc, claim the 
house or place of calio^' ihis supper to 
Ihe exclusion ..f their biilhreii to eat 
there. But il would seem that ihc vict- 
uals brought fhere were held under tbe 
eonlrol of tho^^e who liri>u;:hl tbiiii, and 
Iheir claim to lliem was iiol iclin.|iii.-.hed 
and made the jinipcrly of the ehuivh so 
as to beeome (he [iropcrty of tbe jinor 
membei-s, who brought nothing theiv, as 
much as the properly of those who 
brought them forsuppcr. So that hy Ihe 
Innguage of ibe apostle when ho .said: 
'•Whal have v.- not hmiscs 1- eal and to 



drink in V he means lo say to them. ' 
Ihat they had houses toeatand drink in. , 
There they could gratify themselves 
by eating their oh n suppci's, as nmeli as ' 
losay: if you want to cat ynur fti('nsui>- 
pers cat iheni at home in your own 
houses; do not come together into one 
place (or iiilo the church) to eat yonr 
OH'H suppers, but come t<(gethep here In 
cat the Lord's supjier tarrying one for 
another, and not one cat bef'oi-e the other 
his own Slipper and one he hungry ami 
nnolhcr diuMl.en: but as llie family uf 
God all believers, rich and poor, male and 
female, in eating a feast of eliarity. a 
supper tiigethcr in anticipation of that 
supper when Jesus has ^aid be would 
gird himself and make them sit clown to 
meat; and will come f,.r:h aud serve 
them. There, ilierc will be no rich and 
poor, but all be rich liaviiig all things 
in common, and all disiimlioiis as to 
wealth and ofllce will he so far done away 
with, and each will love the other in 
deed and in truth— not in word and in 
tiiiignc only, yea as they tacb love thein- 
selvts, (0 tlun if our il.urcb-felluwship 
here ill this world is to resemble in some 
sense the afreelion, honors and relatlon- 
shiiw of heaven, llie ihnrcli most have 
in her Christian sociivl exercises no selfisli- 
nes" or anything to cultivate tbe feelings 
of pretty me or big 1 auil liltle ijoii, or 
any aristocratic inovcmcnls or habits in 
drcas, social feasts or,otherwisc, hut each 
csUx-m other better tlinn thcmsetves. If 
these feelings and pnncipk-s do not stand 
forib iiroudncnt, Paul would say the 
chureli would be despised by all '^piritu- 
ally minded men a|id women, aud by 
even the sincere nulnilisl: for good or 
bad men do not act uncourteous towanl 
their special friends in nnyildng, hence 
not in ea:iiig .social meals. For neither 
Daniel the |>ropliel imr Iliiod the king 
rlid not make a ■^upptr. invite their 
friends to it and then ^it ilown before 
them and eat their own supper, aud thus 
show such disi-espeet and have their 
friends turn away despising tliein. O! 
no, for the natunil man (saying nothing 
alioiit (he Cliristiaii man or woman) 
knows such treatment would not culti- 
vate intiiinicy and endeannent. How 
much more did .Icsus know it, and how 
well aUo do his pc-iple know it, hence the 
church or mcnibcitldp tarri<s at the 
Loid's supper ami in Cbri.-tiau order eats 
together: and next in order (of time) is 
the Ciiiniuunion widcli is nowhere call- 
ed in llie Chritiian .'^ciipturi> Ihe JMid'" 
supper. 

Waryeiubtirff, Mo. 



it, lo feel that it is coming and this wc 
can i.ol do if we allow .Saturday evening 
lo find w still cncnnipa>«ed with the 
carea and business of the week if our 
lime is yet nccnjiied wiih the regular rou- 
tine of diitv. 

We can usually arrange matters iu 
thai the regular work of the week may 
he finished early in the day and we can 
then have time lo prepare for the coming 
of the S:ibbalh, liiiic to see that evcry- 
hiugis put in order so that our trnn- 
cpiiliity of mind need not he disturbed on 
the morrow, by seeing here and there 
some neglected duly which must be done, 
perhaps too before ehiireli time. And I 
regret to say that often oh ! how very 
ot\en there may be much disorder in fam- 
ilies who are preparing fur church . Such 
a hurrying that they may not be too late ! 
One tnusl attend to some neglected duty 
here, another there, all i'l confusion. 
How very iinideasant is this disorder to 
the rcHccting Christian mind— to have 
its serenity thus needlt^ly dUturbed 
when it should have been in a contem- 
plative mood, when it would like to have 
been meditating or convei'sing upon tlic 
goodness of our blc-rscd ?avior and the 
glorious promises which he has given t.i 
all who are willing to take up the cross 
and follow him ; to walk in his foot-.Ucps, 
following him through evil as well as 
good rei»ort; while he assures us that he 
will lead us safely In that heavenly man- 
sion which onr kind Father has prepared 
for all those who will own his dear .Son 
for their leader. 

l^MMA L. L.VXDIS. 
Ephrnia, Pa. 



, hnnkiupley and pn mature death. 
The (net uf wii/ foreknowing ii doc* ii„i 
interiere with his freedom of action, nor 
make 1110 the author of his ruin. 

— Isane Krrftl. 



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FOREKNOWLEDGE. 



" V-^'^^^'N 'inio God ar 
[\_ works from the beginni 



all \ih 
dug of the 



THE SABBATH. 

HOLY Sid.lmlb day .d" peaerful rest! 
•loyfully we tiilil ihy coming. We 
have learned to love the Sjibbath liret, 
because it is God's holy day which he 
blessL-d and !>aiiclificd and from which be 
rested from all Ins laboi's. \Ve love to 
fi il that w c loo may rest from our labors 
j and Ihat it i-f the wish of our heavenly 
I Father that we should do sn; and thus 
our thoughts may be called for a lime 
from iho iraibienl kccir's of carlh and 
jilaceil more on things above, wheiv we 
may hold sweet eomniunion with our 
Id ssed Savior and our God. We have 
I another reiLMiu for hiving the Sabbath 
whii'h the Jews who slill hiok on the 
eiiiiiing of the Missiah cannot have. It 
was on the Fir.-t day of the week on 
which our Savior anise fiimi the d<ad. 
Then oh ! how deojdy. how jnylully and 
yet how solemnly should we love the Sab- 
bath. Yes we love il ami this is light. 
All Christians should l-ve to know (hat 
il is coining — lo feet Ihat it is mar. Then 
how neci'ssnry ihat wc should be ready 
tu iweife it. That we i-hould await il 
anil not have il ushcml upon us when we 
an- nut prepared fori!. 1 love lo expect 



there is none like me, declaring the end 
from the beginning, and from ancient 
times the things tliat arc not yet done, 
saying. My counsel shall stand, and I 
will do all my pleasure" (Isa. 46: 9,10). 
('onceruing those who put Jesus lo death, 
it is said ibatthey did " whatsoever God's 
hand and counsel had determiued before 
to be done" (4; 28); aud that be was 
delivered into tlwir hands " hy ihedetor- 
iniuatc counsel aud I'orckuowledgc of 
G.'d " ( Alts '2 : 2:1). " Hell isnaked be- 
fore him, and deslriictioii hath no lover- 
ing" (Job 2C; ti). "Hell and destruc- 
tion arc before the Lord ; how much 
more, iben, the hearts of the children of 
men" (Prov. 15:11). "Olhedqrthof 
ihc riclu's both of the wisdom and knowl- 
edge of God ! how unsearchable are bis 
judgniculs, and his ways past finding uut ! 
For who hath known the mind of the 
Lui'd ? or who lialh been his coumcllor? 
Or who hath first given to him and it 
slmll be reeoinpensed unto him again? 
Fur iif him, and lliromjh him, ami to l.im 
are «// */</«<?<* " iKom. 11: Sll-Ufl). 

It seems to u& impossible lo allow that 
(iud leilainly f'oix'knew the acconiplish- 
nuntof the * v. ills foretold in ihe Old 
and New Teslmnent.s without fnrekuow- 
iiigall that bd lo lluse cveiilt— lunl ac- 
liiins as well as good ones ; an<l im|»ossible 
lliathe(ould ioreknow all that entered 
into the life and iteath of any wickeil 
man wilhoul f'»rckuowing also his dtsti 
nv. It was forckmiwn. for instance, ami 
fiiretuhl that Jisiis w.mld he lietmy.d h 
one of his ]nolej.-'cd fi icnd!<. And coi 
ceriiint,' the traitor .hsii^ siid, "lMH)d 
were it fin- that man if he had not been 
horn." If his Iraitoriills acts aud suicid- 
al end were foreknown, to was bis di-s- 
tiuy. 

The simple fact of foreknowledge does 
not ncces!-arily interfeiv with fiwdom of 
action and pei-sonal i(S|nmnibility, 1 
may clearly fori-sw that ibedrunkeniuw 
of a ecrlain man will eiiil in wivhOied- 



THE THREE BIRTHS. 

E are n<it born twice intunny king- 
:!om, whclher of nalnre, grace, or 
glory. Tbe similitude uswl by owr I.-)rd 
■s a beautiful one. There is one binh 
into the natural wurld, uf whiih fnlloi 
and mother are ihe cause and the mcaii>'. 
Tbti-e is one birth inio ihe kingdom of 
{ii«l in its prc¥«iit tiate. of which the 
Spirit and the water are the (anse and 
the means. There will he one birth into 
llie everhu-ting kingdinii. of which the 
Lonl and the giave will be ihe cnn.-e 
and the means. Nor is the la^t binb 
less analogous to the first than is the ,-« . - 
ond, for they ihnt arc in tbe grave i\\:\\\ 
hear his voice and come forth. Hi* 
power i)lacfs them in the giave, aud bi> 
power will bring ihem forth.— ^l/«-0H./.r 
(Mmpbell. 



THE HEBREWS. 

IT will be renicmberctl tliat Danii I 
Deronda's scheme, (in-t suggested by 
the dying Jew, Mordeeai, was the pur- 
chase uf Palestine and ibe rcs'nrati.ni 
the Jews to their old home. It is said 
here Ihat if war sbuuld bieak out it li- 
the intention of Russia to march direct- 
ly to Paloline with a iIouMe parpii-c; 
I'irst, to outflank the Turki>h donruil.n& 
in Asia; and, second, lo gain accc« lo 
the Mk'diteirancan and the barlxii¥ on 
the coast of Asia Minor. It is also as- 
■^erted that in cikc Uus.>ia t-hould get 
pors ssion of the Holy Land, it pnipu-es 
to erect a Jewi-b uuti.inaliiy upon the 
payment by the riili Jews uf the world 
of a suftieient sum to iudemnily Uo^ia 
for the cosl of tbe war, 'I'he Jews 
are the great hankers of the worM, and 
as it has long been the divani of the nm-t 
mpresfiblc and a-'piring among them to 
igain OLiupy Jmlea. — tjelcclrd. 



WATER- LOGGED. 

Mr, MiHtbniiM', the e\augeiist, oijce 
saw a water-lopgeil v&sil ivining up the 
Mersey to Liverpool. It wiis loaikil 
with lumber ami euuld not sink, but it 
was down to the mil in the water, and 
had tu be hauled up to the dock by a 
steam tug. Ju^t at ihe same time aii- 
■ithcr limber-laden vcs-el eaiiie up the 
river with all sail set, and Mr. Moorhouse 
saiil : 

" I thought 1I10.-C two vessels were 
like two kinds of people we have in the 
cluirch. There are the worldly proli-s- 
soi^i of religion, who are sti deep down 
in the afliiii^ of ibis life Ihat it takes 
all the power of ihe church to drag iheiu 
along. They are watei'-higgitl ; mil of 
Till sympathy with the work uf the 
ebu c'l: fuli uf complaints about ihe 
minister and members, and have to l«e 
taken care of very tenderly to s;ive them 
from going down altogether, (.iive me 
the i hrislian wlios*' heart is nlxive the 
world ami who, 1 y the pi.wer uf the 
heavens, sweejis Ihi-ongh tbe stormy 
waters of ibis life, light up to the i>-irt 
of heaven."— 7VMl.i/frri'<i». 

Wno should take ihe swonl and iiile 
in the kingdoms of the world T 1he 
Christian cannot take Ihe swonl and pun- 
isli tir kill his fellow man for the }.'»»|H'1 
forbids his using the swortl And the 
ungiwlly ar»' imt lit lo use ihe switnl. 
Then if (he (.'liri.<-lian daiv not iisf it. 
and the ungodly aiv nut 111 tbe swutd 
must iro In-gging and at bist U- ix>lui,\d 
to plowshait'S, — ttotiyiiirelrr. 



'I'lii': uKiri'i I i;i-: 



The Brethren at Work. 



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1»|H. 



I WarK. 



»in i>c 



mU. fur II H 



eii.linf 






!■ Itrvilii 

, .1,) ..l.lrtD ill llit lnil»l S 
mini. Tliu«« 
ml $10 SUV, will Mccivo n 
. ..|,v rw«i iif cliarRC. t'nr nil over llii» 
iiii' ngent will be nlltuvml 15 wnn for cncli nil- 
hiional nnmc, which nmoiini oiii Iw ilciliiticil 
(c.iin ihn iiiunnj-. bcroi* ncinlin? " lo"*- ' 

Mono' (JiJcra. Dmflit. nml llC|(i»li'roJ Ulltn 
mny lie sent ni our riak. The/ aliuulil Iw inmlo 
iwynblc Id J. II. Mnorc. 

Siilwcriplionn. coiniiiiinicntioii*. pIc. »'tiiiilil 
liiniljiraml: J. S. UOOBE, I 

UnorlCi Cairell Ce., ni- 
1AKA5E. ILL.. DSCSMBSB li. 1876. 



, will bo |.lc-ii«cl t.,,iiiiilmiilcr.lnii(lllicgn,pcl»ndareiicilli- 
„„1 viilli tlioi..- win, cnnlcnplalo , rt afmiil nor ii..l.iu.ic,l 1.. iircicl. .1. H'" 
„,„ki„K cnJowmct.. ,.,• .Ii.lm.i,,..., C.i llii. , .""= l.«» <"■« <■■""■ <!'"■ ■""' '" ""' " i 
A»x-ia.io„. W. lH.li..vc. i. ... Ik. „ «i.«l .1- «i„„il .Io,l,,n. aro .1 > 
work, oi.o turn. .my .■.coa,,.li.l. « gr.:.! licar .lit pln,„ »'™I' '■ «"''l ' '™' !,ll 
,l„l ;,r«o„l,a„.l.l.c,rfi,rc lake ,,l.»„.o .Nov ....;« l..nK-l.«.l I- "' 1^^ 

p,.|«l a...l buililiMg i,|. tlic kLigiWa. "f , t-'Pl '" '" "'"""' «'">I.l""! '1'" 



( ii;k'. 

THE GREAT ARGUMENT IN FAVOR 
OF MISSIONARY WORK. 



MISSIONARY WORK. 



w^. 



PLAGIARISM. 



K lire (■Iml W Knin iluil fcvtiiil 
lisirktf- wf iliiinlic* in "iir Imith- 
,.:l..,a.I i.n inkii.g <,»ilo IK-Iiv. suj... ; tl.cir i.ni.cii.lr 
l.^.kiii" to a .lion- exun^ivc sj.rciKiii.t'of I P""""'' ""'' ' 
,1,. j,^,s|.ul. nn.t nUi. lalmr t. Ih.II.I .ip | of ni.iw.=ilioii. 
flmrdiis ill locnlilii* wlicre llif lai'Ii miJ 
pmclicc of itic IJrclhivii arc iiol gciiciol- 
ly known. In -cvcrjil iii^uiiccp. two 



the 
ientslmiiliiityttioiiiilbe 
mu'i of Ininil)ip l)olclniv<=, men who will 
sliinci lip to ami defond ibi' guspel in all 
iU pait-s men wlioso tcnrliiiig« g've 0"t 
■111 iiiiccrlaiii sound, bnt liavc about llicm 
ll.o true ring of tlie ancient ^<m\kI. 
Tlicy want to lie men wlio aic- li 



men w)io will not coni- 
nor nor lli"t'l> i" ''"^ ^^'^^ 



puliiiing ilicin offa* Iii< j,,., jj, ,.«j„.i.i.iily m-cli'd. Tliis U a slcji 
in Ihc rifslit iliicclion, mid wc I'lirllicr lift- 
lii-vc, if i>nii'iTi.v nisiimytd, will ncfom- 
plixli a yrt-iil ik-al o' |;<"Mi, and doulilicss | j 



rnilK !i.l of a pi'i-M.ii loi'vutf; l'"* I |„,.i|,|.(|, liavi- licr-ii ii|>i>i>iiiii(l to Imve) 
I wiitinp^.T lilciarj' i)n.(l«i-ti'ins "f l„|„| p,viuli inllii' |>iirl> wluiv llicpr 

iiiitillier ami tli 

oBii w wlnil 13 iidlcd ]>liifftaritm, iind 

one wlio docM so is laliwi a /'la>/iiinf, 

vthuh won! Wflsur dffines lis follows: 

"A kiili.iipjHT. II liloi-iiry thief A lliit-f 

ju tilcRiliiif; one wlio purloin* aiiotlicr'ji 

wrilingj.. and olR-i> llu-ni i4. tlu-jnililiciu 

Ilia own." 
Since we Iiavr- comnieucvd iialdisliiiin 

our paper, wmu- iiilicioi liave bt'iu ttcnt 

us for implication lliat we kuow were iiol 

comiiosed liy llie parties whose ininiti* 

were signed to iheiii ; thy were copied 

from other priiit<-d mailer. One- who 
coj>iot tin- writings of another and then 
]iuts llu'in before the public hh hit< own, ' 
nn<I sigiis hift name to ibein, ciiics wnmg. | 
Wf don't wnnt nny one to try and palm | 
off niiylbing of that kind on our pajn-l 
for if there is anything in the world thai 
elii-s an etlilor up it U thai. We don't 
t-jr«' bow biidly nu arliele is written, or 
hc.H biiil the spelling K or how much 
IMiiicIiiatii'ii it nctds, we din sit down 
jiii'l correct all niislakcj-, and if iiCee&«ary 
r.wii'e the enllri? article, nml never once 
think iibouf getting oui of piiticiice; but 
when we take ii Jong nrliVIe out of llio 
niiinuscri[)t dniwer, puneluntc it, miikc 
all necessary correctioui^, hand it to the 
eonijHisitor (typc-selterj nml il k nil set I 
up ready to go into the piiiwr, iiud then 



'ihe work to be iwrformcd by themis- 
Honnry is an impoitiint one, and should 
therefore be perlormwl with the greatest 
care. Too much cure will not Hkely be 
taken, nnri therefore truly good men 
nhould be placed upon the mis-'ion, that 
ihev may in conncclion witli their 
prwiching set good cximiiiUs before the 
pie. \Vc are of ihe impression tlmt 

l,c. i„.,rnn.>.,..al in l.,i„«i..g .na.,y .« .I.c- ! if "H ll- .lisnic-t, ll,;,. .ni-a •""""■S ""' 

„.|„ I mi.-!-iooiiiics will use laution and semi 

but those who will stand u|i forllic 



n noble part rcprotluciiig in this couiilry 
the primitive onlcr of CInistiaiiily. 

Ill fact. tRiveting and prcaehiiig the 
gospel is n work of nposlolic origin, and 
is ihe very tnelhod adopted by them to 
dissemiimlc the phiiii teaching'* of Jceus. 
We Iciun lli.nt they went everywhere 



every couulryof the eivilizcil world, and 
in nearly all the eilics of any importaiKv. 
we hear of iheni building up churches 
iiml pulling iheiii in working order. 
History snj-s, that Paul during his time 
pnwiicd on the isKuid of (ircat Hiitaiii, 
and we know tliat ho had in conteinpla- 

! tioii a vL-it to Spain, and more than bkc- 
ly he wciil, and while on his journey 

lover the Aljis stopjied in the valley of 
Piedmont, and prciicbwl the gospel to the 

I Wiildenses. and thus secured their con- 
vei^lon. Uartbolomcw it i-isaid, preach- 

,1. ,l,a. 1. 1,a. i.«ll, j '•'1 '"' '"'I'"' """'»* '" ''-f P'; "I"! ""' 
. , „ , , , , , .rest of llic apostles sciitltrcd their labors 

coined irom sucii and such n liook, anil „.,',,_ , 



e don't just exactly think so, and then 
he gels down Ihe book and we both ex- 
iimine and find Iliiit the whole article 
lia- been copied woni fur word, then like 
Paul ut Atlicmt, our spirit becomes stir- 
red iu us. We write pluin on this sub- 
ject, and waul to be distinctly under- 
stood that we stand opposed to every- 
thing that ir- wkui^'. and have no coni- 
pronme to make wilh error. 



ENDOWMENTS. 



]) KO. iMooiie; — Wliiit dispo^iliou 
) would you muke of an endowment 
ill line liundreil ilollan> to your Tniet Iu- 
..11 iitioo!' D.C. 

Aiit. According to llie working biLiis , 
o„ which the Tmct A^socinlion i. being I l'«"i'''^^ "'"' '""" "P "'""= d-nrches, 



sufficiaitly, so that in a few yeui-s ihegos- 
pel WHS extensively known iu every part 
of the counlry, and by the close of the 
firat century about oue million persons 
had been converted, or cmhmccd the 
Christian i-cligion. In fad the apostolic 
churches were the greatest missionary 
]icopIe thai ever lived. In pi-oportion to 
their wealth ihcy 6])ent more time and 
mcflns in lhc?i)reHding of the gospel iban 
any class of people ^iiicc tlieir day. 
They hail neither the press nor the mail 
liicilitits that we posacs*, nor wiis travel- 
ing anything like as coiiveuicut as we 
now have it, in t-liiu't onr advnnliigcs for 
^prcalling the trnlli are far superior to 
what theirs were, yet they aeconiplislied 
vastlv more real work, converted more 



furmcd, any amount of $-').00 and 
is lo l>e ii.scd in jirinlint/ such pnmjddct^ 
ami traels as may be selected by the 
Ucadtng Conimiltcc, untilalier theileiith 
i.f the donor, then the money will pass 
into the Distributing i'uml to be iisnl in 
ihL- free distribulioii of bucli pamjihlets, 
Ac, OS may be directed by the Uoard of 
Alanageiv. 
Of course, it would be proper in a i 



cbnrcli. In this nobK' work w 

ofler our brethren all possible encoHiagi .,,... , ,. 

„...„I, and .Iu all in our power to imh.ee plain simple, li.istianuy .shas tor jcar. 

„„r people gcne.nllv lo take hold of the been nm.nlan.ed by the Brethren, am 
ork in full cnrm*i; and thus accomplish ! 8».-o that th.^c missionaries .lo 1 lie right 
kind of work, il will not be long till the 
entire lnolhcrho.Kl will b.Mii favor of the 
missionary work niso. If tliej see the 
good en'eets of the right kind of work 
(Iiey will not only sanction it. but bid ii 
G.iil speed and lend a helping litind in 
!.u|>portiHg ami mainlaining the work. 
Ministers sent ont on such missions, 
should be men of plainness iu appear- 
ance, and manifest to the worl.l in their 
dross that jdainness anil siinplieily that 
is so strongly urged in ihcScripluej*. Il 
cliurclics that are non-confonned to the 
worid are to be built uji, it tikes plain 
men to do it. Men who dress in cost'y 
army and (iiic iippurel caniKd build np 
plain churches, it take* plain men to il.> 
work of lliiit kind ;nn.l if our people want 
tlicec new congregations to be -startc.l 
right, and tlieu kept that way they must 
g. c that the missidlmries themselves arc 
just such men. We maintain that this 
is an oasential feature in the niissionnry 
work, and one on which mueli of tlie 
missionary success depends. If our plain 
ehurehes will put fashionable and finely 
di-fescd preachers into tlie fiel.l.autlioriKe 
tlicni to Imild up churches, and put them 
in working order then we may as well 
laf down our armor, close our lltbles 
and sav good bye to primitive Christiani- 
tv. The word of truth should be com- 
mitted unto faithful men, men who nic 
jilain and simjile in their ajtjicarance, 
men who will not only teach il, but en- 
join it upon tlieir converts, and we do 
believe that this is the only way that the 
church can successfully carry o» the 
niis-ionary work. 

There are two great evils attending 
tliisfiL^hiunableniissionary work, and both 
together if not carefully watched may 
fru.-trate tlie great work in whicli we are 
engaged : 

1. If fashionable churches are estub- 
lislic.1 they will contain too niucli wood, 
hay, or btubble — or nnjirofltablc con- 
verts — to be of either any use to God or 
much credit to man, and may in c.mi')^ 
of time eorrujit wlmt little jmrc Chris- 
tianity there is yet remaining: 
2. If fashionable proacliera areseiitout, 
and build up fiisliionablc churches liicii 
all those of our Bl-ellircii who stand up 
for our plainness, will take a direct stand 
against miseioiiary work, claiming it to 
be ail injury to the cause of }triniitive 
Christianity. Wc are glad lo learn that 
several districts have been keeping a 
close watch over this mailer, and are 
putting into the tield men that are fully 
in the order ; and we IL-el t*» eomiiiend 
them i'or this thoughtful move, for it is 
bciicvd to be the right step in the right 
lircetion. But perhaps thi* is sullicieii 



rilltK groat arcnment is f..unded on 
1 facts. It is not a long process of 
reasoning that pmvcs the mission of the 
ga«pel. but the facts and truths of the 

in Ihe heart of ihc true convert, fhis 
is testimony P«)ving the missionary 
work of the go.pel in spite of all opposi- 
tion. Missiooary work that do« not es- 
tablish the faith and pmclice of the g..s- 
pel in the heart of tlie conv.rt^ is .mly 
evidence of tiiilure. 

Thenwc shoul.l be careful to have 
this great argumeiil to prove our mission- 



ary 



But then the object of this article is not 

lo complain of missionary work, n.>r to 

]H))nt out faults, nor to tell how it may 

be accomplished, all these we may do at 

the proper time in the future, but for tlie 

present we want to make a few remarks 

about the men who are cIkwcu or sent 

nut as missioiiari.s, not about those in 

Dcumark, but more [larticulav those 

laboring in Ihe diflmnt parts of broth- 
ca.e of this kind U. respect the wishts of | *^'''"*^'' '" America. 

tlie donor, especially if the endowment j I" the fust place, a mi-^-^iunary should 
should be ft large oue. aad the donor's i '>"? a truly convened ni.an, a leal 
wifhcs would come within the limits of Christian himself, for how can lie who id 
the rules that are to govern the working { ""I f"H.v oouverted Inmself be a success- 
yf the Associolion. It however will ful 'nstrunicut in the couvcreion of otli- 
Jik.Iy work much !>■ Iter if all donations, ' t"'^? Hewaiil^to be a man of exein- 
wheilier large or small, be left to Uie ' pkiry piety, one whose conduct is a true 
riilea of llie A»i>eiation, and thus pa» ''»'^x '" '''c Christian religion. Not 
into eillier the Priutiug or Dijiiribuiiiig long since wo heard of a man who is ix;- 
fund, a.- may be determined by the ganied as an able |)rencher, and is gen- 
amwunt of the donation. I cnilly liked by the people, csjiccinlly 

A number of large donations w.mhl I wl'en in meeting, but is said lo be very 
douljllttB aec»mpli»h a ;:reat dwil of worldly and unholy in hia convcrealion, : *"■■ ^'''* ''""^ c" tl'l* subject ; we gtill 
good in <iur brolherh'^tod, and enable the ' g'ving away to a gre.it deal of unneces- 1 '"^^'.-' '" >*^t^ a lecture for traveling 
AswH-iation to put forth work.-, that if sary j<stiug and anaisement. Things of P'''-'"''kers, which we must present in the 
Wfll circulate*!, would have a telling e!- this kinil arc a serious dmw-Iiack lo the I l"'arc if the I>uid wills, 
lec't u[Mm the jieopie, being iiislmmentul peimaneiit success of a missionary, for' - - - 

in bringing many, truly converted into they not only *how a want of ]»iety on 
tlic church, extending the borders of his purl, but'iiiHtill the tame evil habiti 
Zii'n and securing the Aalva:ioii of thou^ into the miml, heart and conduct of l,i; 
audi ulio ktioiv not (iod and obey ! (inverts. 
Iiot tht g-mp.l of ouf I^.rd und Savior, Thiy want !■■ |„. m, im|„, ,-iiidv.kiiov 



aborisof (fod. When we see the 
brclbmi h.ave gone forth pieaeliing the 
gospel in \v. primitive purity, scnibng 
books, papers and pamphlets, presenting 
the trulh to sinners and sJmngcrs in 
such power that they have been convert- 
ed, turned over to (iod iH8<iiil, body and 
spirit, chiinged inside and outside, from 
the wavs and love of the world to a 
meek and quiet spirit, adornwl in plilin- 
iie^, huiiibly following all the Ica.hing 
of the gosiiel, wmking faithfully f.ir the 
cause o: trulh. eoiU.mling lor the lailh 
once ileliverwi to the saints, and liir the 
order itf the church :— when we ece-tuch 
converts as (niits of the mi^sionary la- 
bor of i.ur brelliiLn— some that I could 
mention in the Held of labor given to 
.Southern Ohio and Southern Indiana, 
they make our great argument in favor 
of such work a living evidence, wilh 
(iod and truth in it; that such niissimm- 
ly labor has i.nnicd the truth there, a 
soul SHve.1, htait turned over lo (iod, is 
the cause and order if the brelh- 
reii, and the true doctrine of the g<Mpel 
is established there. This, Cods own ni- 
guinent— he lus seal, d it with his own 
[)ower and noiio can gainsay it. 

Bring these facts bcfoie the brothcr- 
hooil, fads which our eyes and others 
have seen and our ears have heard ; let 
them know that such is to be the rc_ult 
of all our iniwionary laboi-, ami there 
are plenty of bi-ethrcii. when they see 
such fruits, who will bo ready with their 
means to sustain the cause while it is do- 
ing such work. They will help because 
the work when it is done pleases llicni. 
Such work is in their own hearts, and 
when they sec it done in a manner tlmt 
Gorl blesses it, they are ready wiih liber- 
al hands to keep it moving. 

Bnt brethren, we should be careful, we 
may injure the missionary cause and 
cveu give arguments for some to use 
against it. If we, in our missionary la- 
bor, make a compromise with the world, 
giving up a part of our order, a part of 
our plainness, eomprombing some of the 
teachings of the goJiK-l to make the way 
easy and popular, if we make the way a 
little broader to get more converts, then 
wc Would injure the missionary cause, 
creating fear and doubt in the minds of 
our brelhieii. nii.l they soon wiihhotd 
their support, aii.l even niJie than that, 
it gives the opposer rea.'wjn and ground 
to say there is danger iiiyour mUsionai-y 
work, it is too fast, it is going with the 
world. Lot us be careful and not in- 
jure the cause in that way. If we do, no 
reasoning can answer the objection or 
satisfy the objector. 

God 1ms laid the foundation, let any 
man be careful fiow he buildelh lliercoii, 
not too much w.mhI, hay, stubble put in 
I the lord's building, they wiil weaken 
( your labor, injure the nii!v.iomuy cause, 
I am] you lose your reward at hist. But 
jbuil.l with gold, silver and precious 
) stone and they will en.ture wlieu tried 
by tire. Ljibor to build the ehiircli wilii 
living stone convened, ami shaped, and 
mouUle<l by the divine wiil, living i„ 
obedience to ihc whole council of God 
Then yon have one great argument ; it 
; will slaml a living witness lo convince 
j all ere long that (iod is in the work.— 
, Though some may bo Thonnis like, slow 
Uj believe, but when theii'ovcs have seen 
' and tlieir eai^ have heard, and they have 



I out-gathering in their slieavcs, il^. 
, will not long be full if they arc slaj|(hi|l 
I idle, many will yield to the calls of „ii^ 
Savior when he invites them into |U 
vineyard, if they can r.alize that i.iir 
I great argument is the facts of Qom}e\ 
i calling them to labor for the Master', 
cause iu giving support to that mis^jo,,. 
ay work, whose fruits they have alieaiiv 
seen. 

' Seeing then the great nrguinent. nf 
s iiils convcrte.1 and saved, is the imu, „, 
which tliL>- cause of missionary \,^^^.]. 
I niust stand, and on which alone it ^■,^,^ 
( tiinmpb, Id us htbi>r knowing tlmt aiiv 
true and liutbfnl convert is another vii'- 
I torv, aiiotber witness lo sustain nur enusi. 
oii.nrlli ami compl. te our reward i{, 
[ licaven. 

I III this great cau.-'e of saving souls an,! 

I turning them to God all may do sunn.. 

I thing, and your labor is not |..st nor i!,ii 

i it lose its reward, ^wn tlu- widow'i hu\^. 

' is not lost. If you cannot have vuir 

1 family i.iul home, an.l go lo the siii,,,,^ 

I an.l preach, you can do sumetliiti;: to eii. 

courage those who can; you muy he [|„. 

1 means of son.ling tlieiu where ihe liii,.. 

! vest is ripe and help to spread , the gos. 

I pol ill its puri.y, where il can reaeli iln^i 

licart and save some who would never 

, have heard the truth had Hot some IkIi) 

I been given to the. luitiister, all may linu 

I do something iu the cause of our Master. 

I And it is the only labor, or work, up 

I means that we spend that IiisU eteniul, 

' all our labor and menus for tanlilv 

I things musl fa.lc and die, hut iiul f„ 

I with that given for tlie»alvarion of soul., 

, it will not fail or tlule with lime, nor 

I pi'iish by Ihe hand ol death, be- 

1 cause its work is ibr the life to eoine in 

calling sinnei's to turn from their evil 

ways to the rightconsiicss of God, ami 

live labor; and nKans thus sjienl Iiml 

its rcwaitl in a crown of glory whin ilm 

angel harvest shall come; ;:iid the lew 

yeai-s of our life on earth can be 



■JICIII 

in no better way than winking with ilu' 
ability and means God lum blessed us lu 
build up the cause of truth on earth, and 
turning sinners from their evil way to 
an eternal weight of glory in heaveir.— 
May God lielp us nil to work in his vini>- 
yard that we m.iy all hear "well d.m.' 
thou good and faithful servant." 



BRETHREN AT WORK. 

nAVING. for seveial days, been 
the office of The Iliu;'riiiti.x .n 
WoilK, I s!uv that ihe brelhien were iml 
only at work hut that ihey were /kitiI at 
wi>rk. While viewing the coinplicaltil 
variety and jjressiug amount of wutii 
crowding upon them, I llioughl il inijHw- 
sible for them lo do it all without emu- 
mitting some errors. It is even .|iiite 
possible that we might err in not wuik- 
ing in a good cause. One thing Iiohuv- 
cr is certain ; Iliat brethren wliooieonly 
beginners in so important a work, dcin;; 
the nmouiit of work dono here, will 
I doubtless occasionally commit some cr- 
j rois. A second thing is eiiually ccilaiii; 
that is, if such errors or misUikiw «eiv 
talked about, and run all over the couii- 
lry, no gooil would be accomplislie.1 hy 
so doing, until run right into this uliiiv 
where they started fi'om. Then lic^nrt' 
when you Iiud something in the jiai'^r 
you think in wrong, do not commii a 
second crior by running itovcr theiniiii- 
try, hut run it direclly into tlii' ofliiL' 
here at Lanark, and thus give ihe birili- 
nn a cl.aiice lo amend. 

These bretlireii want lo make a j,"""*! 
papt^r— one that will accomplish gi""' 
und are working hard to do it. and iln': 
need lu-sistance that tli.'y may be able i" 
ac-oinplish their object, Ho when ; 
find something in the paper that ; 
think nuglit not lo be there, iU> not nm'^'' 
n fusi about it, but write diriHilIy I" ''"' 
Jiirl/inm itl U'od- and infonn ih.in 
their error llmt they may unien.laini 1'^" 
come more pn.iitieiit in the wmk 
wliiih ilicy aic so ardenlly ciigagi'd. 
Daxiki, Va.vima> 



W'y. have just room ciiiiiigh here to 
tay, that all of our items, a !ei)mt of 
last week's coMMiIlalion, and a eonhidei- 
able eililorial liave been er.jwdcd out this 

week. Will endeavor to Iind lo i\,r 

ihcni next iiMiie. 



liandled the fruit, and k: 



iid preciou.i stone is bcin. 



the gohl, 



silvi 

ly laid iu the church, Gl „ 

Ihcir hearts by ami by to Iem( a helpb,'!! 

't-T --Oe the li.Mi J,,,,. , , .„, 



id. 
Win 



If gi'unildci'B gruuiblo, cronl^"'' 

" I'lopt'r- ' entiik, tattlers tattle, (piibblcri* (jiiil'''''- 

why .should nol Ine ('hrii<tiaii wi'"'"" 

work'! Thc(,'liicf.Slicplicr.l know» »'"' 

works ri;.-hl, and will reward (Very u'^'" 
iucuding tuhi. work. 



'riii-: HHKTinip:N' at wokk'. 



RESURRECTION. 



lliil 1 woiiM "o' ''"^•'■' J'"" '" ''" '«"'"■""!■ 
I,,„„, Ponct'i"'"B """" "'"•■''' "'''' ""'^•'P' 
'...Inoiv not uvcii lis olliwn which linvp 
,. \( wn liuUovc Hull JosiiN (liod iiml 
<vcii SI) ihoni iilvu wliioU sloop in 
mil bring ivilh liim. l.Thcax, 4: 



i,,.li-ipf- ■■ 



I 111!' ilii'li'""^ "' " i-esiirreftioii from 
ilic tKn't. '" f' suiieififini obspvvor 
-ir-i ti) iiivtilvo ill it H VHi-iety of dif- 
(•''''liii'- in»l npi""'^"'' contradiftioiis.— 
,'l',', ,,'eainplelf, oi-BniiK' mnr-liiiic, shl-1i 
',l„, liiimiin l)n(ly is, coiieiatiiigoftlioii- 
'~ 1 „(' ilivcriifii'tl imrl*', iilkr it liiis 
1 ' ,,1 rvdiK'P'l to iiimii!', ami llioae (limns 
riii^cd lu tl'^ *""'■ "'"'la of lif liven, 
hililil bo npniii icnvcl up ^*iltl tlie smiie 
.j,,Is in 11 iK'w !>'"' ""^"'*^ ({lorioiis 
1^ ini iilni, wliu-li scotim lo ImlHf tlio 
,11 t.omiiiclicnsii.n ; yet it is n doc- 
( Icarly I'iVi'nlcil in llic sncreil 
|k It was II llicnic «liifii llip 



,.il [irni 



lon loved to divi-ll upon, n? 



■( I, ituiK'fttcdly si-olicu uf, botli by tlio 
Olil iiiid New Twtnincnt wiitei-s, nml 
l)„lli 1""'^'^ '''^' »'cs>"'i'cclioii '■t'tbiisl, 
il , , iiiiiiul of ""I" l>"P''- I^ "■''^ '^''^" " 
In nine fiuuclit «itb miicli comfort to 
Ih,. Hiiiits of old. It ivas a tiilyect po- 
,„liarlv (leiir to tlio nposlle Piiill, wbo 
nlliiilLMi to il in many of '"s discourses, 
nml ill ueaily all of his epistle?. He 
J.,, „f it nliciibe addressed ibe wise 
imd iif Greece at Maiallill; hu refei-sto 
it in Lis fmiious spweli before Fcslu.s, the 
Koriinn goveiiioi-. mid kinjr Agrippa. — 
Tiii^ ii|>t..-tlo makes tbe doctrine of the 
iv-iirruction the jrround of our salva- 
lion, Mivw lie : " For if the dcud rise not, 
liuu is not Christ niised, and if Christ be 
nol liiisL-d, your faith is v^iii ; ye are yet 

ill yi>iiV *'!'-■ 

i<w\i a lilorious ductrino, nictbiuks, 
iiiciils more atteiilion lliiui it now re- 
vive- fmm miiiislei-s uf llie gospel. We 
,|„ ni't rfinember of ever having heard 
,1 -trmon on iho subject, and the sail enn- 
s,i|ii.iK'e is, tliut miiny have very ill-do- 
liiRil nknson il, iiud olhei's are down- 
ii-l I fkeptieal. Brelhrtii, lltesc things 
miL'lit not SO 10 be. 

lliuuirh the doctrine of the rcsurvec- 
il„ii I'liim the dead seems at first sight to 
In. involved in tudi di(iieullies,yt't if we 
give il !i mere mature considei-ntion, we 
>-lKdl litid ibat it fully Imrmonizre with 
iiiiiiiv inwessea of nnlure: there wesliall 
linil many operations and analogies 
Mhiili Mid to [iK-ist us ill forming a con- 
,1 [iiioii of the possibility of a resurrcc- 

Tiiv ininsfcjrnuition of iiiseets gives us 
<nif Imiiitiful illustraliou of this subject. 
W lull 11 wonderful process by which the 
iitu]>illiir is Irniisfornied iiitoan olegant 
l.iiiuilly, fii^t iiH egg, secondly a hiatli- 

III', ciinvliiig worm, thirdly, a chrytalis 
:^ii I'litombrd, dormant state, and 

iitlilv, from this prison it comes forth 

iciuliful, winged creature, Iiasking in 
ilii' Miiilight. Mow very ditfi-ivut it ap- 

'My in ihis state, from whiit it did in 

: line cding stngcs of its existence. It 

umls the air, it ranges from flower to 
lliittir, iuid seems to rejoice in its new 
mil splendid existence. ITow unlikely 
dill i( -ecm that a lougJi, hairy, ernwling 
m wonld ever nssuine f-U'.b a beauti- 
ful loiiii, and be endowed with such 
nijiiil powers of nioliiin ! 

it" tlie change to be ellVcted in our 
luiilicc at the firit resurrection be corro- 
siiondingly great, lis ibnt from the enter- 
pilliir lo tlie biitterily singe, it will be 
iriitmii^nrably great. In these trans- 

1' ntioiis we behold a lively represen- 

iiiiiuii iif that tninsfornmtioii which will 
I il-e plnce ia us, when these vile bodies 
(■liiiH III.' eluingrd and fashioned like unto 
till' ^Inrioiis body of our Li-nl, when lids 
fi>rrii]irLlilc hndy shall Imvf put on iii- 
'■"iiiiplion. tliis moitnl liudy shall luive 
put nn iaimortalily. 

lliil thc(pu>dtion often iirises as In the 
^^iiy. ill whieli we arc to undei'«tiind this 
'hictiiiiu of the resurrection, whether a 
ii-iuiveiiiiii of ibc substance of the body 
'"' iii'iiiil, or hiiine minute and iiidcstrnc- 
''111'' pint of it. Wc think the former 
llimiy i> |,iui;hl in Uic sftcrodScriptures, 
ill h'ust ihc doctrine of tlie resnrrcc- 

'II iM lan^^ht without nioo distinction. — 

I' "■liitocius the sumobody which i.'* laid 

llie jrniveas the subject of ihisehange. 



The resurrection of dnlst ix made the 
proof, lliD iiledge, mid the pnUcni »|our 
future rcsurreetiou. V„r if wc bulieve 
that Jcausdi.il and mno again, even so 
them also, which sleep in .Jmm. will God 
bring with liini. Even so, as Christ 
arose, 80 shall his saints arise, but bow 
did Christ nriso? Did not tbe same 
body that was taken down from the cra<5 
mid laid in Joseph's new t«mb, rise 
again '! 

The gorm theory luis been aduplid by 
uiany, in order to avoid eirtain supposed 
diflicultie..=, Imt can (iiiiiy measure iulhii- 
lyV 'i'hewliolo tiling Is fcprewent.d i<> 
us as a. mimculons work. Tliongb we 
arc incapable of eoniprellending i|, Cod 
.ii* able to jieilorm the work. 

Paul exprew^ly tells us that thcsi: vile 
bodies shall bo changed and fashioned 
like nuto the glorious body of Christ. It 
scan* to us that the plume " vile bodies" 
is abundant proof ihiit it. will be tlic sub- 
stance of the body, llic hknliciil body 
that is consigned to the tomb. This cor- 
ruptible and diseased body, so (piickly 
after lilb is extinct to be the siibject of 
putreiicntion and decay Ihat will coi. e 
forth miiiiiiiatt,d and glorilied. Job 
seems to have uudei'stood it in this light, 
for, sfiys lie; " Though after my sltln, 
worms destroy this body, yet in my Iksh 
shall I see tJyd." 

Job's failb in the future resurrection 
of the body, was a source of joy and 
comfort to liiin in his ilistrtiisea and sore 
afflictions ; wbnt, lhoii}:b Ins body was 
tlien but a mass i.f eonuption ; wliiit, 
though il W11& soon In be consigned to 
the tomb, and to the loathsome wnnn, 
yet lii>* faith looked far beyond when 
that same body, reanimated and bcaiiti- 
tied should behold the glorified body of 
bis Redeemer. 

There is soinelhing veiy consoling in 
the doctrine of the icsiirreclion. In no 
other system of religion, than that which 
is taught in ibe blesse I Tible. is this jirc- 
is, consoling truth tniigbt. Wlioii the 
great Itoman orator, (.'iccro buried his 
lovely and accomplis! d daufihter, lie 
threw himself in a i)aroxysm of grief on 
her grave, cxchiiniing ; " ( Hi ye gods tell 
me, shall she live again V But iroin tbe 
gods he worshiped, there came no re- 
sponse to give conilurt to his hiceralcd 
heart. 

From tbe dark caverns of pagauiMn, 
or from the eold spocnlations of philos- 
ophy there comes nothing to give com- 
fort in those seasons of distivss, which so 
completely overwhelm us when we are 
ctdled to part with those whom wc so 
dearly loved and cherished. When we 
stftud by the cotlin, and see the lid fi 
the Inst time close over the form of 
sainted mother, a noble father, ii precious 
child or some other dear one, what 
wave of anguish lolU its billows over 
our souls, what a sense of desolation we 
feel ! Yet, tbe Christian sorrows not as 
those who have no hope. Through his 
blinding tears 1 e can look u|) and in- 
(piirc; "Shall they livcayain!" And 
ob, -wlml « soothin: respo:is.' be hcai-s; 
" I am tbe resurrection and the life, be 
that bclieveth in luc, though he wt-re 
dead, yet shall ho live." 



and sjiiie of the difticullies in traveling the use of'milk, honey, salt and white wfekHnr ^ like ibc man .,f «h..ti 
that scclion. It is given by a eorrespoii- | vestments in baptism ? of the dogmas of 
dent of the Bo'^toii IVtireler. j of consubslantiation ftud trnuBubstantia- j 

"The situatiiiii of Na/arelb is very tion? of popery ? of the invocation and 
pleasant, and the people arc be. ter dress- worship of MiiuUinconfirniiugthedivinc 
cd, and the woinou Inindsonicr iliiin any ' origin and anlliority of believer's bnp- 
we have yet seen ill the East. What a tisin by jnimei-siou? And do we coin- 
pity we must add, tbe slreols arc ibcp'""'? Certainly not. But when wo 
dirtiest, nil opi-n sewer runuiiig through extract t«sliniony from tbe same source, 
many of thciii. Wo of conr-^e visited ""'I 'i""t« 'be Fame authors on whom 
the bouse, where it i.* said, Jemis and his tbey rely to show ibat the only believer's 



imronls lived; also, JoscijIis w.ukslii*ii. 
where we saw pictures of Mary and her 
son, di'i'ss.'d in modern eos ume, and Jo- 
seph at work U'loi-L- a nirpeiUer's bench, 
111! which lay tools ot ino.Wrii invention. 
Toward smi.-et wi> ascended lliL-bill, from 
the top of which are lo be hud the liuest "i"")' 
views of liny in I'ldcttine, <•*■■«» 

Ouc of the most interesting sighla to 
be seen at Nazartlh is the crowd of 
ymm^ women and girl.*, ibat, between 
tlie lioui-s of live and ci-ht in the evening 
lloek to ilic pnhlic foiintiiin with their 
pitcbcrj on their bends to draw water. 1 

The night >peiit lure was « inoinorn- j 
bio on^ for, scareely bad wc retired lo | 
our tenis, when a small army of big , 
mos^niiocs eanic down upon us, and laid i 
siege to our p.'is ins, nor eoidd wo ilrivc 
them away, till moining called us forth i 
to begin iiiiiiiher day's journey — a day, 
during which wo rodo tlirough part of' 
Ibc valley of K.Hdrfti;lon, criK-scd the 
Ki.-hon, were Haal's prophets were slain, 
ivecndetl Carinel to the supposed point 
of iiicrilico, where we .spent some time 
in trving to reconcile the liihlo and our 
guidebooks, but failed ;'w-lii'ii, putting 
the latter in our saddle hags and taking 
the former in our liaud: 



b:ipti»iii of the first a>'« was immersion 
into each tuniir of llie Trliiitij (by a for- 
ward reverential po=tnre) and that the 
single action, (with tbe backward niotiou) 
like all ehuivb corrupllons wsis an in- 
novation upon the Cliristinn system: 
if them ( how incniisistently) 
dismiss tlie subject, and exclaim ; '* It 
is only history." But on wbal ground 
do men pi-uHume to impeach the veracity 
of the united tcsiimony of eigbtec-n hun- 
dred years on any important (piestion 
To do s) in any iiiatlor of f:iet. involving I 
hnninn ollservaliou and experience, in j 
the absence of ctjuutericting testimony of 
etpial weiglit, cliaracter and authority or 
of stlf-conviciing and contradictory e\'i- 
dciico, is not only virtually, to challenge 
the truth of Christianity itself, but also 
to reject the fundamental facis and prin- 
ciples of otf science ami all nllgion. If 
history cannot be accredited, I ask, what 
is to become of philology, of all langua- 
ges, the knowKdge and vcnicity of which 
depends upon the histoiy of the origin 
and use of its words? And what shall 
wc say of the history of nature? of the 
animal, vegetable and ininenible king- 
j dolus? of the hi-tory of man? of the 



, .'history of the Bible with its divine niti- 
coiilinued I . . -^ , , ,. - 

iiilestalions and living onlmaiK'i 



r explorations. . 

I pro[ihccie3 and their fullilluicut? 



Leaving Carmel, we rode across tbe 



types, and their satisfaction? and its ten- 



phiiu to Haifa, where, nt^er balbii.g in | ^^.^,,^^^,.1 ^^^.^,, ,„„i,.L,,ensos and bah 
tlieMed.terraneau. we passcl the "'ght I ,„^^.^^, ^^^^^-^jj^,,^, 

I The denial of well autheuliealed his- 
tory acknowledges n precedent, which al 
j one full sweep, makes sad bavocof every 
thing thai develops, expands, ciinobh 



under wet tents and on borrowed bedj_ 
iLs our baggage mules, on crossing ibe 
Kiihon, had llielr foot taken from under 
them, the haggnge upset nnd thoroughly 
soaked, as some of luy- things to-day 
test if v. 



BAPTISM 
IntoEachN&meoftbeTriaity. 



1)KF()UE concU 
) wc must ghini 



:l redeems from utter degradation and 
ruin, the physical, intellectual and moral 
cbaiai:ter and condition of the huninn 
species. Let us then note a few iinpor- 
taut historical facts. Our time in a dis- 
course like this, forbids an attempt at 
ihi'ir full developement. We only bring 
them forth for the more careful research 
and thorough investigation of the student 
and lover of truth. 



HISTORICAL SELECTIONS. 



tTXDKUlhc above beading, wc will 
I from lime to time contribute such 
bistoriciil information us we can gather, 
to aid our brethren and sistei-s in the 
8tndy of the New TeMtiuuent Keripturcs. 
The writings of men who have traveled 
in the Holy 1'"'"' '^"' IV^tiiie in -Vsia, 
where Jesus was born, lived, laborcd 
and died, will doubtless prove interesting 
nnd piolitiible, lu this way, this iii- 
fovination will be pvescrved, and made a 
general benefit. 

Wc would here eay, if any of our 
rcadei-8 find any such items in thepapei-s 
of the day, and they seem creditable, 
cut them out or copy them, and if yon 
don't feel to send them to the oHico of 
Tiir. BliWiiitKN AT WoiiK, send ihem 
to our addroja: Waynesborough, Fa. 
Wo will be very thaukl\il to you. We 
love sacred history, and what throws 
light upon it. 

The first selection we offer, is a dcjicrip- 
lloii of Naxiiretb and its surroumliiiL's, 



1.'). THE lIlSToIilC.VL FEATUllES OF THIS 

quisriox. 
Feclcsinstical history spans an epoch of 
eighteen centuries during which wchave 
no otbet means of ascertaining who were 
the coiL-sorvatoi-s of the faith, or the in- 
venloi-s nml propagators of heresy. His- 
tory is. a matter of human oh3ervath)ii, 
experience, and veracity. Though the 
history of a question makes it neither 
true nor false, it enables us to discern its 
fl<:reemcutordisiigi'eement with llie word 
of God, which is the standard of truth. 
The impiuation of ancient origin, and 
prevalence lo an instituiiou, by biitoiy, 
is no proof alom^ that it is divine. Krror 
with its pernicious infiuences and wicked 
institutions, id immemorial. The coin 
of truth was scarcely sUimpcd, be- 
fore it was counterleitol. Yet, by curc- 
lulJy examining tha history of an insti- 
tntiou, il3 character ami circunistHiice^, 
we may sometimes discover the origin of 
tbe counterfeit, detect its founder, expose 
the fallacy and absurdity of its claims, 
Hud allow original trntli to slrnc forth in 
bold relief, untarnisbed, uniin|)eaelied 
and vindicated in the true, candid, im- 
pnrlial and intelligent mind. Historic 
truth, like all truth is divine in naliirf 
whtrna- found, or from whatsoever 
source derived. 

Our friends who practice single ini- 
morsion accuse us of supporting our 
pos'iiionliy history. Suppose wo do, 
liarl? U i* largely fn 



A SIN THAT IS EXCEEDING 
LY SINFUL. 



■■Tli'^ro wure in-csonl nl Hint season some 
(liiit lulil liim of tlic GalUoMi?, whouc hloutl 
I'ilnU' Lad iiimglml with llmir wicvifioM. Ami 
Jt'sU!) tinawvriug, wiitt iinio Ihcin, KiippORO yv 
ihiu iliMo (inlilcniis wm'C ■iiim.'ra nlwic iill 
ilio (tiitilmins, bccniiFc ilicy suffered sutli 
iUiugsl I lull you. Sny ; hi" txcopi ye ri.|nfMl 
vi- >liflll nil liktwinB jieii*''. Cr Hk'SO (.■iglileeii 
upon wliuiii llio toner uf ^itunin fell, nml slew 
ilicm, Hunk Ihat lliiy were »iiim:i'* iil».v»; nil 
men ilinl itucll al JeruHuleia t I lell yon. Nny : 
bill cscopt yo tuiiVHi. jt' sliall lilt likewini' 
peiieh."— LultelS: \.'i.J, 

two piiiits in the 



W-: 



notice 



1) gencrnl 
between 



J-'int ; That Gotl does not i 
make any special distinction 
inipuuiteiit sinucre and 

Heeoiul, tbe great sin of prociastiiin- 
lioii. 

Wc will also note here, thai John, the 
Baptist, as well us the Savior never in- 
(luiivd into tlie moral eharacter of his 
subjects. It would be very una'asenablc 
to suppose ibat there were nul some 
there, whose moral chmacter, judgcii by 
the best stnudaixl of human reasoning 
was good ; but the injunction to one 
and nil WHS : " Hepeut and behaptizul." 
lliuir stale- [ We eoinilimes sec things in the provi- 



meiils, concessions ami sources of appeal. ' deuce of God tliiU stem strong.- lo our 
If llit^y pnblith and cireuilatc works the ' natural obacrvutioii, because wo do not 
Icgitiiuatc concluMon of whoso cosioci- ; ai.uiy» underetund his menus nor bis 
sioiis supports our po.silion, ami criiuiiiatcs j pur|!0scs. 

Iheiiv, — are wc censurable for ibo dis- ! Wesic great siniiei^ live to an old 
covcry? But who is fonderof histoiy age, and die in their sins, and again we 
than Ihcy, when ihey can uso it lo ad- 1 3«o others visiu-d by sudden dc^lruetion. 
vantage? Ho they not use it, (uiid just- —like those meiUioncd in the text. In 
ly loo) in tracing the origin of infant i this ease it is very geiienilly snpposvil 
baptism and communion ? of the baptism | that Uiey are visited by a special pntvi- 
of liells? of aH'uMon ami .■is|H'i>iuii ? of deuce of God, on 



re.td wmc time ago, who had HmVh nanii;^ 
written upon lii^ peraon by a ibunder- 
bolt. 

Bui the lext iajn, " to every one," — 
for rciwntnncc is a lifc-trmc work of 
breaking off from conianiiiiation with 
sill, — but e»iic<ially to the imjirniteiil. to 
those who are in ihe gnat prolracled xin 
of procrnslinalion. " Kxecpt ye repent 
yoshall all likewise penifh."— monicnioud 
words of biin who can not li< ! 

When a sinner dies in old age, after 
having one ihomand times resolved lo 
repent, and one thousand limes fixcil 
that rcfolnlitiii to the sin of jirotnifitinn- 
lion, he is a monument of wnrning lo 
those of younger years, who are Iniveliiig 
the same nnul. 

Again, when it is the pivividcnce of 
God lo cut down another siniiir ia a 
momiiit, be leaches the sumo le^-oii 
iiaiiiely the peril of Iritling wiili llioiime 
which U nllolled to us, in wluih to make 
our "calling and election sure." All 
these ihliigs ill the unerring previilence 
of God, are intended to teach tho.'io who 
will learn, that God will bring the im- 
penitent sir.ner into judgment. 

" lie that being often reproved, har- 
deneth his neck, shall .>uudiiily be (k- 
slroyetl, and that without remedy." — 
Pi-QV. 2!) : 1. 

Heverai months ago w hile I was in con- 
versation with a young mm on the sub- 
ject of religion, keloid nie, be believed 

ibe church was nearer right than 

any other, and thai be expected to join 
it ticxl aiimiiuT. This expresses theuenli- 
nients nnd delibcrniions of many who 
have lived in the same conditions, cher- 
ished the same hopes and died in their 
sins. There is ii mysteiT of depvcvity 
contained in the explosion, " next sui: - 
mer" fur beyond the conceptions of 
many piofiti-iiirs of religion, as well as 
by many wh . arc out of Cliri.-t, A per- 
son wiili t'Ueb deli' enilious must have 
but a faii:l view of the utlir corriipMons 
and lost eoudition of a soul thai retiuires 
the sacrifice with which we arc bought, 
to redeem it. 

A soul that bos come loyeoisof mau- 
buo<l or wonumlion*!, wUh au ordinary 
gift of undei-standiug, believtvs in relig- 
ion, and believes that in |ioinl of l:ut 
there will never be a better linio ibaii 
uotcUi come to JiMi-', having the bi^t 
piis.sible (ipporluiiily of joining the very 
cbtircb which he thinks is ucrrest light, 
but concludes lo wait aiiuthcr year, is in- 
dulging in a detpenite pnicrastimilimi: 
a delay that has cost thousands what the 
world iiud all that isinitcaiinotreikxni. 
Bui the pt-rll of [>rocnistilialiou is not 
a, I that must be considered. " IIV «(■«• 
boiiijUl u-ith a }>ru!i:." 

With what eonsidertttioii dues the imiii 
look upon the whole life of Christ .ami 
tbe agonies of Gelhseninnc and Ibc en f, 
who in his unrcgcnorntc condilioii lie's 
almost right with Gtid? Almost a 
Christian, almost justified, brought ui» 
of pious parent, laiigbt iiionil and relig- 
ious principles, and n sting u])on ibis 
rigblcousui** until the svleclwl time 
shall arrive when he prnposi-s to take up 
his cross and follow Christ. Itejccling 
the divine injunction, "Now is the ac- 
cepted lime," nnd ihereby adding sru to 
sin. ^Eullitudes want to Ibve Christ, 
want to become ebureb ineiiibcrsat soaio 
lime, want to have their robes was-lud 
before tbcy die, and yet hartl by llie 
fonntiiiu ihat elean^eth from sin, they 
sit 10 live and lo die ; eliiiging more and 
more to the sweetness of the "filthy rags," 
and finding themselves less nnd less ii.- 
clined to bo " plunged beneath that flocd," 
until al la.-.! their diixitful heart has 
pci-suadi-d them to " believe a lie," and 
to die without religion thnt is n > bcttc.- 
ibaii a eounlerfeit. 

Many who would desire to be Chri.- 
tiaus are hindered by a fear of i-epronch. 
a silly timidity, or some other biudranee 
to which ibe lli-sb is subject. Othei's are- 
persuaded to tit al case under the delu- 
sive heresy that ihoy have nothing to do 
bul to gaic ui>on ibe sacrifice that lakelli 
away siu. These things ure banl bul 
true ; and are contiuunily deuuuisl rated 
before- our eyes. 

( Contlwdtd next utck.') 



.■couul of their gre-at 



A failbftil and sincere workninn in 
the 1-onl's viut-\-ni\l is a luouumcut lo 
his cuusc. 



rilK liKKTl-lKKX ^VT AVOmv. 



CHRISTIAN SANCTiFICATION. 



.r.l i« irutli.'-Johii 17: 17. 



tliiit miictiiiyiig puwcr ivliifli remodels 
Hixl foiirmts llic- cluirni'tcr, life, iiiiiuiicrB, 
maxims, spirii, wonh. nml i-oinliit't of 
il.j' every Cliristiaii, ami Imiip' i-veii "into 
caplivity every lltmi;.'Iit to llie <ilKHnciiee 

rritrE cvaiifiolicnl nbwlieiH'O i* tlic , of Cliriitt " (2 Cor. 10 : 5). , 

I riiwins of Christian iwnctifieatioii- | True, evaugelieiil ol>c«Iicii« iii- 

Wli.ii I*ik'akof ClimliiuisauctifiealioH, |y„rc« nnsweri to jmiytr--'. iluw many 

I iiiiiliTstJiiiil development, utroiiKlliou- | vniii. fniilltss, nsiltK", anxioiip, buisU-r- ' 

in« nii'l i»erf.otin-,' uf llml life "f ''"'i- 1 oir,-, iiiixcd witii p 

iiftfs, imjilantvfl in tlie cliil'l af C"<I, in ^ ni[li n.^ miii-li Kfal 



, ■ - I Oijw ■■Letlhcm beRr.ciuI by the 

bufa form nf g«.lliiieiw," .Icalilntc of cJ in making up doith-producin;,' nnj.ie- /'; ^y f„,. every 

mesw of war. TUc mnnufftCtories are DiWe wlntli lias 



nftenenUiiin; tlial pi»ce?c of sejianitKHi 
fiiiiii iill timt is niilioly, and of scUin); 
ajmrl to that wliicli is I'oly ; wbieli ill- 
tains tin- full inaturilv of Clitisliiin cluir- 
nd 



iwU-T, itiid makes lis nn 
C:iirt:^r. jnsi Its tliL- little IhI;; In develoji- 
0.1 into tbi- large tree with its ctrenglli, 
beamy ami fruitfullness; or just iia new- 
iHtrii b;ibe iillain, lliroiigli the ex|uiii- 
mm and growth of its menial fuculliw 
anil phyaicftl organs, the nmtiirity 



cfficieney of rijK'r yenrs. So babes In 
('liri.il must be "Feil u|»on the ninccre 
milk of the word, tImt they nmy there- 
by " gTMv in every Christian graee, vir- 
tue und duly. 

When ilie Savior prayed for this 
jrniwtli in liidiiie??, or sanctificatlon of 
bi.< ili-(-i{il<s. iie »nid: "Siuii-lify them 
tbniii;:li thy iMilh ; lliY word is truth.— 
A* lliou lm.*I sent me into llie world, 
even fi have I xent them into the world. 
And for tlieir stikw I sanctity niyeelf, 
that ihey hL-o miyht be snnelificd 
thnniKh tiie truth "(John 17: ]7-lf)>. 
Thus we see that llio Inith, which is llic 
word of Gild, is the me^ins of Christian 
saiK'Cilinilion. Itiit how is the truth to 
j)roduee this hni)py result* Simply by 
being heard? Verily not, but by being 
bdicved and ubcyL-d ; thus Irnufirormlng 
the elnu-arlcr and life, it produces its aji- 
|ir.iiirinle fruils. "We are bound to (rive 
thanks nlwny.'t Ui (iod for you. bretliren 
b-I'ived of the Lord, because God lialh 
fr.im llie beginning chosen you to salva- 
tiiiii llirougb sanetilieiitiou of the S|)irit 
iiiol ol" llie truth: whereunlo lie called 
y.tu by our gospel, to obtnin of the glo- 
I V of our Lord Jeans Clii'ist. Tliereforc, 
lir.-tbren stand fast, and hold the tmdi- 
li^inTi whicli Yi.- luivc Iiet-n taught, wheth- 
er by wiuds or onr epistles " (2 Thc«. 2; 
1 : i-"'). 

Not only is llie snnclifieatiouof Chris- 
I'mn- (i.>d'i< will ( 1 Tilths. 4: :!), but his 
fiilin- sanelilii-alion (Thess. 5: 2;!); and 
HiK-h (tin only lie atlnJiicd by acco|>ting 
mid believing the enliie word. Our 
b.-arl feel" sad Jiidciil, when we hear 
nii-ii and woiiion, in whom may liiivo 
)i s-n wntught u spirit of self-eoni) la 
1 y, boasting of their sanctilicatioi 1 
III till' Mime lime ihey reject, with a i ft r 
III' indilK'iviiec and almost coi t |t 
many of tbt- plain preeept^j of the lenr 
l;,-.b-emer. "■ the author and finisher " of 
rhri-liaii faiib, and instead of try- 
ing to oliscrvi- all thing!' whatsoever 
Clirisl eiitiinuiiidod, labor to see how 
many of thi-wo things ihi-y ran excuse 
til 'mstdves mid (libel's in the neglect of 
u* iiiiill^'iTS nieri'ly non-isscnlial. Alas! 
Jor lli>< fnlfilbiieni of ibeajiosllc'spredic- 
l! m ; " i'lir ihe lime will ooiiie when 
th'-y itill ii-it endure sound diiolriin?; but 
after their own lusU fchall they heap to 
th>'nm-lv(-s LeiU'hers, having itching tars; 
un.l they shall lurii away their eai-s from 
the Irulli, and ^llall be turned nnt^ lit- 
bli*.'" (2 Tim. 4 : 0,4 1. "This know also, 
itmt in the laxl dayK perihius limet^ Khali 
co»K'. For men oball be lovers of llicir 
iiwii selves, covelnus, bon.'^leiy, jirond, 
111 lypliiniers, disobedient to pnrc-nb, uii- 
ibinkliil, unholy, wlllionl nntnml nlU<c- 
li HI. iriice-breakers, liilse aecnsers, in- 
coniiiK'iit, fieioc, ■Icfjiisf.-rs of ihnso that 
or.- iji'od, trnitor<, heady, high-mind- 
•'1. b)Vei> of pKtL-iiire niorv than Itivcrs 
-.r Cnti\ ; having a form of godliness, but 
d.iiying Ihe jwwer thereof: from such 
tiirii away " (2 Tim. .1: l-H). Thus we 
- ■•■ ibnt jvll tliis black catalogue of iniq- 
iiiti)* belong.", or ujiplicH to profesmni n\' 
religion, lieciiu<(e olbcr^ have no "fono 
of giHlliue*'." They are l)oai*lers which 
is largely chanR-teristie of those who 
have no reality but a mere shadow. — 
Tliey arc "dtwpi«er* of those that are 
giwd," showing that all have not "made 
iihipwre<'k of faith," hut that to "live 



ee and olTeml 
the jirayeis of 
Paul's pro|>hels on Ciirmel, ascend from 
the Hiibel orconfiiEion of modern Christ- 
endom, but only with the ell(K.'t to mock, 
e^aniplifyiiig the Hibic truth tbiit; "He 
(inicn in i ,||,it nirnetli away hif^ cur from ihe law, 
ven hi-i pniyer rliiill be aboniination " 
(Trov. 2H: G). Such is not Ihe case 
with tlie pmyers uf the humble, confid- 
ing, iiii]iretcndiug, obedient child of 
(J.id. Tiic J-'uvior said, 'If ye abide in 
me, and my words in you, ye shall Ask 



I won! 
' if it had been a factory to biiat swords 
into 1 dough shares. He trutbfnlty rt^ 
' minded me that the swords need tirnt be 
j made before any can he made into prun- 
inghooks. The .>.ilverniiiiii< here arc 
sitid to be rich, and also are running 
continually. "''PE. 

Deinimik, Kiirujir. 



and 



g»illy in Christ .](»u^ " U lo "suffl-r p^-r- 
fc^-ulion " still. They have not "the 
iloi-lrine" oiire dclivi-rrti tit the Naintx, 
wrhi(rh inaut \u- obeyed " from the licHrt," 



ktliat ye will, and it shall be done unto 
v"u"(.I(»hn 15: 7). Nothing is more 
iilfrally true than this, nor is anything 
ij'iier than the i'lilimiNtive and obedient 
chddof (>od whowillsto have nothing but 
what Ihe Fjilher will.*. In be(;oining a 
child and dying to t-iii, he died to 
nelf-will, of wliii'h in his l)aj)ti!<iii was a 
public cciilwsion and aeknowledgi-inent. 
And nothing brings suili sweet eoiijola- 
tioii lis n total acijuii^cenee in llic will 
of liii Divine Itedt^^nier, and eouscions- 
net« of bis Divine approbation. Thi^ 
being the case he learned by obedience 
the sweet lessons of rosigiiiUion and ho- 
ly eontenlniciil and he became the hap- 
py, |iassivo subject of a Fiithcr's sjijrit, 
providence and word ; being active only 
in the execution of Uoil's known will. 

" Vc have not ehoseii iiie, bul I have 
cliuseii yon," said Ji.'siis, "and onlained 
yon, that ye ^lloul(l go and bring forth 
fruit, and that your fruit ishonld remain: 
thai whatsoever ye shall ask of the Fa- 
ther lie nmy give it yon" I John 15: 17>. 
"Tlie ey« of the Lonl are over the 
rigliteous anil his eai^ are open to their 
prayers" (Pet. 3: V2\ "And wimlso. 
ever we iifk we shall receive of liim, be- 
cause We ki>eji his comniainlmenls and 
do those things, that are |ilea»ing in his 
sight" (1 John 3: 22). 

True evang(dical obedience i!< the me- 
dium of Cbrislian inllueiiee in convert- 
ing men iiiid glorifviug tiod. "Ye are 
the light ol llir Horld.'" •;:iid Jesus. "A 
eity-..-t ouil hill ciuiilol be bid. iNei- 
Iber <h> men lighl ii cjimlle ami jjuI it 
under a bn-liel, biiL on a candlestick and 
it givelh light unto all that un in the 
i lyit your light »o shine helbrc 

that they my see" — what? your 
f ll Nay: your pnifi^ioii? Alas! 
tl ) M.'e loo much of its inconsisleiit pre- 
t I- already, bul, "llml lliey may 
■o" that al Ihe jirofcsscd iicccs-ity of 
liieli Ml many ]irofe--<siiiN of religion 



nuK'k, vi/; "your good works and glori- 
iy your Father which is in heaven'" 
(Malt. .'>: I l-KI). "Herein it my Fa- 
llier gl.irilie.1 llmt ye bear inneh fruit: 
vo.hnll ycb- my diseiph-s" ( John 1.'): 
S). r.ii. A', .,r/ir.,f Ol.nlln,,:: 



CORRESPONDENCE. 

NORWEGIAN HARVEST. 

VOItWAY i. eol.l. and ih-- ground 
Jjj among ihc nioiintaiiM gooil. but 
very wel. On necounl of tins llie fariii- 

ers have lo lake t h can- of the grain. 

They slill call il harvest-time here, 
though no grain is out ; but as we pars- 
ed tbi-oiigh the country, we noticed 
many long, iH>iiited. pine slicks stuck in 
the haiv(-l liel.ls in rows. Asking Hro. 
Hanson what il nieiint, lie lold me wlieii 
they cut the gniiii ihey take and 
tie it ill !<niall sbetives and I ben Imng as 
many as lliey can on tlio.>^' sticks to dry. 

^^till llie C( try is ronmnlic, beautiful in 

summer, and Ihe people love it, often 
calling il their litile ICien, FisbingumI 
lumber liiidc is the mo.-.! Norway livi* 
on. We sec ]iKiily of saw-inilU like in 
America, only nil run by water iKMVer, 
in which the country is so rich. 

Norwiiy is very monnUiinous. Kongs- 
hnrg is an inland city, but a small phuv. 
Its inhabitant'^ nm^lly live by wm-kin-r 
in tin- governiiieiil ai'Wnals, ami silver- 
mines. We have vi-itcil the arsenal and 
hioked III the dilll'i-enl machines em]iloy- 



I WHAT I HEAR AS I CANVASS. 

ITPON niieuing llic subject of theGie- 
I pel Tract Aswiciation where I 
trawl among the brelhRii, I hear in 
sulwljince, about the f(dl()wiiig,concentnit- 
Vi\ and rcdneed to a conversation; 

A dvocate. " IJrolher. do you take any 
pajicrs for your family to read, nml fur 
youi^elf some iiilbrnuition as a miuistpr 
of the gosjiel t 

Opponent. "Oh, ye.', the Ga- 

zelte, the Weekly, the Daily, 

the M:iga/.iiie and olhcrs. 

Adv. " Well, what religious |)a|»eis do 
you read? as you have yet namotl none? 
0pp. "I do not Uike any strictly re- 
ligions papers, or never did, ii* yet. 

Adv. "And you lake none of llie 
XJrethren'a periixlicnls, then ? Well, I 
suppose this, then, is a proper place for 
otic to introduce n goml literary enter- 
prise, and the best of which I know is, 
the Gospel Tr.ict A:<^4ocialion of Lniiark, 
Illinois. 

Ilro. Fiivoiuhh: "It i.-* a good iiistitn- 
tion, I believe, 

Opp. "Brethren coine, it is a new 
Ihiiig, and I pivfer the Bible lo be read 
in my family, and to sustain the doctrine 
of Christ and the cluirch we need noth- 
ing better. 

liro. Fav. "Bul has not (iod alw.ny^ 
made other means subsirvienL to cslab- 
lisli the airthonlicity of his word, and to 
CNphiin and sustain the princiiilcs which 
his word was Intended to inculcate? 

0pp. "Brethren. Nap(deoii dreaded 
the jieu more Ihan the sword, and I :^ay 
llic press menus inoney, and just give it 
money and freedom, and sec \\liL'rc we 
I ' • 

Adv "Trii*', did Napoleon dread ihe 
pi 11 !H well ;is have other great and ile- 
siguing charncters who could beslueeoin- 
(disli their baneful ends whilst ihey 
could hold their iiiteiid(^l victims in llie 
Mnire of ignnrnnce ? 

Opp. ".-"ee how llie American Tiiici 
S..<iely. Ihe American Itilde Union and 
Biiile Socielies have Hooded our land 
with g<ispel tracts, ami ulure has the 
Iriilli pr>is|H-ieil 1 

1-'.HK "What pi imiples do Ihoae tracts 
advocale. brollicr? 

Opp. "They claim to advocate Cliris- 
liaii prineijileii. 

Atli: "Brelhieii. let me lell yoii my 
experi.iiee in llie advoeuiy of prineiple.- 
by p.lpuhl^tl■ael^andpap_■l^'.»Ve. When 
I was a boy, I'alber ^ub-cribed for a [iri- 
\n-i- for n^ cbildieii. Al the lioiili-pjece 
of each copy was the -iniil.liide of .I,.,us 
eiiibracing llic cbildrea ; but It being an 
illustrated paper what other pietures do 
you sujipme were given? Why. such us 
ihe whipping posts where slaves were re- 
ceiving cNCcuLion al (he band of their 
ina^UT^ihe lr.ad mill, the slaves siis- 
pemled by their hands tniul the mill or 
haie^ by ihe U-muU, and aecounls of ihc 
kiiinapiiing. jwveiing of parents and 
children, and the liite ami I'areufthe 
Ai'rlcan.« at si-n, while being exported 
from iheir native country. Ac, (K-cupied 
a lu-oiiiiiirnt part of the paper; piepa:- 
ing young and rising America ibr what 
iniiwd followed in liJ'lcen years al'icr llic 



rumiing alike »lltl,o.i,>.t. from y^r io uMj- o,,;,. do y«, 

rear, keeping up wilh glhcr coiinmes in I '■««■• W> ■. """'■ "' „ '/,,,b„; ,„ 
i,r,«i;,ci„g L l,cnpi,« ..p .... c.„il>«>,»pe... » ......1. '''''V"T .r f ll t. 

...rioly of U.C ...o»l a«.r..clivc. wc,.,.o,... I P™..'!' U, .I.e people, ""'^ ",,';; 
I M. ,a,l ,.„,l l,».e,.»,l .....y. ,olli,.g'p.-i...ipI.-"f t.">l';»"'l P'-.™"* 

""■• "»•- ■ - " ""'•' '"•"" '" ?;;:" iui;;:„.y Hii,.e .«d.o» ,..o 

by precejit aati example to do so. 

.1./I-. "Docs not your Bible also teach 
von by i.reeepl and example to "write?" 
k.fEx..1l:27.Deut.27:3,Jer.30:8, 
IIab.2: 2,ltev.I: 19:2: I,8,12,l«: 
;t: 1.7, U; 13: J"*- Audseehow nuicli 
those preacbei's, «vhose example your Bi- 
ble gives of tlieir preaching, I say how 
much less diil ihey give the example of 
writing ihaii' of pi-eachiiig? I mean 
rani. James, Peter and John. 

Opp. "I fear those youn^ brethren 
of Ihis Tract iiislitulioii will losesighfof 
the true printipUw of Christ and the 
churcli, and run the atliiir whichever 
way il pays the best. 

Adr. "Is their no power and authoi-- 
ilv in the li-otherhood to hold them re- 
sponsible? and to bring them lo a halt 
ill a coiiise taken eontiury lo the way 
of truth and the church ',' 

Opp. "Tlie|ioweraii(laulliorily"f the 
cluiich is ill the majoriiy and how long 
will it be till ihe majority is in thisin^li- 
tutioii, and thcu whore is our bi-othcr- 
hood, should coveloHsness lead them off ? 

Adv. 'It is the rule laid down by 
ibe Savior, as given in Malt. 18, that 
sepaiiitcs the choi'Cn and willing few 
from the great body of the world, in 
every case, us well as also it would in 
llie ea=e you have here proposetl. Bul 
this sepaniliou can no more exonerate us 
from the duty of writing, tlmu it eiui 
from ihat of preaching because covct- 
ousness has spoiled many a preacher, 
and led them from the simplicity of the 
trntli, and for fdlhy lucre's sake, please 



TRACT ASSOCIATION 

Since hist report, ihe followii,,,] 
iweived for the above fund ; 
I). D. Horner ..... 
H. F. Koieiibcrger . . 

Lyman Kby 

J. J, Kmniert . . . . , 

Salomon Mattss 

Isaac Hendricks . , . , 

S. W. Suilsnian .... 

J. K. Sludebaker . . .' . ' 

Daniel \'aiiiniaii 

J. W. Slein ' 

Tobias Meyci-s 

Previously ivported , . 

Total :"" 



■ 81,(1 



■ 'Vn 
ilfti.'i; 



Opp. "\l is fi-om the commeDts of 



men upon the .Seriptur 
at the printiples of Irnlli 
sdilsms and tuelions i 



ad tinkering 
that so many 
1 C'hristendoni 



my reading; and which resnlis 



lime of 

were wiluessed by m all in ISfil — 18(i.^, 
In the mcainvhile much good and 
wholesome matter wa.« given, 

ICxamine the "Blood of Jenns." a 
tract ]»ubli-.|ied liy the A T. S. and sec 
what principle is there set forth under m 
sacred a title ; should not then such op- 
posers of ibe triilli, such invaders of 
prineii)le, and intruders upon rigbls and 
hopes, be met wherever, and by wlialiv- 
(riiKaiistheyeunh. ably beVeaehed? 



come. 

Adv. "I'jioii the same hyi>ottiesis, 
Jlid. File., we can claim of Bra. Opp, to- 
night during services, lliat we must do 
nothing more ihiin read Ibe Bible to the 
people, say no nior.- on ilie >nbject of 
selr-exaniin:ili.ia. t eel-was hing. the 
Lord's Supper aud llicCouinmnion, ibEin 
jiiht what we can read fr.)m the Bible 
aud New Teslanieiit." 

Opp. "There is wot the same danger 
of imbibing in the minds of so many, a 
wrong idea by preaching lo a small cou- 
givt'uiion. as when the same iilea it pnh- 
li-hed broad-e:ist tbnmgbout the worhl." 

Fav, True, but all idea* aresupposeil 
to go npoii ibeir merits, whether written 
to many, or .Hp.)ken lo low ; and are ex- 
IKtted to soon fall to the ground when 
they coiitliet with the standard of hiitli ; 
but see. if u|>on llie other hand, the idea 
meets and merits tli.' aiiprobution of iil! 
Hint is just, go.id. right and trn.>, -juu- 
tiiig to silence, confounding and selling 
aside all Ihat is wrong, w'lat a pity if it 
i^ not published world wide." 

C. C. Root. 

FROM PENNSYLVANIA. 

i-'oris'i'i 



,,T'Cv iQviibcvbi>tc,» 



Islliclitlc ufoiir (i(.-ni>iia m.mU, 
»(■ i.(il>liBli (•s|ii-(ii(lly r.ir Dim |„„,, „f ,V "'" 
I'i'liiiiiil lli'il I>l'i'rp|;.tii rt'iiil ill iln. (;,.fn "^t 
g.iiigc. 

It il llie siiiiiP aim M Ihc "Hr,, 
Wm-k," l>iil iiHiict liKiiillily. ni„J »vi|, |',""'' 
oil III lliu vniitii-nliuii uf llic Ihiili i,ii,| 
of llic llrcilii-cii. nil nilvncntc i.t 

.,ur (h'rii..oii.i>..,.lP II 8...iaH. vc'i'viI'^h i,,;:,,!' 
,oell...|..'llio.v will Rive ii „1I ,]„, ,,, ' 'I"!) 
mcN. oilli.'ir |».m'i-. O.o' i,mu,,U|H "* 
■■Tin' IVrliTl I'hui of .Sulvniiuii," „ , 
IriuistnU'd into tin.' Qcrmnii laiigiinE,. n^A ','\' 
liitlicl In U.e " Uor Uriiclcrtiuu-." '^'■ 

Vnhiini' III will comnicticc witli Oi^ i 
niiig of 1877. 'f' 

I'lice. pfr-nnaiiiu, 75 conls. Any «„^ .„, 
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A RELIQIOUS WEEKLy, 

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Vol. I. 



Lanark, 111., December 21, 1876. 



No. 14. 



The Brethren at Work. 

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J H. Hoere, J. T. Meyers, M. M Esielmm. 

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D, Viuiini"". Virdrn, III. 

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THE YEAR. 

SEE, Ills trcmTiliiig loni's nrp fulling, 
AH aloiig llic ilusky ilivy. 
Ami liis Hilliwed furni U liowiiig — 
All, lliV J"cnr is olil nnil BTny. 

Ecu liix smilo is full of sadnvs^i, 
Aiul hi« brcnih, grown ilrLitip und cuUI, 

Illiglil!) Ilic iniLpla's flnmiiig biiiiiicr 
Tliiil Ills liLinJs liiiii fringi'd with gM. 

I'li'ir uld Vcnr, nlonc nnJ dying 
In llu- uiglil-timo cold nnd drear, 

Wliilc Wii Minimier friends nnd lover* 
Iliiitic lo greet llic glnd Now Voar. 

List 1 bis voice, grown huorsc willi suliliing. 

Al tlic lUrci»liold wiiils no mure. 
Ill (lie mid-night wnteli wc 5iid liini, 

While iiud fruxcii ill the dour. 

— Health liefoniUT. 



THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM. 
CHRISTMAS. 



OF nil the diiys of tlie yenr, of nil tlie 
fealivals of tlie Cliristiaii cliuicli, 
lias Cliristiiins taken supreme lioUl ou 
tlie liairt of tlie wurlil: there are other 
(lays that seem worthy to rival it. E^ls^ 
cr, the resurrection day, might be thought 
more thrilling and tender in its iWBOcia- 
tious, yet to the Christiftu world nt 
large Christmas is the gnind time of re- 
joicing. Its ginduefs id uot alint up 
witliin iho walls of any church ; it bright- 
ens the hearts of children, it overflows 
the wiiridly and tlie hiirdeiied, from 
frozen Russia to sunny Italy, and all 
around the globe men joyfully bid one 
)llier " ft merry Chris-tmns." Christ- 
iiKL^ is the day of liope, and that is the 
note to which the henrt of mankind most 
eagt'riy aiiswei-s, to fow has perfect frui- 
tion ntuic. The happieat look for sonic- 
tlihi;,' butter for themselves and for the 
world than yet has been, and to the great 
inultitwde, who stand girt with perplexi- 
ty luid care and tnnihle, tJod's voice is 
sweet indeed wheu it speaks of hope. 
"Wonderful was that ontahiiiiiigat Betli- 
lehein; not to CVaar upon his throne, 
not to Socrates nnd Plato in their 
thoughtful walks, cnme the mnnifeslnlion 
«f the new day : it came, where in its 
iHotlier'a arms a little child was lying, so 
belplesa, so insignificant in the world of 
living things? This chibl belonged uot 
alone to that father nnd mother. It wns 
the Sou of tiod, the child of nil tho 
'^vorld; he hiy in Mary's nrniif, the pledge 
«f tight, love nnd victory to all mankind ; 
i" tlie iiiBpimtiou of that moment, heav- 
en and earth touched eacli other in n 
eoiiiiiioii conseionsness : from angel's lips 
I'lie seiitcnee was euuglit whose echo lin- 
gei-s ycl, a note of heaveiily hnrmony 
"bi.vc all the sounds of earth, " Glory lo 
^'"1 in the higlii.st; on earlli peace, good 



The shepherds, who saw that vi.-inn 
andliateiied to ilmt music must have felt 
ns if all darkness nnd iliscord were for- 
ever gone fiom earth; what disappoint- 
ment must fur the moment have fnllcn 
when, the simple story was related and 
the angels were gone away from them 
into heaven ! 

Then, for years, tho hope born thai 
uiglit wns almost lost to view, but in one 
mother's heart it burned with steady 
beam, then it shone forth upon the men 
among whom Jesus walked, the King ol' 
this world, the Lorrl uf glory. In tho | 
souls of disciples a new life was born ; ■ 
and eagerly they looked to sec the Nl'w 
Jerusalem established over the whole 
earth. But their Mnater died nnd the 
world's light seemed gone, as wn.s the 
hope within their hearts. But ont of ihe 
grave hope arose again. Above IJcthle- 
liem the day-star had risen ; from the 
sepulcher nrose the snn of life, the Lord 
of glory. 

The good tidings of Christ are tidings 
of hope. God be llinnked we Inivo al- 
ready large fulfillment of Ids promises. 
Already the spirit of love has become a 
mighty poweramong men ; already mill- 
ions of hearts have found a eoinlbrt, a 
refuge in trouble nnd an abiding peace, 
which are indee<l the first fruits of that 
heavenly life amid the confusion of na- 
tions, and the re$tlc<;i:nefs of thought. 
Year hy yenr the fair forms of liberty, 
charity and trntli shine clenrer and 
stronger; we i-hnll not in our life time, 
sec tlieir perfect reign. But the Lord, 
willi whom ,1 thootiand ycai-s are »s one 
day, luitei-snot and fniU not in perfect- 
ing his work. 

Let ns, then, keep iho feast of hope, 
with all gladness of heart, let us enter 
into the sanctunvy of tlie Lord with full 
assurance to serve him, let us extend to 
all our brethren the greeting of love nnd 
cbnnty. From our cares and diseourage- 
menls, our faithless feni-s, and our selfish 
anxieties, we go back to taste of the 
Lord's full promise, and lifl up onr hearts 
in the alrength it gives. To us tomes 
the angel's message, with depth of mean- 
ing beyond what our ibcugbts can rench 
— "Goml tidings of great joy. \\hich 
sliall he to all people." 
Claifiicc, Iowa, 



THOUGHTS BY THE WAY. 



^^ill 11 



long men. 



xiTMliiai 11. 

IIIOPR ihosi- sisters who love to weor 
hilts, and have been the cause of this 
innovntion npmi the old safe ground 
principles of the clinrch. will panlon me 
for speaking out so boldly, but I Imve a 
presentiment, thnl perbnps, hy ihe next 
amunil meeting the brethren will be call- 
ed upon to strike n line between fashion- 
able and unfashioimldc hats; if it docs 
not turn out so I «ill willingly bear the 
reproach of having wiitlcii such ancri-o- 
ucous thought. 

But it is noticeable that there are those 
among ns, that will go just as far as they 
dnre towanl i-onfoiining to the world in 
dress ; and when remonstrated with, they 
are heard to comphiin about disagreea- 
ble, useless, ami unjust restrictions. 
Oh what M pity that we timi't have re- 
striclions in the church ; how phasaiitit 
wouhl hi- if all could do as they ].h a<ed 
and alill maintain, not only a gond stand- 
ing in the cliureli, but also the fav^ir and 
nceeptnncc of llie grent I am. 

My dear brother and sister, if none of 
H» would oven please to do nnything ex- 
cept what we knew to he right in the 
sight of God, we would have no mvA of 
restrictions and corrections in the 
chnrcb. Our lonfercnccs would then not 
be wholly taken up in dealing ttirb ie- 



frftclory number?, hut some lime conid 
be devoted to missionary work nnd other 
charitable institutions ; and we wouhl 
never he under Ihe painful necessity ot 
expelling mcmhcra for disobedience, or 
retaining ilitm nndtr a (heap ncknowl- 
edgemenl, peihaiiaonly to do the same 
thing over again. Yes it is ti-o had that 
we must have reslrielions in the church. 
Too had that men and women will join 
a ehureh known for its lion-conformily 
to the worhl, only to introduce discord, 
by refii.*ing to coiii|)ly with llie rctjuirc- 
nienls of the gospel. 

Bui ihoieis one ibnig I am glad of, 
and Ihiit is, tlK«e rotiielioUB aic not for 
tlie obedient, hut iir llie disobedient ; 
those who arc truly regenerated and walk 
in newness of lifi-, ever ejlriving t.. enter 
in at the sirait gate, andjwilling to walk 
in the narrow way, even though it 
(juirci many self-denials, many crueify- 
ings of the fltsh, nnd mucli contempt 
from those llint know not Gud.aiv never 
Imihered with tliese unplciiwii.t restric- 
tions; but are ralhcr inndc to lejoicc 
wlien they are led aslmy by the enemy 
of soul?', that the clinreU has manifested 
so niudi interest in ihcmns to gently i-e- 
mind them of their mis^leiis, and rescue 
tlieni as it wcrebmnds IVom the burning. 
But ih re are some ihnt seem to ibrget 
that they have jniiied tlicchunh and act 
as if tluy thonght the ohurch had join- 
ed thcni ; " Lovav of lluir own selves, 
covetous, hoiiilci?, prolid, bbisplumci's, 
disobedient to party,L*, ujithankful, unho- 
ly, .vithout natural aHection, truec^break- 
CIS, false nnusers, iuccntiucnt, fierce, 
despiscrs uf iho^c ihat'-ni-c good, Irnitoi^, 
liiady, highmindcd, loVcis of plensurc 
more than lovers of God ; having a form 
of godliU'SS, but denying the power 
thereof." ThchC rxcrl a powerful influ- 
ence lor evil in the church, breeding dis- 
cord and disunion umlinually, a stum- 
bling block in the way of those that 
Would do good, uenlrnli^ing Ihe power of 
the oldest ininit'tei's, 1 nd driving away 
thouiauds that wonld join the church if 
there were uot so ninny hypocrites in it. 

Oh ! that every hrotlier and sister 
could see the importance of conforming 
to the chuicli lather tluui lo the world, 
and labor for an increase of holiness in- 
stead of an increase of pijde; having 
the cause of tiulh nt heart; thiiiking 
more about eternal life nud how to ob- 
tain it, and not .'>o much about the latest 
fashions, ami how tiny tnii adorn th 
sidves and ihcir ihildnn in the most 
gorgccus and attractive manner, thereby 
showing to every candid observer that 
they arc courting the admiration of the 
world more than ibe love of the Father 
Dear hrclhrcn nnd sisteis if we arc 
fbr('hri--t let u.^ follow him; lot ns uot 
be afraid nor a.'^hamed to put on the 
whole armor of God. 

Let us [uciijr to have all ibe world 
ashnmcd of us rather than that Joi 
should be ashamed of u* lielbre liis Fath- 
er and the holy aiigcls when he comes 
with power and great glory. 
Liinad; III. 



of rushing in:o the caiiiii.irs nioiilh will "iis Isaid bcfitrc." If y.m Miidit Uforv, 
not atone for other ^(lls wliicb have beeu ' say » iiiething else after. Irfavc out 
committed iliroughout a life-time, I wonis yuucannotdefinc. Hlop yourdcc- 

Dyiiig for one's country generally himaliou nnd talk to folk-, 
means, when stripped of its sophistry, Couk* down from yourslilted waysand 
dying for ihn.'«o who widi to govern the snci'ed tones, and "become ns a little 
countrj-. It is dying for kings and no-'c)iild." Cliange the subject if it goei 
bK-s and other groat men, who iiuarnl hard. Do not tire yourself und every- 
among Ihcm.^elves, and then, bio selfish i one else out. Do uot preach till them <l- 
to do their own fiyht'iig, meanly call on die of your sermon buries the beginning 
till ir »uliju('ls to do it lor them. And and is Imried by the end. Beware. of 
ivhpiillioii.eninUor l.undredsof lhou^and^ long praycre, except in your closet. 
.if these Hibjecls have " bitten the dust," i Where weariness begins devotion cndu, 
how soon lliey are forgotten and lefl to Look people in the fiwe, and live go that 
moulder in nnrcmcnibcred gr.ivcs, while yu" we not afraid of them, 
their poor families and other friends arc 



filling fin- the want of their care and 
support. What has been the gainof dy- 
ing for the countries during the many 
eentuvirs whoi^e history has been wrilten 
in blood ? In ninny cases where men 
have died for their country, their coun- 



try has died with [hem. This was the, si™'"*'' then fin 

case with ancient Greece and Rome, ami 

has been also with nmny modern nations. 

They have n-sortcd to tho swoiil to 

avenge stniie fancied iu^ult, or secure 

some unlawful end. and mightier on^ 

have paid tlicm in coin of their own | 



It is easier to run a saw mill with a 
full pond than an empty one. Be moil- 
enite at first. Hoist the gale u little 
way ; when you are half through raise a 
little more; when nearly done put on a 
full hcud of water. Aim at a mark. 
Hit it! Stop and look where the shut 



■other liroadside. 
Pack your sermons. Make }onr words 
like bullets. A bonnl hurts a man most 
when it strikes him edgewise. 

A pound of feathers is as heavy as n 
[Miund of lead, but il will not kill a man 
i.s (piitkly. An ounce bullet will kill 
g, and blotted them from the map ' ipiickcr than a sack of wool. Have a 
of tiie continent. dear head, and your words will be clear. 

How much wiser and nobler to /luei'or Know what you arc talking aliout, and 
one's country instead of dyliii/ tor it. I you can make others understand. Stand 
When dead, there is an end to all elforts for (lod, if you stand alone. Keep nut 
to make the nation better and happier, of the clutches of party hacks and rc- 
as well as to tflbrts to promote tho weli- 
fare of our friends nnd neiglibors. But 
while we live we may daily perform deols 
and exert an influence that sliall bless 
not only onr country, bnt the woild. 

Let, then, this false maxim, Uiat it is 
our duty to die for our country, be rele- 
gated to oblivion along with that uiual- 
ly tiilse oue, that the way to preserve 
peace is to ]irepaie for war. Both had 
their origin in limi-s darkcrlhau our own, 
and are unworthy to be cheiished or be- 
lieved by eulightencil people. Tlir 

6'n.V/c. 



HOW TO PREACH. 



MAKK no apologies.. If , 
the Loiil's message, decl 



ItX the Loiil's message, declare it ; if 
not, hold your peace. Have short pref- 
aces and introduction*. Say your bctt 
things tiiit, and stop before you get pro- 
sy. Do not sjioil tlie njipelitti for dinner 
hy too much thin souji. Leave self out 
of the pulpit ancl lake Jesus in. Defend 
the gospel, and let the Lor.l defend ym 
and vour character. If ym arc lied 
about, thank the devil lor iiulting you on 
yonr guanl, and taka care ibut the story 
shall never come true. Let your beard 
grow. Throw awny your cravat. If 



ligious politicians. Preach a straight 
gospel, and live on it. 

Be in earnest, but not wild. Do imt 
lie a clown. Let the devil makehisown 
fun, carry bis own mail, settle his own 
(puirrels. and foot his own bills. Make 
li>w ]irumises. Learn to say " no" very 
sweetly. Keep out of debt. Do not 
abuse jtcople for believing what you once 
believeil yourself Respect honest Con- 
victions. Remember, each sermon iliuy 
be the last you shall preach, or your au- 
di, nee hear. Keep the judgment in 
view. Please God, ami you will please 
Christians. Live for Christ. Preach 
the word. — Advent Chriatian Time*. 

FurThr llnlhnii«l W..rk 

A SIN THAT IS EXCEEDING- 
LY SINFUL. 

ii\ L. r, uinwKiLiiit. 



ir; 



DYING FOR OUR COUNTRY. 

IN liim> of war we hear niu«li said 
uboul the duly and glory of dying for 
our country. Omtors who nre careful lo 
keep their precious selves out of the 
bloody fray, will harangue uudiences hy 
the hour on the nobleness nnd rewaixl of 
other t eoplc laying down their lives to 
save iheir bleeding country. So merito- 
rious is this lacrifice coneidertd hy smne, 
[bat Ibey nre ready to promise eternal 
hapinncfti in heaven lo llioso who nnikc 
it, whatever may be their charnctci-s or 
other dcwls while here oil earth. But 
the religion wliith prciiaicamen for heav- 
en is not manifested hy imbruing our 
hands in ihe blood of olhei-^, and thcact 



Cundinied frum ia*l week. 
E.\DER; does the whole gosiwl of 
Christ testify with your spirit that 
a disciple of Jesus Christ ? Are 
you willing to obey the truth m all 
thinyi.* If u-^t, then know that these 
things are the jihantoms which beguile 
thousaiwls into bondage to Satan, that 
tieek to enter in at the strait gate. There- 
you do not " want to break," make your I fore let ns " Mrive to enter in," for thus 
shirt collar an inch larger, and give your ! saith the Lord, and il is alwaj-s safe to 
blood a chance to ilow back to the heart. \ take the Ixinl at bis woni. Let us take 
Do not get excited too coon. Do uot run | heed to the words of Paul ; " Study to 
away from your bearei-s. j shew thyself approved unto God," not 

Knginc driving wheels fly fust with no j siioplynntoyourpnrenls.andfrieuds.your 
load, but when they draw Jinvthing ihey church, your teachers, or your wmscience. 
go slower. It takes a cold hammer to only for all thise may be despemlely 
beml a hot iron, Heat up the pwple. ! deceptive. Even our prayers are nolh- 
but keep the hammer cool. Do not bnwl \ ing but empty bmith. us long as we ar« 
and scream. Too much wnterstops mill I only willing to do what we must in order 
wheels, and too much noise drowns senso lo be saved ; but if we are willing toobey 
Empty vcssel-s ring the loudest. Powder , Christ in all things to the be»t of otir mu- 
isu't shot. Thumler isn't lightning. ; derMuiiduig. no matter what our earthly 
Lightning kills. If you have lightning | friends may think or say ; if we tbn.w 
vmi can afibid to thunder, bnt do not , away our dignity, and give ourselves 
thunder out of an empty cloud. 



Do not scold tlie people. Do not aliusc 
ihc faithful souls who come to inecling 
raiiiv davs. because id' the others that do 
not come. Prcneh the best to snuillcst 
as^semhlies. Jesns preached to oue wom- 
an at the well and »ho got nil Snmnrin 
out to hear him next time. Ventilate 
your meeting r,)olii. Sb-c|.ing in clinivh 
is due to had air ofteiicr than had nnm- 
nor.-'. Do not repeal senleneos saying. 



awiiy to Christ, then und not till then, 
can wo hftve the pnnnisc of Jesus. "If 
yc nbide in me, and my words abide in 
you. ye shall ask what ye will, and it 
shall W done unto you." II'Ao dor* not 
a*k ittrnal life t 

llnwer liitl'Jf, Tam. 



Single imn 
Kniioniiin^, « 
in the fonrtli 



ers'ou wiw invcutwl In' 
heretic, wlio tlourisheil 
iviUurv.— AW. 



THE BRETHKE^ -AT AVOHIv> 



The Brethren at Work. 



■■ The Vwlbreu at Wark.*' will bo Mni port. 
Ii*i.l. to Miy ».l.lr««s in <lie I'nilcU Slnie. or 
f«iv»aa. for$l 3:. pcf nniiiim- Tbi)»e KPniJinK 
«iglii names ami $10 t^'i. will receive mi c 
exipy IWe oT eUnritA. Ki>r nil over rlii. iiiiml>er 
Ihe ■gem will be mlluwr.1 15 cent, fi.r encli n.l- 
■lilioual nanie. nlilch ■nioiinl can tw >le>liicle<I 
rnini die nioiicj, before jeiiilliig it lu "i". 

Monej- OrJew. lH«ft«. ■ml Beginlere-I Uiiep* 
tn*J U aenl al our ri»V. Tliej sIioulJ 1* nin-lc 
pajmble 10 J. II. Moore. 

^iuiocripiiun*. eoiiiiiiiiiiieii'ion*, elc. •Iioiil'l 

W..l.ln^^e.l: J. E. UOO&E. 

Uurk, Ctirell Co., lU 



Tlioy will besi-iit piisl jwiiil for iIk- fol- 
luning: 

3 copies 8 '^0 

10 " 25 

50 " 1.00 

100 ■• 1-50 

This arlk'It- i-i lo bo conipileil by the 
wliUir. Hiid i(f iiiU'iicifd lu give our ]teo- 
jile a clmiiiT l" make their (loctrinc 
known lu nil their fVieiuN ami uciiiiaiiit- 
:iucer'. This is 11 g.">(i i-hame for trav- 
eling iiiiiii.ilcitt. 



lioarlwl visitora every day, some of tliem 
fn.m ft HiBlnnce— «e dare not alteinpt to 
name them all, for at timw the office wna 
nearly full, and llieii facli mail brought 



ti> lis cncoiimging 



UXASE. ILL. 



DECEUSEH 11, 1376. 



Those desiring tlic Minulr^ in bixik 
fnnn ran gel tlicm by wixling lo this of- 
Hn: The work i* neally i>riiit^d and 
well bi.niu!. It will be * nt piwl paid , 
for* 1.110. I 
■" ■ I 

liRETnRiiN" Henry Murtiii and Alarciis ; 
Kowler are now jireoehing in O'lilriil 
lllinoi-, in the niiMioniiry field Mherelhc 
Bn-llireu huvo been laboriiig.nff niidon, 
r.ir little over one year- 

Axv of unr reailens hnviiig No. 5 of 
TiiK BRETimr-y at Woiik unci do not 
wish to prwerve it, will voufcr «piilc a 
favor by sending it to ns, as there are 
scveml call:- fi-r that No. and ive nrc en- 
tirely out. 



As nil ihc tifkots, nmlJiining tlio votes 
of tlic donom ft>r the Hoard of Miina- 
gers are not yet in, we cannot annutiiu-e 
the ixwult in llii.i iiwiie. Hopo tho*i' 
whose tickets are not yet in, will forwanl 
tliein immediately. 



NO PAPER NEXT WEEK. 

IT being (^omcwlnit eustoniary fornews- 
Iiiijur )>nbli.--herM to omit iraning a 
],;ij..r ilofiii^' lln' lust two vtvvka of each 
veHi', He will iiviiil ourselves of tlic lien- 
. lils of a part of this custom anil mis3 
but one week, lieiiev ihcrc will be tio jm- 
jK>r next week. The next number will 
bo date<l on January ]»t, and will ivneh 
tmr snluenb.i'a not far from that time. 
This i.-* the stnsun of the yeiir that we 
lijivc the mo-l work lo ilo. Kvery mail 
IningA a number of new siibscnlK-rs — 
llicse miiNt be entered on the books; and 
iu short, there i* n gcnerai routine of 
work to be done in onli-r to get good 
ready for eommfiiting the ii'Xt volume. 
Wc have jiist pnrelm;e»I « new iiddrcss- 
ing maehine, and during the vacation 
want to set up the nunies and addresses 
of our tubseribei-s uiid have theiii ready 
for ninning on the maehine, thus saving 



Maw of our readers must csteuse us 
for not inserting nil the comniendationn 
i,r our pajier sent us. Of the ninny sent 
111 ihiw office we can jiiddirh but n few. 
however, wo feel thnnkful for ttiem be- 
cause lliey contain wonis of encourage- 
meiit. ^^^^^ 

We ro(iui:-sl our ngeiiLi lo send iu nil 
the names they now have, lliut we may 
set them up ill the galleys ready for use 
by the time the next number i» icsued, 
)f this is pmmplly attended to the sub- 
scrilwra will nwive their ])apen* nuicli 
s'Hiner, 

Two weeks ago, notice was given that 
the (iood Shvphrrd would lie sold at 
greatly reduced rates. We hnve now 
sfild all we then had on hand, but this 
week we have printol another lot which 
will hercatler be sent post paid for lOcls. 
jier doKcn or 40et*. i>er hundred. 

I.s reply to several iuijuii'ics, from 
those who are no: aeijuninted with the 
gener&l make-up of 11 jiaper, we will 
state that the second page of iIiIm |mper 
is the Eililoriul {uge, and hence all arti- 
elts found on that pnge without any 
name to them are written by the editor. 
If any of his inntler is jdnced on auy 
other page of the imjier it is generally 
JuHow«l by~I->t. The letter K. iound 
at the cltse of articles, when fully spc-ll- 
ed out is M. M. iCshelman. .\rlicles 
that are .'^elected are generally lawfully 
ereditcd, uultsfii it should be some short 
item used to fill out an unfinished col- 
uiuu. 

If all goes well %vith us next week, 
the fir^t number of Volume 11 of the 
Bbetkken at Work, will contain a full 
and complete account of the Brethren — 
their entire doctrine : their faith, i)ractice 
and peculiarities will be dearly und 
forcibly set forth. We want to make 
the points so eltar that by a careful pc- 
ru-*al of the article any one, even n stran- 
ger, may obtain a prelty correct kuowl- 
etige of u« «« a people. Tlieu by 
circulating it there will be an exeelleut 
<.I>I>..rtunity of making the faith and 
practice (»f the Brethren more extensive- 
ly known. Of that nunit)er we intend to 
].rint a gf>od many thousand, and want 
our brethren, eisters and I'rieudii to seai- 
ler them all over the country — purchase 
large nnnil>en' and circulate them in ev- 
ery U»wn and community in the land : 
drojt them in hotels, dejH)ts, on sltam 
IfoatF and on the car*, iu short wherever 
|<e<>ple may be found l-^ r«id ihem, I 



jd ileal of lalior and enable us todo 
{iur mailing mueli tpiicker. In additiou 
to this, wo want to print a catalogue of 
our books, pamphlets, &e., as to adver- 
tise all of them in the )»aper lakes iij) 
tiK) nuicli i-ooni. 



CLOSE OF VOLUME I. 

linTH ihis number we ch.se the first , 
VV short volume of Tin: BitKiiiiiES ; 
at W«iiK, which ft« our readeiskiiow, has 
been in existence but a fe.v monlh-<, yet 
during that short time has made niiiiiy 
friend", and is still growing in favor | 
among tliiw who are earncslly contvnd- ' 
iiig for the faith once dclivercil to the , 
saints; has weekly visited many families, ] 
and we trust, has geiiernlly been received I 
as a welcome visitor. Frain some of 1 
our reuderH, whose 8ub=cri]>tions cxjiire | 
with this number, we take our leave un- I 
til invited Iu relurn, whidi we trust will 
be done belbiv the com men cement of the ' 
next volume, iis we desire a weekly visit | 
In all the families in the hrotherbood. 

In u lonner number wn-! given the | 
reuwiii for closing the present volume ' 
with the year; however we do not pur- ' 
pose closing our labors here, but are pre- 
jraring to work still harder nud more 
earnestly on the next volume, and will' 
do all in our power to nuike the ]m]ier 
worthy the pnlroiiage of our people 
generally. We trust that alrcaily some 
good ha> been done, and 11 considerable 
amount of truth has fouii<l its way lo 
our numerous renders, and will ere long 
produce itt desired otfecl. By this time 
the reailer can liegiii to see sonielhiug of 
the genemi chanieter of our paper, llie 
po'iition it taki-s amid the conllicting i 
theories and discords of modern Chris- ' 
lendom, and also its* straight-t!>rward . 
course in defending primitive Christiani- 
ty. True, we lannot please everybody, 1 
for woe be unto a* if all men spenk well I 
ol U8. Our object has hcon to do right I 
— to do the Ust we knew how,aiid what- ' 
ever mistakes may have been made were 1 
not intenlionnl ; and it will ever be our i 
objei-l lu pursue the beat and safest course ' 
presente<l to us. Thankiug onr Irctli- ■ 
reii and sii-tciu an 1 friends fur their serv- 
ices in the past, we cnnieittly solicit their | 
usi$isliuic<- ill the future, not uulyiusend- 
ing siib-cribei-s but iu c mtributions aud 
advice. 

We wish you all, not only a pleasant 
Christmiis, but also a happy New Year; 
and nmy each one of us commence the 
new year with new ho|K«, new pn sjiects, 
new resolutloiip, fully resolving to do 
more niid belter ior the cause of our 
Ma.-ti-r than we have ever iloue before. 



THE CONSULTATION. 

I AST week, ami the week bclore, was 
1j <juitc a refreshing season for the 
llitimiKUN at Wurk. We had warm- 



_^_^ ,vords— wonis ol gomt 

cheer from loving one* in Zion. Their 
faith was fully shown by the long list of 
suliscril»crs that are daily reaching us:| 
may the good work go on. But we have I 
something else to tell our renders, which I 
we ought to hnve told last week but did I 
not have space enough to do so. 

As several of our Associate Editors ^ 
were lobe hcre.ncon6ultation was agreed j 
upon, in onlcr that all parties might 
more fully underetand cnch olhcr. It' 
would have been a source of plensnro lo | 
IIS if all the I'>mon* and the Associntw 
could have been present; but they were, 
not, and it is furlher bnpid that at no 1 
distant day they will be able to be- | 
come more acquitiutcil with each other, 
and thereby, if possible, bring about a 
better underslnnding reganling the coni'se I 
to be pcrsucd in conducting our j)a])er. 
All very much regretted that Bio. Mil- j 
Icr was ab."ent, for his long expf rieucc in ] 
the brollierhood as a minister, and his 1 
ability as a writer among our people en- | 
lillehim lo an imporUint jdace on the 
Kdiltuial suiir. However, the consul la- 1 
lion was held and several important I 
things wei-e agreed upon, and we arc , 
fully satisfiwl, all for the better yuite , 
a number of cldcii- and ministers were : 
also ])reseiit and took an aclive part in 
the deliberations, and when all was over, 
each one seemed to be well satisfied with 
jdaii!', Ac. agreed u|h>ii. We took up 
for examination that which would likely 
lead us inUi difficulties if we di<I not 
have a fair uiidei-slanding. Those which 
mostly concern our rtadei's are the fol- 
lowing: 

1. When defending noii-conformity to 
the world in tlretm, shall our contributor 
itniiizr.' or should ihey defend ourorder 
of <lrcss in yofcrd/ terms? Am. It was 
thonghl best lliat contributors do not 
Ucinizr. but simply defend the order In 
(/(■(KTfj/tcrnis, and in.doiug 50, as niii.h 
lis |M*siblc. call Bible things by Bible 
nnmes. This will cut oil' occasion for 
contentiou between eontributore. This 
however doi-s not prevent the eilitors 
from itemizing when they tliink the oc- 
casion demands it. It was generally be- 
lieved ihnt astrict adherence lo this prin- 
ci[ilewill cut off' occiLsiou for controversies 
between contributors, and doubtless luld 
much to the edificatiou of the general 
brutheihood. So far as itemizing the 
things that constitute the order of the 
church is conceruod, that will be lefl to 
(he A. M. and church councils. In 
tliurl, it is dtsirnble that when our cou- 
iriliiitoi^s write on non-conformity that 
they write about what ought lo be prencb- 
eil when preaching on tlie subject. 

'2. What couree shall we pursue i-e- 
gardingthe Annual Meeting? Aim. It 
was considered best In let the A. M. take 
care of itself and do its own busine^, 
i.nd Ihougli it is our duly lo respect it as 
a body of counselors, laboring for the 
good of the cliiirch, yet it was thought 
best fur the general brotherhood, aud 
the stand th;it our paper has taken, if 
we would not allow anything iu the pa- 
per cither for or against that body. — 
Those who are opi)osed to the A. M., 
should lake their complaints to that body 
and not to our pa])er. 

•i What couree shall wc pursue re- 
garding the mwiw/(Wof the A.M.? Ann, 
Considered best to let them rest ou their 
own nicrils. and if any complaints are lo 
be made about the decisions of the A. 
M. let them be made to the A. M., where 
the decisions were made, aud not before 
Ihe general brotherhood through our pii- 
]jcr. We deem it our duty to obey and 
respect the decisious of our brethren ill 
Annual Council, and urge othei-s to do 
likewise, but we do think, that for the 
good of the brotherbotMl, and the well- 
fare of tlie cniLse in which we are engag- 
ed that nil business, complaints, Ac, ]» r- 
taining to the A. M. aud ils decisions, 
should be determined and settled before 
that body, and thus kecji our papers 
(■'ear of all contentions about the mailer.. 
Our object is to keej) a staigbt-fnr 
ward course defending primitive Chris- 
tianity, aud by 80 doing will not like 
ly come in contact with any of ihe 
good principles couUiiued iu the Minutes. 
We believe it bed! to let the Minute 



stand on their own ba.«is. and more 
this.weareoftheimpi-*^«i-»'"«'-''"'^'' 
will be appi^vcl by tbcjjoneml brotl.er- 

"7 In defending primitive Christianity, 
what course shall we pursue in rcftrenco 
to the former practice.^ and customs ot 
our church? Shall wc appeal lo the 
pmctice and customs of the churc-h as 
Evidence, or shall we go directly to the 
Scriptures? A,,.. The true church ot 
Christ has always, in all ages been the 
same in principle, yet difTcrent iu policy, 
Ihoagh the policy was in harmony wilh 
the Scripiui-es. The principle on which 
our ancient Bicthmi started out was not 
only correct, but has ever since Ik-ch the 
lending feature of our people; yet they 
have at tim« dilfcicl iu policy. " « 



than considerable truth, and all,,. 



feel to commend our ancient 



Brethr 



fur their zeal and steadfasinc&J io. iheir 
principles, and also Ibr ihc wise policy 
Ihey have generally adopted, and trust, 
in ihc future, lo i)iolitby their examples, 
vet as sources ofaulhoiity wc cannot 



I wouhl -c'VH very fair, were it not fo. „ 
advantages that are fi-cfpunily i„|j 
it. " *'"'^ 

1. It is certainly the duly of t],. 
istcr to influence all Iig can toimitl"" 
the church, providid they „„j(^. ^ .'"' 
properly and lawfully. ' 

2. Itislhcnlhedutyof tbech„r,,|, 
leach and caiv for these new ci 
Ions as they an 
Ihc 

that when an cxeitcnieut gets ,,1, ■ 
congregation, the niembei-s are wijli,,' 
give way in many ihings in order t, **'' 
new converts into the church. 1\^ 
mu.'it be made a little wider, soiik. ,/,!' 
dilliculticB niu-t be runovi;d fi " 
gate that the newly converted 
pass " ■ " 



long as they are willing t., bo mW^l^' 
tlie church. It is ficqucntly ilip '" 



wilhoiit del 






; tluniselvo^ 



ippeal to their pracliccs, 



but must do 



like they did, go directly to the Scrip- 
lures for the evidence we use in .lefeml- 
ing our faith and practice. We purpose 
standing iirm to the ]uiuciples of our 
ancient Brethren, yet in proving thise 
principles we shall tor our authority ap- 
peal directly to the Scripture as bcin;- 
the only infallible guide lo which we 111:1 
trust oiii^elves. as our only inliillible rule 
of faith and practice. This im|)ortaiit 
feature we will, sometime in the future, 
more fully develop, us we believe that a 
clear and |)h ilo* ipl deal unders tan ding ol 
il is e.-«eiitial to tliat unity of seiitiuieiit 
aud pmctice that should pervade the en- 
tire brotheriiood, and if compiebeiided 
in its true sense will likely remuve all 
difiereiices that may bo existini; amo:ig 
our people, and enable them with one ac- 
cord, to staud iirmly to the position occu- 
pied by our aucient Brethren iu ibe 
comineiicenicnt of thegr.imlreformntory 
movemeut, inaugiinited by thcin. 

Our readei-s and contributors will 
study the repi-rt of this consultation 
aud see that lluyc lines arc not crossed 
by the articles sent us for publientitui. — 
Wc want a clear nuderiliiudiug of ibe 
cuui-se we are to pei-suc, and »l-o want it 
to be known to our readers that every- 
thing may be intelligibl.i, and thereby 
enable each jiarly to perfoiu his or her 
part in the great work without any jar- 
ing or discord; whatever is done let it 
be according ti) Ihc gosjR'l pallern shown 
in the moiiulaiii of the Lord, and then 
when our wink is eiided^our building 
finished, and the luea^uring reed ajiplied 
to the temple, and the altar and them 
that worship therein (Kev. 2: 1} it will 
be found well done, then itie happy aji- 
plaudit; "Thou good and faithful scrvaiil, 
enter into ihe ji.ys of tliy Lord." 



CAUTION TO CHURCHES. 

rrillS portion of Ihc \e:.i-. and the re- 
J mainder of the ninttr, is iheharvci-t 
season of churches generally. Ministers 
usually have much leisure time to spend 
in traveling and preaching, ihus build- 
ing up the cause of Christ by slreiiglhcn- 
ing and encouraging the membei^ and 
adding precioiii souls to the little flock. 
In this way the cold aud dreary winter 
is made pleasant and profitable to both 
saint and sinner. (Jooil seed is profusely 
scattered, aud we are glnd to learu that 
at least some of the seed has liilleii on 
good ground and may yet spring up and 
bring forth much fruit to llie glory und 
honor of God. 

And while we rejoice to learn that 
large accessions arc being made to the 
cliurches iu seveiiil localities, we lio])e 
our readew will not regard it amiss if wc 
remind them of a few things thatsliould 
bo carefully born iu mind during ibese 
revival seasons, because it is right here 
that all our intentions are good and our 
motives are of the purest character, aud 
at times we lavL^h out a kind of charity 
that threws tho mantle over a. nmltUude 
of unpardoned sins, and not unfrccpiont- 
ly are prompted to overiook many evil 
practices not fully repented of. Tjiere is 
an idea getting among our people a little 
like this: It is the duty of the minister 
to get all the people into the church tlint 
he can, and then leave tlie cliureh to 
teach aud aire for them. There is in the 
tieucnil appearance of this propo.sition 



Ml many of their louuerpicasu es. Imi,;, 
way Iriith is often com prom ise,l g,^^| j" 
voi^ aro shown t . ciror, which s\ij. 
have been resisted, and allowed im ni ' 
in the church rf God. ' '"' 

Wo do not want our readers lo il,; i 
that we sUmd opposed to multitudes iii,i| 
ing with the chureh, for wc arc us miic), 
an advocate of revivals (if n|if,.iu| 
like) as any brother in llie land, hut \ 
want lo olllr a few tbtaights, iVLTirilin, 
the condition in which new convtrl^ 
souielimos hrcjuglil into ihe churcli, \\, 
arc not afraid of getting too niunv Im, 
ihc congregation of the Lord if iin,y,, 
ly come right when they do oonie. 

There are three principles that nrct* 
scntial to the wcllfareof ev« ry congrp<^, 
lion: T>-irhhi>f, Lniriihi;/ ahi\ Otc,/^ 
If all converts were taught as they .mi;^| 
to be, then learn as tluy shoulil, ni*! 
Ihcji obey as it is their duty there woutj 
be lew diflieulties regarding cliuitli m. 
crninent. The apostles were sent outu 
do a work properly iu three jiarls: 

1. Teach all nations, 
^ 2. Baptizing lliein, 
S. Teaching them again. 
"Teach all nations" ( Matt. 2'*: lui 
should more properly be rendered ■ rW 
pie all nations." A dinniiiv is a Iciiriier 
one who receives instruction?, one wIih 
willing to learn. This is what the nin^ 
I tics wtie to niiikc of the people. Thfy 
j were to teach them the facts of the ;.,p. 
! pel — discover to tlio people thai .Iu-ib 
I came into the world, how he lived, liii 
I death, resurrection, and final a.cehtioD; 
I that he came to seek and siiive that wliidi 
was lost — to save the ]ieoplc from ihfir 
, ^ins. They were llieu lo leach the i 
mauds — their duly to Cod— and tliiu 
make of the people iearnci's, learning tbc 
gospel, and then the promises weivloU 
laid belorc them and they were urgolt^ 
embiace the religion. All these vV\ 
enibmccd the g09|)cl were received into 
ihe cliureli. But after in the diua'li 
further duties must be taught llieni- 
ibeir niiuds more fully exi)an<kd \\] 
learning aud obeying all things wlinl5<- 
ever Christ had enjoined upon llnru. 
This wink the apostles were careful W 
have performed aright, and used cvm 
cflbrt to exchidc those who were- ud' 
worthy of a place among the fiiiuli 
Right here wc can not well be tim r 
tious about instrucling, cspceiidly 
young converts. That which ihe cliiirik 
according to the gospel, requires of llif 
should be plainly staleil that there Woi' 
reasonable chances for inisundcrslnDil- 
ing. Not unfiTquently in llie CHgerin 
and excitement of the inoineut cliiiruW 
fail lo ]ierfbrm their duties as they oui'lii- 
The new couverU are not sufficiently 
stnicted before baplisin :— our sl»i'^ 
"gainst making use of the law. m\V^K 
oath, pride and secret societifa lU'C 
Aiftieieiitly and clearly lai.l beloie llici". 
hence after the partiis are in the dn"^'' 
a few months and thcv are «a»t«l '' 



come lo the general order trouble 
(pieiitly arisw, and troubles Ion llml ^^ 
ofteu very haid to settle. 

It is tlierefore hoped that durint: '''"^ 
refreshing seasons, when great min''^'* 
coma to tlie cburcli, that the ln'^i'"''' 
will use much caution and see ttm' " 
those who unite with the chiireli cyi'i^ 
properly instructed: let iheni i»' W 
coiiseiou.-( of what will he cxp*^''*' 
those who come lojcsii^— thai ''i^.^'""? 
conform to the entire onlcr i-l' iheg 
lay aside all superfluity and costly »rf*J' 
and adorn tliemsclvcs in idain op|'""^' 
that they must iclin<iuisli all ^'"""''2 
wilh secret •ocictii's of every f-"''"'^' "' 



THE BRETtrKE:N^ tVT -WORK:. 



oixItT— ^tlioso tilings. lis wfll ns nil other 
gospel iluties nppliciible (o ilieir circura- 
»Uiiici» bIioiiM not b(i overlooked. In 
short k'l the churdR's do their w<jrk well, 
ami not work iiiiy fiwter tlinu they ciin 
execute the work iw it fdioiild he done. 
W'c Imve kiinwii cliiirches. tliiU wei-c uot 
PiilKvii-'iilly emitiims in n work uf this 
I kind to meet wiili somedifficnltieaiiretly 
liiiril to settle, Thu hctter wiiy is to com- 
iiR'iue llio work right, bo sure tlijit it is 
ri;.'l.t ill Ihe sdiit iiiid then it will he 
i.iLirii e;i-i.T lo kcr|) ihiiifi-* rii,Hu. If wo 
allow rm.-ii, who lielung to secret sucietiea 
1,1 Clinic into tho church without fir^t 
jniniiij'ing to sever nil cunnectinns with 
such BDi'ietics. it will bo Imnl to get tliem 
to doit afterwnrd.^, siiid then too, slumld 
wo get io tho c'hiirt'h n number who Iiold 
to such societies they may soon prove ii 
poivor of opposition that wo we will uot 
he iihlc to niiinugc, without ciidungcriii}; 
the prosperity of the oliuich itself. It is 
ihe siiiiiL' wiiy Willi juidp iiiid vanity, iw 
«.ll jis going lo law without the council 
i,t' tlie cliureli, and iilso, nil other evils 
ilmi lire not opposed iind avoided ns they 
slioiilci lie. We hopo to sec onr pjopio 
uwiike to their duty regarding these evil,*, 
which if oMce allowed to eiitertho church 
may prove a ruination to the simplicity 
that should rliarnclerize usiis a body of 
profe.'soHi'. It U a good thing to have ii 
chinch in the world, but when we got 
tlic world in llic clmrch then things arc 
ill :i had tix. Whatever we ih. let us 
kicp the church pore. 



BOTH SIDES. 



VFOUl-. can lu-k niorotiueitionsiu nn 
liuur than a wise man cnn answer 
ill a inoiith, Skeptics sometimes pursue 
lliis coui-se. They are anxious to have 
pi-oide hear both si<lcs. IJut what isfrc- 
ijiieiitly called "both sides" is only one 
fiih'. The skeptic haa no side. He In- 
biii-s hard, spends his energies to under- 
mine the truths which a man has received 
from tlic Bible, and fuiuishes nothing in 
their stend. 

What! hear both tides? Yiy, cer- 
tain